Brand new position official

The new one Thu, 08/31/2023 - 10:27

Hi everyone, 

I succeed in an ast/sc postion to be official at the EP.

I am waiting for the documents of DG PERS and I was wondering how is the integration for newbies? 

What are the next steps? Do they help us to find a flat? How long we have to wait for the first pay? Do we have some possibilities to have bank loan?

I have looked for some informations but I didn't find anything about it...

Thanks very much for the feed back!


First of all, congratulations

albert.sanchez_117485 Mon, 09/11/2023 - 22:49

First of all, congratulations for your success on having a position. As you have already realised, passing the selection procedures is only a step in the way of becoming a EU official. 

Being myself an AST/SC in the Commission, and not in the EP, I don't know if my own experience could have any value for you. You can always take it with a pinch of salt. But here we go anyway!

"What are the next steps?" in my case, I was called (with a lot of newbies) to a welcome day. We got our logins and passwords, and had some talks about practicalities.

"Do they help us to find a flat?" Not in the Commission. However, there is an internal list of flats to rent belonging to EC colleagues which is somewhat useful. I had also a revision of my rental lease, and got some tips in order to improve it.

"How long we have to wait for the first pay?" In my case, I started working on 1st August andwas paid , if I remember correctily, the following month.

I hope this will be of some help!

Thank you so much for all

The new one Tue, 09/12/2023 - 08:58

Thank you so much for all your informations, Albert.

All is so new for me...

Have a great day!