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EPSO Assistant Exam Preparation Services

EU Training helps EPSO candidates tackle weaknesses through personal coaching services. Offering Pre-Selection and Assessment Centre coaching sessions, candidates can receive focused attention from expert instructors at any level of the EPSO selection process. Get tailored guidance and boost your EPSO exam performance.

 

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Coaches
Application Assistance

Our EU career expert is here to review and help you improve your EPSO application and Talent Screener or CV and cover letter, so you get the results you want at any stage of the EU recruitment process.

Select your coach:
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€150.00  / review
  • Designed as a review service of your:
    • EPSO application form and Talent Screener or
    • CV and cover letter 
  • Feel free to ask questions or highlight areas that you feel uncertain about in the comments section of the review request form. Our career expert will be more than happy to clarify these items as part of the review.
  • Please send the documentation you would like reviewed in either pdf, doc or docx format.
  • Files must be less than 20 MB and will take approximately 5 working days to process.
  • PLEASE NOTE: 
    The fee includes the review of either your EPSO application form and Talent Screener or
    CV and cover letter. (Attaching your CV for a Talent Screener review is valuable, but it will be used as background information only.) 

Enlist this service when you need help to enhance your EPSO application or CV.

  • Your submissions will be critiqued by an EU career expert 
  • Improvement suggestions, strategies will be offered
  • Original documents will not be re-written or edited
Pre-Selection

The EPSO CBTs are not easy and require dedicated, intensive training. Get the personally tailored guidance you need to gain that competitive advantage.

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Thomas A. Williams
€85.00  / hour
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with an EPSO expert to help you succeed in the pre-selection exams
  • Coaching sessions available via Skype or in person at our training venue in Brussels
  • Coaching rate: €85/hour via Skype OR €95/hour in person (minimum of 2 hours)

Pre-selection coaching sessions are tailored according to your needs, but can include:

  • Highlighting improvement opportunities
  • Exam strategies development and best practices
  • Exam methodology clarification with practice tests

(Skype Only)  As a psychometric test item developer and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book, I can help you break down the walls of uncertainty surrounding the EPSO pre-selection exams. As a regular EPSO webinar and classroom trainer with both a Master’s degree and over 25 years’ experience in the classroom, I can offer you personally tailored guidance so you can learn first-hand what to expect from the process and build your confidence. 

Assessment Centre

Nerves and an unfamiliar environment means many perform below their potential. Entre the AC with confidence and preparedness through our AC experts’ guidance.

Select your coach:
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Jan De Sutter
Ticiana Tucci
from €120.00  / hour
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with an EPSO expert to help you succeed at the Assessment Centre
  • Coaching sessions available via Skype or in person at our training venue in Brussels
  • Coaching rate: €120/hour via Skype OR €150/hour in person (minimum of 2 hours)

Assessment Centre coaching sessions are tailored according to your needs, such as:

  • Highlighting improvement opportunities
  • Structured Interview/Oral Presentation simulation
  • Case Study and Group Exercise strategies

(English & French) As a trained assessor, former President of an EPSO selection board and co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book – The Assessment Centre Edition I know exactly what assessors look for. Many candidates perform below their potential at the AC as they are in an unfamiliar environment where words, actions and body language matter more than they would initially assume. Improving competencies takes time and self-practice, but by following my guidance you can build your self-confidence and increase your chances of success.

With 20+ years experience in HR recruitment and selection, I have led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant - including competency-based interviews, group discussions, self-presentation exercises and role-plays. With extensive experience as a certified career coach, I have assisted hundreds of candidates undertaking recruitment processes by helping them enhance their CV's, cover letters and strategically prepare for various recruitment tests. Through my practical guidance and unique approach, I would love to help you to perform at your very best at the EPSO Assessment Centre.

Group Exercise Coaching

It's difficult to practice for the Group Exercise exam virtually or by yourself because this practical exercise involves a group of participants.

Get a group of 4-6 people together and have your performance analysed by an EPSO expert, so you can perform even better on exam day.

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Ticiana Tucci
€120.00  / person
  • Feedback session with an EPSO expert to help you elevate your performance on exam day
  • The session will last 2 hours and includes one full Group Exercise simulation with feedback
  • Group Exercise Coaching is only available in person at our training venue in Brussels
  • Coaching rate: €120 per person (4-6 people required to run this coaching session)

How to kick off the process...

  • Once you have a group of 4-6 people together, hit the "Get in touch" button and lock in a date and time with your coach.
  • The fee for all 4-6 participants will need to be paid as a lump-sum once the session is confirmed by the coach.

It is difficult to practice for the Group Exercise exam virtually or by yourself because this task involves a group of participants. While there are strategies and best practices that you should first consult to mentally prepare in advance, it does not compare with the experience gained from doing a realistic simulation under exam conditions and the takeaways you'll obtain from this practical interaction. Having led numerous Assessment Centres for large international corporations as a HR consultant and assisted hundreds of candidates undertaking recruitment processes, I have hands-on experience and solid knowledge of what the EPSO assessors will be looking for and critiquing heavily on exam day. 

Middle management

The selection processes for Middle Managers is complex and extremely varied. Get insights into what you’ll encounter at your interview so you can fully prepare.

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Jan De Sutter
from €200.00  / hour
  • Coaching sessions with an expert in AC preparation for management level positions at EU institutions.
  • Coaching sessions available via Skype or in person at our training venue in Brussels
  • Coaching rate: €200/hour via Skype OR €250/hour in person (minimum of 2 hours)

EU Middle Management Coaching sessions are tailored according to your needs, such as:

  • Interview techniques / body language
  • Highlighting improvement opportunities
  • Competency Based Interview, Oral Presentation and Case Study strategies

As a trained assessor, former President of an EPSO selection board (which uses the same Assessment Centre methods as Hudson) I know exactly what assessors look for. Many candidates perform below their potential at the AC as they are in an unfamiliar environment where words, actions and body language matter more than they would initially assume. Improving competencies takes time and self-practice, but by following my guidance you can build your self-confidence and increase your chances of success.

E-tray Coaching

Feeling the intense time pressures of this complex exercise or unsure which rating to choose? Our E-tray specialist will guide you through any roadblock.

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Jenny Bettany
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with an E-tray expert to help you improve your exam score
  • Sessions are open to explore the E-tray areas you want to focus on and discuss
  • Coaching rate: €120/hour - available via Skype ONLY

E-tray coaching sessions are tailored according to your needs, but can include:

  • General advice on how to excel in the E-tray Exercise
  • Exam time management
  • Understanding EPSO scoring scales & competencies

(Skype Only) I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with considerable experience in designing and delivering assessment processes. I hold an MA (Hons) in Psychology, a MSc in Occupational Psychology and have particular experience in working with multinational, not-for-profit organisations where I have helped identify and develop leaders for a wide range of roles. My hands-on and practical experience of selection and assessment processes means that I am well placed to support and guide candidates to enhance their performance.

  • Unlimited Revision
  • Practice / Exam mode
  • Realistic Simulations
  • 24 Hour Support

“Your online simulations are by far the best available prep tool for succeeding in the EPSO pre-selection and your AC coaching sessions helped me achieve higher scores than I ever hoped. Best invested time and money ever!”

Lana from Croatia

“Happy news from me - I have just been notified that I have passed!!! Many thanks for all your support and patience, and of course your expertise, I am convinced that it made all the difference!"

Dana from Italy

“Thanks for the outstanding preparation you offer for the EPSO AD preselection screening. Your tests really cover all the areas of the screening and enabled me to assess and enhance my skills significantly.”

Marco from Italy

How many times can I use a question? And how many times can I revise a test?

Our questions have no expiration date, your question balance has no expiration date. You can compose new tests as long as you have new questions on your account, and you can revise previous tests without any time limitation.

We created a system that helps your EU exam preparation in the best possible way:

  • After you buy an EPSO exam preparation package, you can use these questions to create new tests in any composition and language you wish.
  • Once you launch a new test, the number of questions that you put in there will be deducted from your account and you can use each question once, similarly to a test book where you mark your answer options.
  • However, as a special gift to our customers, we created a system where you can re-take any of your previously composed tests as many times as you like (you can do this by finding the test you wish to re-take via the Practice Activity block of your Practice Centre).
  • You can monitor your progress via the Statistics block as well.
  • After submitting or re-taking a test, you can revise all your previous tests in review mode where, as a special feature for our customers includes an option to turn off the 'show explanation' feature to further improve the revision experience.
  • Moreover, revision is not limited in any way. You may revise previous tests and questions for an unlimited period and for an unlimited number of times.

How do I buy test questions in the language I want to practice in? And do I get the same questions repeated in all the languages I select?

When buying questions packages, you are buying a quota of questions from our database and not a specific question. This means that in the Start New Test block you can choose which language(s) you want to do your practice tests in. You do not pick this at the time of purchase.

TIP: make sure you click on the little (i) in the table on the Products tab to see how many questions we have in a particular language per test so you don’t over purchase.

No, you will not experience repeat questions regardless of which language you practice in. Our database is large enough to ensure that questions in various languages do not overlap. Those questions that are the same, but have been translated into different languages all appear on the same question id code. This means that our database knows if you have already been allocated a certain question in a particular language and will not re-allocate that same question to you in a different language. The system stores which questions you have used and makes it impossible for you to get the same question in a different language.

One exception is if you are an enthusiastic candidate and have used up the entire database of questions in a particular test/language. If you experience this please get in contact with us immediately so we can address any problems.

We work hard to ensure that you do not experience disappointment with our products/service and always get the number of fresh questions that you have paid for.

Are you planning to introduce tests in new languages?

At present, we offer most of our test questions in English and French. In addition, we offer verbal reasoning tests in 19 languages:

  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Croatian (HR)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (EN)
  • French (FR)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Lithuanian (LT)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Romanian (RO)
  • Slovak (SK)
  • Slovenian (SL)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SV)

We are constantly expanding our language database and hope to add new languages to the list soon.

Do the questions have an expiration date?

Absolutely not. All your questions will remain in your account until you use them. You can start a new test as long as you have questions in your account.

I need some general information on the EPSO (EU Career) competitions.

Check out the New To EU Exams section of our website.
If you have specific questions or need free advice, please contact us directly any time!

How can I register on the EU Training website? Where is the registration form?

You can register on our website for free via the following link.
Once you register you will have access to our FREE packages and webinars!

What forms of payment are accepted? Is payment safe?

Regarding payment, the system will offer you online credit card payment (immediate access), payment via PayPal (immediate access) or Virtual Euro Account (immediate access).

Online credit card payment: (immediate access)

Accepted cards:  Mastercard, Visa (please note that Visa Electron card is not always supported).

Credit card payment is real-time, the transaction is secured by a 128-bit SSL coded system, verified by the most trusted seal, Verisign and provided by the two leading payment providers, PayPal and Realex Payments.

Virtual Euro Account: (immediate access)

Sometimes we offer customers virtual euros as a form of compensation, reward or as a special deal. If you have been allocated virtual euros by us you can use that amount to pay for your next purchase, or pay for a part of it (if you don't have enough virtual euros on your account) and pay for the rest via the other methods.

For further information, please check our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or feel free to contact us anytime.

What are the different exam types that I can set when composing a test? How does this relate to the diffficulty of the questions that will appear in the test?

When composing a test, you can select the exam type you wish to simulate. From the "Select Competition" drop-down list you can either pick "Compose Custom Test" or the competition type you are undertaking: Administrator, Assistant, Secretary, Linguist, Specialist Competition, CAST.

Each simulation test contains a mix of questions of varying difficulty, just like in the real EPSO exam. A few easier questions to build confidence, a number of mid-level difficulty questions that make up the bulk of the test, and a few hard questions to differentiate between really strong-performing candidates and those with a more average level of performance.

The exam type you select will affect the mix of questions that will be included in the test. For example:

  • AD Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 10% easy questions, 40% regular difficulty questions and 50% hard/complex questions for each test type.
  • AST Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 20% easy questions, 50% regular difficulty questions and 30% hard/complex questions for each test type.

The exam profile type applied does not depend on the package you purchased. You can change the exam profile of your test any time you start a new test. If you feel that a particular pre-set is more or less challenging than you expected, we encourage you to experiment with the other presents as well.

The tests you would like to practice and the quantity of questions for each can be set manually for each simulation exam separately or, when using the quick exam selector feature (Select Competition drop-down menu), it is set automatically for each test type by the system.