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You want to work for the European Union, but don´t know where to start? Well you’ve come to the right place, because we help candidates turn their dreams into a reality. The EPSO process can be rather confusing and complicated. But don’t worry! Our new to EU exams section will help make it all crystal clear. Let’s start your EPSO journey to success!
Profiles - Who are EU Officials and what they do
EU officials work for the EU Institutions and Agencies, located across Europe and the world. Approximately 50,000 EU officials are employed directly by the European Union’s institutions, either on a permanent or temporary contract. They are the people who ensure the operations of the European Union run efficiently and effectively.
The EU has a unique way of advertising job opportunities as well. To be considered for a particular position available within an EU Institution, every applicant will need to sit a series of exams administered by EPSO. Job types and their required selection exams are advertised in a Notice of Competition. Almost like a job ad, a competition outlines a “profile” rather than a specific job post. So what EPSO profiles can you apply for?
To become an EU official you'll have to register and qualify for the competitions organised by EPSO: the European Personnel Selection Office. EPSO is like the “HR department” of the European Union. They are tasked with selecting suitable candidates for all positions available within the EU Institutions.
Eligibility & Requirements
To be considered for a particular position available within an EU Institution, every applicant will need to sit a series of exams administered by EPSO. It is mandatory that participants:
- Have EU citizenship
- Speak two official EU languages - one of which needs to be English, French or German
EPSO PROFILES & REQUIRED EXAMS
Can be taken in 45 test centres
in Europe & around the world
Can be taken in 24
Selects some 1000
officials per year
Takes around 9 months
from start to finish
The EPSO Process
|1. Publication of exams - online registration|
|March||June/July||November/December||January/February||Based on need|
|2. Pre-selection tests|
|3. Intermediate test|
|E-tray Exercise||Translation Tests|
|4. Assesment centre|
|5. Reserve list publication - recruitment|
EU Training is Europe's #1 EPSO preparation site. We offer the widest range of materials for all stages and levels of the EU Institutions' selection exams from Pre-Selection to the Assessment Centre. We aim to simulate the EPSO exam as closely as possible and do so by offering practice tests, webinars, classroom training and coaching sessions. With 80.000+ users, 24 languages, 25,000+ EPSO-style practice tests, we are uniquely placed to help you pass the EPSO exams and get an EU job!View Packages
What is the Secret to Success?
The EPSO selection process is not easy and requires you to train hard for each competition you register for. The most prepared candidates succeed and their success is attributed to hard work – plain and simple. For almost a decade, EU Training has helped thousands of participants prepare for the EPSO exams and we can guarantee there is no easy secret to success. However, those who became EU officials tend to follow the below preparation schedule.
If you are new to EU exams and the EPSO process you’re probably keen to see what these tests look like and try before you buy. Our EPSO simulated tests have been designed to replicate the actual EPSO tests as closely as possible so you can practice for your EPSO exams under realistic test conditions.Start Demo Test
- Start preparation 10-12 weeks before the exam
- During this period solved at least 850 test questions
- Practice min. 1 hour/day or 10 hours/week
- Attend online webinar methodology trainingss
- Answered 87% of the questions correctly in the pre-selection tests
- Were able to answer an EPSO question in 1 minute