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What's Coming Up in January 2023 - EPSO Rundown

No big surprises at the start of 2023 regarding EPSO... for now, and there will be no new competitions announced for several months. There are, however, 7 competitions in progress, plus regular CBTs being held for CAST. We're still waiting for EPSO to officially announce their overhauled selection process. Let's take a look what is happening with EPSO in this first month of 2023...

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ASSISTANTS IN THE FIELDS OF OPERATIONAL / TECHNICAL SECURITY AND OPERATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Another great opportunity for assistants, EPSO released an additional AST3 competition in November 2022 with 101 places on the reserve list. Applications have been submitted and the first round of testing begins with the Computer-Based Tests in a few weeks. This will be followed by eligibility checks and the Assessment Centre exams later on.
These are the three EPSO profiles for this competition:

  • Operational Security (EPSO/AST/155/22 - 1)
  • Technical Security (EPSO/AST/155/22 - 2)
  • Occupational Health & Safety (EPSO/AST/155/22 - 3)

Important dates >>>

  • Computer based multiple choice tests - booking period : 17-23 January 2023
  • CBT testing period : 30 January - 07 February 2023

Here's how to prepare >>>

Practice, practice, practice! One of the best ways boost your prep work is to take a deep dive into reasoning test-taking methodology and then put it straight into practice with a simulation. You can do just that with our focused 'Master the EPSO CBT' workshops. Whether it's after work during the week or a dedicated full day on the weekend, you'll find a time slot to suit you here:

Three-Part Series | Two-Hour Workshops | Weekdays Starting at 6:30 PM

Pro-tip CBT Webinars:

Practice Test Questions

Additional resources >>>

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ENERGY, CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT AD6 (EPSO/AD/401/22)

This competition is currently in the eligibility checks phase, which will be followed by the talent screener review. If you are deemed eligible then you can continue on to the Assessment Centre phase, which will include the following exams: Computer-Based Test (CBT - strictly eliminatory), Case Study (CS), Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) and Field-Related Interview (FRI). The AC phase will hopefully start soon... just keep on waiting, keep on waiting... in the meantime you can check out some additional resources below.

Additional resources >>>

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ASSISTANTS (EPSO/AST/154/22)

This AST3 comp is one of the biggest EPSO released in 2022 covering six profiles and boasting 492 places on the Reserve List (all profiles combined). The fully remotely-proctored CBT pre-selection phase went down at the end of November 2022. 

A pass mark is not enough for this comp and only those of you with the highest scores will have your applications screened for eligibility. The Assessment Centre will include a Field-Related Interview (FRI), a Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) and a Case Study (CS). 

Here's how to prepare >>>

Since we don't know any indicative dates yet, here are some resources that will be useful for you once the dates are released by EPSO:

---> ASSESSMENT CENTRE (AC)

Additional resources >>>

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ADMINISTRATORS IN THE FIELD OF AUDIT (EPSO/AD/399/22 - AD7)

You are in the Assessment Centre phase which in this case commences with Computer-Based Tests (CBT) at the end of January. After the CBT there will be a Field-Related Interview (FRI), a Competency-Based Interview (CBI) and a Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI).

Important dates >>>

  • Computer based multiple choice tests - booking period : 12-18 January 2023
  • CBT testing period : 26-27 January 2023
  • Assessment Centre: beginning 1/2023 - end 4/2023 (indicative)

Here's how to prepare >>>

--->PREPARE FOR YOUR COMPUTER-BASED TESTS

Three-Part Series | Two-Hour Workshops | Weekdays Starting at 6:30 PM

  • Check out all the dates available here.

---> PREPARE FOR YOUR ASSESSMENT CENTRE

Field-Related Interview Simulation | Two-Hour Workshops

IN FRENCH

IN ENGLISH

Competency-Based Interview Simulation | Two-Hour Workshops

IN FRENCH

IN ENGLISH

Additional resources >>>

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ICT EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS (EPSO/AD/398/22 - AD7 / AD8) 

ICT EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS (EPSO/AST/151/22 - AST4)

At the time of writing Talent Screeners are still being reviewed, but any day, probably any moment now... the results should be out. When the results are finally released by EPSO, then comes the Assessment Centre, which will include the Computer-Based Test (CBT), a Field-Related Interview (FRI), a Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) and a Case Study (CS).

Here's how to prepare >>>

Since we don't know specific dates yet, here are some resources that will be useful for you once the dates are released by EPSO:

---> PREPARE FOR YOUR COMPUTER-BASED TEST

---> ASSESSMENT CENTRE (AC)

Additional resources >>>

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LINGUISTIC ASSISTANTS (EPSO/AST/152/22)

This competition covers the following language profiles:

  • Estonian (ET)
  • Croatian (HR)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)

Eligibility checks are done and dusted, now comes the next step - the Assessment Centre. This will include a Case Study (CS) and a Competency-Based Interview (CBI). 

Important dates >>>

  • Competency-Based Interview: end of January 2023 to mid February 2023 (depends on which language)
  • Case Study: 21 February 2023

Here's how to prepare >>>

Competency-Based Interview Simulation | Two-Hour Workshops

IN FRENCH

IN ENGLISH

CASE STUDY

The Case Study Preparation Toolkit

Before you start training for this test, we greatly recommend that you invest a little time into understanding the exam's methodology. This way you'll know what the EPSO Assessors will be looking for and will be able to apply valuable strategies to complete this task correctly.​ For this we have created The Case Study Preparation ToolkitFollow the steps in the kit to achieve EPSO Case Study exam success!

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HEADS OF ADMINISTRATION IN EU DELEGATIONS (EPSO/AST/153/22 - AST4)

1789 people applied for this competition. The pre-selection CBT testing period finished at the end of October. Those candidates who reached the CBT pass mark (20/40) are now waiting to have their Talent Screeners reviewed. 120 candidates, those with the highest TS scores, will be invited to continue the selection process at the Assessment Centre phase where the following tests will happen: Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI), a Field-Related Interview (FRI) and a Case Study (CS).

Here's how to prepare >>>

Since we don't know any indicative dates yet, here are some resources that will be useful for you once the dates are released by EPSO:

Additional resources >>

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EXPERTS & ADMINISTRATORS IN THE FIELDS OF SPACE AND DEFENCE INDUSTRY (EPSO/AD/400/22)

At the time of writing eligibility checks have been completed and the number of candidates that will be invited to the Assessment Centre has been published on EPSO's website. There have been no invitations sent out at this point in time. But any moment now EPSO will be posting the indicative timeline... we hope! For these candidates the Assessment Centre consists of the following exams:

  • Computer-based tests (CBT), which are abstract, verbal and numerical reasoning tests. 
  • Oral Presentation (OP)
  • Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) 
  • Field-related tests or field-related assessments, which are conducted in English.
    • Field-Related Interview (FRI)
    • Written Test in the Field (WT)

Here's how to prepare >>>

Since we don't know specific dates yet, here are some resources that will be useful for you once the dates are released by EPSO:

---> PREPARE FOR YOUR COMPUTER-BASED TEST

---> ASSESSMENT CENTRE (AC)

  • The Oral Presentation is slightly different in an online setting.
  • The SCBI, which is a situational competency based interview is a special kind of interview with a background document scenario and they ask you questions in relation to that information pack.
    • Download our recently published FREE ebook about this interview.
    • Once the assignment is released by EPSO we will hold interactive SCBI workshopsWrite to us if you'd like to be put on a waiting list to be notified when these become available for registration.
  • The FRI an interview broadly based on the talent screener, but not limited to it as such. They can ask anything about your professional background, or your knowledge in the field. That's where they truly check that you meet all the criteria, the professional substantive criteria that they have outlined.
    • When the AC dates are released we will schedule competition-specific FRI Simulations. Write to us if you'd like to be put on a waiting list to be notified when these become available for registration.
    • Get expert advice and feedback from the best EPSO coaches available: schedule an Assessment Centre personal coaching session.
  • Finally, there is the written test in the field, which will most likely be online. We don't have much info on this exam yet. As soon as we do, we'll be sure to post about it. 

Additional resources >>>

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EPSO CAST COMPETITIONS

- Educational Psychologists (FG IV)
- Proofreaders (FG III)
- Translators (FG IV)
- Building management (FG II, FG III, FG IV)
- Finance (FG II, FG III, FG IV>
- Communication (FG III, FG IV)
- Political affairs / EU policies (FG III, FG IV)
- Law (FG III, FG IV)
- Information and communication technology (FG III, FG IV)
- Manual and administrative support workers (FG I)
- Child care staff (FG II)
- Project/programme management (FG III, FG IV)
- Administration / Human resources (FG II, FG III, FG IV)
- Secretaries/Clerks (FG II)

The last round of computer-based tests are happening mid-December.

Important dates >>>

  • You can book your slot for a Computer-Based Test 3 to 7 February 2023
  • Testing will take place between 8 and 14 February 2023
  • Results are announced on 24 February 2023

Here's how to prepare >>>

Join an interactive online training session to get the hang of Verbal, Numerical and Abstract reasoning with an expert trainer who will guide you through the methodology which you get to put straight into practice with test simulations. You can ask questions from the trainer throughout.

Three-Part Series | Two-Hour Workshops | Weekdays Starting at 6:30 PM

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Good luck on your exams!