Jan de Sutter has written a comprehensive overview about the new EPSO exam system. Click here to find out why EPSO has changed the system, what the strategy is for rolling out the new plans and how this will affect you as a candidate.
The applications for this year’s AST1 (junior assistants) competition are already closed and applications for the AST3 (senior assistant) competition are still ongoing. We have received questions from hundreds of EU Training users asking us essentially the same thing: which first language (in AST1 competitions) and which profile (in AST3 competitions) gives me the best chance of success?
This year's administrator exam has just been announced for six profiles and two categories: AD5 and AD7 for those who wish to become successful EU officials in Brussels, Luxembourg or elsewhere in the world. In 2010, more than 50,000 applicants had registered and this year may see similar numbers. The crucial dilemma for everyone is: how do I maximise my chances to pass?
As we hear from our users, there seem to be two approaches when deciding to participate in an EPSO competition. Some people decide that they would like to work for the EU institutions and select a domain based on what is available at the time. Another group has very specific ideas about what exactly they would like to do at an EU institution and hold out for the ideal exam to be published.