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EPSO/AST-SC/01/14 – more than 200 positions available!

The new EPSO/AST-SC/01/14 exam was recently announced with the goal of filling up a more than 200 names reserve list for SC1/SC2 levels.

The big changes for this EPSO AST secretaries competition is that there will be no abstract or numerical reasoning.

The preselection tests will include:

verbal reasoning in the main language – English/French/German/Croatian

accuracy and precision – EN/FR/DE

– prioritising and organising – EN/FR/DE

– language comprehension test – EN/FR/DE/HR

The deadline to apply is 21st March.

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Upcoming EPSO Competitions – 1st Semester 2014

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In the indicative planning of EPSO Competitions you’ll notice the upcoming exams and fields of interest of recruitment for EU institutions.

EPSO/AST-SC/01/14 – With the new staff regulations adopted at the beginning of 2014, the new AST/SC positions have been especially created for  secretaries. With the possible date of applications opening on 13th February, EPSO will be organising secretaries competitions at SC1/SC2 levels (most probably corresponding to the former AST1/AST2 levels)

EPSO/AST/130/14  – Aiming of selecting Assisstants with a background in building, this competition will have different profiles listed; estimated kick off day for applications is 27th February.

EPSO/AST/131/14 – Nuclear inspectors specialists competition launching 3rd April

EPSO/AD/…/14 – A specialists competition for OLAF Forensic Analysts will be launched on 27th March

AD Cycle 2014 – though the profiles are not announced we can notice that there will be an Auditors AD5 competition running in parallel. The applications for the Administrators Cycle will begin on 13th March while for Auditors a week later.

 

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EPSO/AST/129/13 – AST 3 EU Competition launched

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As of today you can start filling in your application from “my epso account” for the EPSO/AST/129/13 AST 3 Competition. The deadline for validating your application is 14th of January but don’t wait until the last moment.

The profiles sought and the number of available places are as follows:

ACCOUNTING/ FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – 51

ECONOMY/FINANCE – 32

LEGAL MATTERS – 28

The CBT Preselection tests will consist of:

  • Verbal Reasoning -marked out of 20
  • Numerical Reasoning – marked out of 10
  • Abstract Reasoning – marked out of 10
  • Accuracy and Precision – marked out of 20
  • Prioritizing and Organizing – marked out of 20
  • Situational Judgement Test – marked out of 40

You will need to obtain a minimum aggregated score of 15/30  for Verbal and Abstract Reasoning.

For Numerical Reasoning minimum score is 5 for accounting and economy profiles and 4 for legal matters.

Minimum aggregated score for Accuracy and Precision and Prioritising and Organising is 20/40 and minimum score for EPSO SJT is 24/40

You can find in the Official Journal the complete job descriptions for each profile and other useful additional info.

As usual, we offer best and most affordable online epso training to help you pass this AST3 Competition and become an EU Assistant.

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OHIM Epso Competitions AD/Ast announced

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The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has 100 places available split between the following EU Competitions:

  • OHIM/AD/01/13 = 40 places
  • OHIM/AST/02/13 = 60 places

Both AD and AST Epso Competitions are specialists competitions, meaning that a first preselection will be based on the info you provide in the Talent Screener tab from My EPSO Account

There will be approximately 3 times more candidates invited to the Assessment Centre then the number of candidates that will be placed on the reserve list.

The exams will consist of:

  • Practice Verbal Reasoning Tests, Numerical Reasoning Tests, Abstract Reasoning Tests
  • Structured interview based on the info provided in the talent screener
  • Written exercise
  • E-tray Exercise
  • Structured Interview based on general competencies
  • Grouped Exercise

The deadline for applications is 3rd December at midday so start preparing!