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Career opportunities with the European Institutions. My Role. To promote EU Careers Point of contact in Durham To post relevant information via Facebook Email: eucareers.durham@gmail.com. Choose EU Careers. Parliament. Council. Commission. Ombudsman. Court of Justice. Ctte of Regions.

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my role
My Role
  • To promote EU Careers
  • Point of contact in Durham
  • To post relevant information via Facebook
  • Email: eucareers.durham@gmail.com
choose eu careers
Choose EU Careers

Parliament

Council

Commission

Ombudsman

Court of Justice

Ctte of Regions

Court of Auditors

Economic &Social Ctte

Data ProtectionSupervisor

… and many otheragencies of the EU

why eu careers
Why EU Careers?

A career with the EU Institutions gives you:

  • A lifetime of different jobs
  • Interesting and challenging work that makes a real difference for Europe
  • An environment where you are encouraged to learn new skills and languages
  • The opportunity to work and travel abroad, and work with people from all over Europe
  • An attractive benefits package
what is an eu career
What is an EU career?

Two categories of staff – wide variety of profiles:

  • Administrators (AD)e.g. policy officers, lawyers, auditors, scientific officers, translators, interpreters, communication & press officers …
  • Assistants (AST)e.g. secretaries, HR assistants, financial assistants, conference technicians, accountants, ICT specialists…
what they look for
What they look for
  • Best candidates across Europe
  • Motivation to work for Europe
  • Strong analytical, organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt easily to a variety of environments and stakeholders
do you have what it takes
Do you have what it takes?
  • You would like to use and enhance your language abilities
  • You have the drive to deliver results and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural team
  • You are eager to learn and develop your knowledge and skills
how to apply
How to apply

Single point of entry:

European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)

Entry is by open competition

Notice of Competition published in Official Journal of European Union, also available via www.eu-careers.eu

Organised in annual cycles for general profiles

More specialised profiles “on demand”

Apply online at: www.eu-careers.eu

EPSO selects candidates

Selection procedure = 5-9 months

Institutions recruit from selected candidates

when to apply
When to apply

December

Recruitment

Assessment Centre

AD

Registration +

Self-assessment

AST

Registration +

Self-assessment

Assessment Centre

CBT / professional

linguistic skills test -

CV sift

Recruitment

Recruitment

CBT

September

March

Assessment

ADL

Registration +

Self-assessment

CBT

June

2010 cycles
2010 cycles
  • November/December 2010: Assistant competition
  • March 2011: Administrator competition
  • July 2011: Linguist competition
current competitions
Current Competitions
  • The 2011 graduate 'administrator' selection procedure will open on 16th March.
  • This year we will be selecting within the following six fields:-European Public Administration-Law-Economics-Audit-Finance-Statistics
where to apply
Where to apply

www.eu-careers.eu

who can apply basic requirements
Who can apply – basic requirements

Citizens of the 27 Member States

Knowing at least 2 official EU languages

Currently 2nd language must be EN, FR or DE

who can apply qualifications
Who can apply - qualifications

For Administrator grades:

University degree (bachelor)

For Assistant grades:

Higher secondary education (at least)

Relevant professional experience

NB: Specific requirements for each competition – see Notice of Competition

competition structure general overview
Competition structure – general overview

> 50,000applicants

  • 1. Admission Tests (CBT)– multiple-choice tests in EN, FR or DE – cognitive abilities
  • – test centre in Edinburgh or London
  • – all applicants
  • 2. Assessment Centre
  • – EPSO assessment centre in Brussels
  • – competency-based
  • – fixed quota
  • 3. Reserve list
    • – fixed quota
  • See Notice of Competition for details

typically

1 : 3

< 300successful

computer based tests overview
Computer based tests - overview

Verbal reasoning

Numerical reasoning

Abstract reasoning

Situational judgement

AST: Professional skills

Linguists: Language skills

(EU knowledge is no longer tested)

in second language (English, French or German)

assessment centre
Assessment Centre

Depending on the competition:

  • Case study in the field in question
  • Exercises relating to professional skills
  • Oral presentation
  • Structured interview
  • Group exercises
  • Practical language tests
conclusion reserve list
Conclusion - Reserve list

List of successful candidates

Basis for recruitment by Institutions

Valid for at least one year – may be extended

No guarantee of a job…

eu careers recruitment process
EU Careers – recruitment process
  • Institutions check profiles of successful candidates
  • Candidates invited to job interviews
  • Job offer
  • Candidate accepts job offer, or remains on reserve list
eu careers the whole package
EU Careers – the whole package
  • An environment where you are encouraged to learn new skills and languages:
    • Strong focus on training and development
    • Language training encouraged(3rd language required for 1st promotion)
  • Flexible working conditions:
    • Flexitime, part-time, telework, parental leave, career breaks …
  • A great package of benefits:
    • Salary, allowances, pension, European Schools, childcare facilities
other employment possibilities
Other employment possibilities

Temporary staff: temporary agents

Contract staff: contract agents

Traineeships (5 months)

Seconded national experts (typically 1-2 years)

Interim Staff (6 months, drawn from local agencies)

http://europa.eu/epso/discover/careers/staff_categories/index_en.htm

Commission Ambassadors: Training Seminar

more profiles and eu tube
More profiles and EU-tube
  • Follow Durham EU Careers Facebook page:
  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/EU-Careers-Durham-University/165507363484376
  • General EU Careers Facebook:
  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/EU-Careers/298387676087
  • Follow our “raconteurs” (blogging about their lives in the EU institutions)on:
    • http://www.facebook.com/page/EUCareers ....
    • http://twitter.com/EUCareers
  • Read profiles/watch videos of officials in the EU institutions:

http://europa.eu/epso/discover/careers/meet_our_colleagues/index_en.htm

  • Watch a video about EU Careers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_slqhvf4VUg

All accessible via http://eu-careers.eu/