NEW EPSO Competition For Graduates - AD5

EPSO has left a little teaser on their website announcing that they will launch a new competition for graduates (grade AD5) this spring.

No specific details are mentioned by EPSO, except for a general description about what a graduate administrator does:

“Graduate administrators typically work in one of the EU Institutions, within a team, and focus on policy formulation, operational delivery and resource management. The field in which such graduates carry out these tasks is dependent on which institution or service recruits them. An administrator post is open to graduates in any discipline.”

We suspect that:

  • options for language 2 will most probably remain English, French or German,
  • the Pre-Selection tests will consist of Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement Tests, and
  • the intermediate test phase will consist of an E-tray Exercise.

But, we will all have to wait patiently till the official Notice of Competition is released before we know for sure.

Want to interact with other candidates planning to undertake this competition? You may be interested in joining the 2017 EPSO Administrator Exams (AD5) Facebook group.


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