How to become AD6/7

megane.aellen_136253 Mon, 03/09/2020 - 09:59

Hi everyone,

From what I have seen of the past topics, my questions have not yet been raised but I may have overseen sth so in that case, apologies.

So here it is: I plan on applying to the Administrator contest in 2021 or 2022. I have two masters degrees in Economics and Finance and will have 6 years professional experience by then, which I guess qualifies me for the AD6/7 band.

Considering this, here are my questions:

1. is there a specific AD6/7 competition?

2. If yes, what is the exact title of the competition and how frequent does it happen (I guess it is usually also in May)? Are the requirements the same as for AD5?

3. If no, should I just get into the generalist AD5 competition?

Thanks a lot in advance for your replies !

Have a very nice day :)

Hello Megane, Thu, 04/09/2020 - 21:21

Hello Megane,

you can look at the AD7 339 17 1 competition on financial economics. I am not sure about the periodicity of the competition (the reserve list is valid for 3 years, so probably the next competition will take place next year).

The minimum experience required for that competition is 5 years after completing your degree. I sugest you to get into the generalist on the mean time, because 6 years professional experience and 2 Master degrees is a good profile, but perhaps it is not enough to go through the Talent Screener.

Hi, I was wondering somewhat

mareen.m_127 Tue, 04/14/2020 - 19:33

Hi, I was wondering somewhat the same.
I have 3 years of working experience in European Affairs  - is it recommendable to do the generalist (AD5) competition? It confuses me a bit that it says that is for graduates without working experience... or does it make more sense to wait for an AD6/7 ?

Anyone knows if most of the people who pass the generalist concours are actually graduates without working experience?

Would be happy about an answer :)

AD6 and AD7 competitions are

strangequark Wed, 04/15/2020 - 13:52

AD6 and AD7 competitions are rare. I would not rely on that. And nothing prevents you from participating in additional competitions if they become available. 

And no I don't think that it's mostly people without working experience, who apply. 

Many of the people who pass

JaGyGy Thu, 04/16/2020 - 08:36

Many of the people who pass the generalist AD5 competition have years and years of working experience; some of them decades. Yes, on paper it's for "graduates" but I'm willing to be that a tiny minority of those who pass, actually are fresh graduates. Basically, it's an easy way for the Commission to get experienced staff with lower pay.

My advice would be to definitely go for the AD5 even if you have a lot of working experience. Should you pass and be recruited, nothing will prevent you from taking part in an AD6/7 competition even if you are already working as an AD5.

Hello JaGyGy

limusina3_122080 Thu, 04/16/2020 - 11:38

Hello JaGyGy

Could I have your personal email address? I need to preview my next epso preparation. Anyone for Secretary? or external service?

I did twice CBT tests, one for AUdit which I passed, but failed on TS, and other for AD5 generalists, which I saw abstract very hard to pass. So I need to imrove my abstract marks. Any recommendation? i have andreas book, eutraining, but still I need more support!! 


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