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Are you interested in making the European Parliament more accessible and transparent through clear language in text, audio and video? Are you passionate about translating European legislation? Then we are looking for YOU. The European Parliament ’s translation service (DG TRAD) has launched recruitment competitions for Intercultural and Language Professionals for Croatian, German, Hungarian, Slovenian and Lithuanian . Intercultural and Language Professionals work in the translation service of the European Parliament, carrying out a range of linguistic tasks into their mother tongue, including...
EPSO is always looking for ways to improve the candidate experience. We will switch to automated remote proctoring for our tests, starting with CAST exams between 13-14 September 2023. Instead of using human proctors, proctoring will now be fully machine-assisted. This innovation will offer candidates a smoother testing experience (e.g. a simple ID check and confirmation, no person checks, no interruptions by a proctor during testing), whilst maintaining the necessary security requirements (candidates will be recorded while testing). Learn more about Remotely proctored testing .
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It came to EPSO’s attention that cybercrime groups have been targeting potential candidates to EPSO competitions with sophisticated cyberattacks. These attacks take place predominantly via LinkedIn , where these groups create fake profiles and then reach out to unsuspecting candidates. This includes sending malicious files, infected PDF documents, and seemingly innocuous materials such as coding tests embedded with malware. If you have been the recipient of such outreach attempts please note that EPSO does not engage directly with candidates via social media platforms (with job offers) nor...
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Following the cancellation of competition EPSO/AST/154/22 (AST3) – Finance, Accounting and Communication , EPSO has received several queries from candidates, as well as from other stakeholders, about the decision. Some of those are the result of misunderstandings that EPSO considers necessary and useful to clarify. This note is aimed at providing answers to the most common queries received. You will also find information on the cancellation of this competition in our press release of 31 March 2023: Cancellation of Competition EPSO/AST/154/22 – Assistants (AST3) | EU Careers (europa.eu) If you...
EDA annually runs a 1-year Traineeship Programme aimed at recent university graduates who want to transition to the world of work in an organisation at the heart of defence cooperation in Europe. An EDA traineeship will give you: a unique insight into the policies and processes for the development of European defence capabilities an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during your studies exposure to a multicultural and dynamic professional environment The Call for applications is usually published around March every year. Traineeships usually start in September and last around 12...
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Many of us use corporate computers for tasks unrelated to work. For that reason, many candidates to EPSO’s competitions could expect to be able to use their corporate computers to sit EPSO’s online selection tests, known as remotely proctored tests . However, that is often not the case. These tests require a third party – an external contractor – to take control of your computer while you take the test. Among other things, this prevents candidates from browsing the internet or running applications outside the remit of the tests. In the digital environment of EPSO’s institutional clients (i.e...
EPSO has received several queries as regards possible plans to align the competitions it published in 2022 with the new competition model adopted on 31 January 2023. For reasons of legal certainty, the answer to this question is that the former competition model – i.e. selection procedure with Assessment Centre (oral tests) – will be kept for those 2022 competitions. This means that there will be no changes to their respective notices of competition, and selection procedures will proceed as planned initially . You can always find information on ongoing selection procedures by EPSO here: In...
Contract Agents are recruited to perform temporary manual or administrative support tasks or to provide additional capacity in specialised fields whenever there is an insufficient number of officials with the required skills, and they are selected with the CAST Permanent procedure by the EU institutions, bodies and agencies. The word CAST stands for Contract Agents Selection Tool . Permanent means that there is no deadline to apply , so candidates can submit an application at any time. The procedure requires creating an EPSO account and inserting personal, professional and educational...
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The pandemic slowed us down but we got back on track! We ended March 2023, with no more ‘backlog’. The 2020 and 2021 competition cycles have been finalised. It’s a wrap! In 2022 alone, EPSO published 34 reserve lists, resulting in more than 1400 successful candidates. Since the start of 2023, EPSO published 13 reserve lists, resulting in more than 500 successful candidates. That’s close to 2000 successful candidates from a variety of academic and professional profiles, ready to be recruited by the EU institutions. Heartfelt congratulations to all who passed our competitions published in 2020...