Administrators 2015

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64 Comments

  1. Eleonora
    Apr 18, 2015 @ 18:51:33

    I’ve just done the previous tests for my Administrators’ application, but when I’ve enterd in my epso account, the system didn’t permit me to apply. What can I do? And, last but not least, have I to do another time the tests?

  2. Mariuca
    Apr 18, 2015 @ 17:08:09

    Dear EPSO Team,

    I’m trying to apply to the AD-5 position, and after finishing the tests, I should be able to apply for the position. However, once I log in with my account, I am redirected to Europa>EPSO>Applications, and here I can not complete the application because there’s no link for it. Could you please help me in order to finish this properly?
    Thank you in advance.
    Kind regards,
    Mariuca

  3. Alex
    Apr 17, 2015 @ 12:59:29

    Hello,
    I have validated my application for AD Generalist, but my application and number are not visible in my EPSO account . Thank you.

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 17:37:37

      hello,
      You can find your application a bit down in the list. We have at the moment a technical issue, that should be solved soon.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

    • Carola Jimenez Asenjo
      Apr 18, 2015 @ 22:48:28

      Dear Madame,
      There is a problem with your system. I have already passed twice the test and I did not manage to register my application.
      I would appreciate if you could solve the problem asap.
      Best regards,
      Carola

  4. Harmonie Reybaud
    Apr 17, 2015 @ 12:24:55

    Dear EU Careers Representative,

    My name is Harmonie and I would like to ask you a question regarding the education requirements to apply for the AD5 examination.

    I recently graduated from a double-degree from a French Business School and an Australian accredited business school. I returned from Australia very recently, and would like to apply for the AD5 examination but as it is last minute, I would like to know if it would be possible for me to apply next year (to maximise my chances).

    I am aware that “there is no age limit to take part in a competition. However, successful candidates will be recruited at the grade stated in the notice of competition irrespective of their age or experience”. But still, as my diplomas were granted in December 2014 and June 2015, would it be a problem to apply for the AD5 examination of 2016?

    Also, is it possible to register for this examination 2 times? Is there a limit?

    I thank you in advance for your time and support.

    Kind regards,
    Harmonie

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 17:43:46

      Hello,
      We can’t guarantee that this same competition will take place next year, even if it’s usually the case, but yes if you prefer to wait and apply next year you can do that, this is your own decision.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  5. Giulio
    Apr 16, 2015 @ 12:32:19

    Dear EPSO team;

    I spent more than a hour to make the pre selection procedure: at the end I requested a new password and I logged in for applying but no application form was there. Can you please clarify what happens? thanks

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 17:36:31

      Hello,
      You needed to retrieve your access before doing the whole procedure. You should now restart the process.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  6. Prakash
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 19:29:15

    Dear Emmanuelle,

    For the ‘motivation and strength’ section, the word limit is 2000 characters. Would you please be able to tell me whether this is with or without spaces?

    Kind regards

    Prakash

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 17:55:50

      Hello,
      It is with spaces and special characters included.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  7. Victoria
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 19:25:22

    Hello!

    I am preparing myself for the next AD5 selection and I already have interesting books in French and English. However, as my mother tongue is Spanish, I am looking for books in SPANISH in order to practice VERBAL REASONING. Anyone knows if these books in Spanish are availible somewhere?

    Thank you very much!

    King regards,

    Victoria

  8. MARINA
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 13:39:48

    I successfully validated my application. I am cheking if I have any mail concerning the booking period for the tests. On my EPSO accounts it is consignated:

    “Click on:

    Applicant number: to display your registration.
    Message(s): to display all messages related to your application.”

    I do not see any messages symbol to click on to. Is it because I still do not have any or should it be a permanent symbol on the account?.

    Thanks in advance,

    Marina

    • Nathalie - EU Careers
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 17:43:48

      There are currently no messgaes published in your account.
      Please check your account at least twice a week.
      Best regards
      Nathalie

  9. Francesco lemetre
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 11:41:21

    Hi,
    I have done all the tests for the profile of administrators generalists ad5.
    I don’t understand how I can fill after the application form. I don t find the right section on the web site. Could you help me?
    thanks

  10. Raluca
    Apr 14, 2015 @ 18:49:34

    Can I apply for both AD5 Generalists and AD5 Auditors competitions?
    Also can someone explain how is the total of 80 points for the SJT self-assessment test computed when there are only 20 situations presented x 2 options each (most and least effective answer) and the scoring example shows a maximum of 1 mark per option? All I get is 40 points tops and I don’t understand why he 60% pass mark takes into account the 80 mark score??
    Thank you!

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 17:49:31

      Hello,
      Yes you can apply for both as far as you are eligible.
      80 is 40 x 2, and it is 60% out of 80 points, sorry but i don’t really get your questions there.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  11. Maria Peixoto
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 17:02:44

    Hello,

    I have applied to the EU once, and for that I created an EPSO account. I am not able to find my account details now and I want to reaply this year to a new position.

    I have tried to ask for password and username retrieving, with no success, as I have not received any email.

    Could you please help me on this?

    Best wishes

  12. Francesco
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 15:37:40

    Goodmorning,

    Is it possible to apply for the Administrator “Generalist” competition and the Administrator “Auditor” one at the same time? Thank you. Francesco

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 13, 2015 @ 15:38:38

      Hello,
      Yes, if you think you are eligible.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  13. raffaella
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:54:29

    Dear all,

    I login in my epso, did the compulsory test, but when I try to click on start the application I am redirected to the first steps (and I should re-do the test again).
    Can you please help?

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Apr 13, 2015 @ 14:18:32

      Hello,
      As indicated in the instructions you should not be logged in before starting the process, you have to log-out.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  14. annachiara
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 19:31:12

    Dear EPSO,
    I’ve done the tests for the profile of administrators generalists ad5.
    What’s the next step ? What can i do after this?
    Please help me!!

    • Nathalie - EU Careers
      Apr 10, 2015 @ 16:38:04

      I see that you started your application. Please don’t forget to validate before the deadline.
      Best regards
      Nathalie

  15. MARINA
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 12:20:11

    Dear EPSO team,

    While filling up the application form I have been asked to register the exact day of starting-ending of my education and professional experience. It is very difficult for me to find out the exact day. Could it be approximate?

    Best regards,

    Marina

    • Nathalie - EU Careers
      Apr 09, 2015 @ 14:12:17

      At least the month and the year should be correct. Consider indicating the first day of the month.
      Best regards
      Nathalie

  16. Marina
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 14:55:00

    Dear all,

    I am Spanish but I live in Brussels. In case I am preselected to seat the admission tests, will I be able to sit them in Spanish even though I will seat them in Belgium?

    Thank you.
    Best regards,

    • Nathalie - EU Careers
      Apr 01, 2015 @ 17:13:33

      Dear Marina,
      Yes, you can take the tests in your preferred language in any of our test centres.
      Best regards
      Nathalie

  17. Marlena
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 17:34:06

    Dear EPSO team,
    I have seen in the Notice of Competition that there will be a new intermediate test between computer-based tests and the assessment centre, so called e-tray exercise. Where can I find further information what it will look like?

    Thank you in advance.

    Kind regards,
    Marlena

  18. Julian
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 14:19:13

    I am trying to apply for AD 301/15, I already have an epso account. Is there any means to avoid the 2 hours of self-assessment, so proceeding directly to the registration form? I am unable to see how.

    thanks

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Mar 25, 2015 @ 13:16:43

      Hello,
      No this is mandatory to the the tests.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  19. Vasile
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 18:09:56

    Hi,
    Could I know please if I can register for both exams, ex. Administrators – Generalists (AD5) and Auditors (AD5), or I have to choose just one of them?

    Thank you,
    Vasile

    • Nathalie - EU Careers
      Mar 31, 2015 @ 16:45:47

      Dear Vasile,
      You can apply to both if you fill the conditions as indicated in the notice(s) of competition(s).
      Best regards
      Nathalie

  20. Pedro
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 09:44:07

    Dear EPSO Team,

    The AD selection process is opened since yesterday, but I cannot find the link to apply in the page http://europa.eu/epso/apply/jobs/perm/2015/ad_generalists/index_en.htm

    The is no #apply here# or #start application# button.

    Best regards

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Mar 20, 2015 @ 18:05:25

      Hello,
      Please do CTRL + F5.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

  21. simone
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 11:15:26

    Dear EPSO Team,

    as regards the call for AD Generalist that is opening today, is there any clue of the possible range of dates for the tests? since I’m out for missions in the first 3 weeks of may, before applying i want to make sure that the tests are not fully overlapping with this period.

    • Mykhanh - EU Careers
      Mar 19, 2015 @ 12:01:15

      Dear Simone,
      We advise you to regularly check the forward indicative planning. Please note that it is to soon to give you such details at this stage.
      http://europa.eu/epso/doc/epso_planning_en.pdf
      Best regards,
      Mykhanh

  22. Joana
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 08:40:07

    Dear colleagues

    According with the information available in the EPSO website the call for AD -Generalists should be open today. I am not able to see WHERE is the link for the application. Can you please help me to find it in the page http://europa.eu/epso/apply/jobs/perm/2015/ad_generalists/index_en.htm?
    Best wishes,
    Joana

  23. André
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 12:18:06

    Dear EPSO team,

    I want to apply for an AD career. Therefore I am going to upload my CV. Do I have to attach all references, testaments, certificates and that together with my CV?

    Put differently, in the “Annexes” section of the Europass format, references and all that are demanded. Is this necessary?

    So far I have been thinking of just putting all the information of my work and education experience on the CV (withouth adding relevant documents) and, if passed all obstacles, hand in appropiate docuements later on (before starting an AD career as to say). Is this the right procedure?

    Thanx for helping!

    André

    • Mykhanh - EU Careers
      Mar 16, 2015 @ 16:08:30

      Dear André,
      Please note that uploading the CV is only for candidates who have been successful in a competition or selection procedure.
      If you are interested in one of our competition or selection, you will have to apply online. Please find the link which directs you our current current and upcoming competitions/selection with all important documents and procedure: http://europa.eu/epso/apply/jobs/index_en.htm
      Best regards,
      Mykhanh

  24. Giovanni
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 14:14:49

    Dear EPSO team,

    I’m considering applying for the administrator generalist position and i have two questions.

    1) Will the session of admission tests take place in between 19th March and 21st April or will it take place afterwards?

    2) Where do candidates usually take the admission tests? Is it possible to do that on their computers or do they have to take it in a special center?

    Thanks for your time

    Giovanni

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Mar 11, 2015 @ 14:18:00

      Hello,
      1) it will take place afterwards.
      2) you have to go in a test center (availabilities worldwide for that competition).
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

    • mikkel
      Mar 11, 2015 @ 20:44:31

      Hi, isn’t there any indicative/provisional planning available? I remember there used to be an excel sheet or some pdf timetable. Is is possible to know when the various phases of a competition will occur, besides the dates for application? For those who need travelling to go to a test center that it pretty important.
      Thank you,
      Thomas

  25. Susana
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 15:28:45

    Dear EPSO team
    I would like to confirm if we can choose to do all the tests for the position of Administrator in language 2 or if we have to do the first part (abstract, numerical and verbal tests) in our first language.
    Best regards,
    Susana

    • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
      Mar 10, 2015 @ 09:39:21

      Hello,
      Those tests are normally in your language 1.
      Regards,
      Emmanuelle

      • Susana
        Mar 10, 2015 @ 11:46:39

        Thank you for the reply. Does it mean that it is possible to do all the tests in language 2? Is it possible to chose language 2 when doing the tests in the examination center?

        • Emmanuelle - EU Careers
          Mar 10, 2015 @ 11:49:37

          Hello again,
          No it will be in the language 1 you will mention in your application form, that’s what I meant.
          Regards,
          Emmanuelle

  26. stellinakavvada
    Mar 06, 2015 @ 13:01:24

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Please kindly inform me on the opening date for registration for the next EPSO competition Administrator Generalists 2015.

    I would like to thank you very much,

    yours sincerely,

    Ms Kavvada

  27. Marcel
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 15:28:38

    Dear EPSO team,

    I am interested in the necessary qualifications needed to aplly for the following upcoming competition: Cooperation and Management of aid to non-member countries (AD7).

    Many thanks and best regards,

    Marcel

    • Mykhanh - EU Careers
      Mar 05, 2015 @ 16:05:15

      Dear Marcel,
      The notice of competition as well as other important documents will be available on the first day of the registration period.
      Best regards,
      Mykhanh

  28. andra berbece
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 14:21:33

    Hello,i want to apply for the job of administrators generalistes,i saw that the deadline for applications is until 21 april and I am trying for hours to apply and i don’t know how.please tell me how to do it, because i don’t arrived

  29. Miguel Ángel
    Mar 03, 2015 @ 10:22:06

    Dear EPSO team,

    A quick question for you: what are the requirements for these two oppositions:

    EPSO/AST/135/15
    Heads of Administration in EU Delegations based in third countries
    EPSO/AD/303/15
    Cooperation and Management of aid to non-member countries

    Best regards,
    Miguel Ángel

    • Mykhanh - EU Careers
      Mar 03, 2015 @ 15:21:16

      Dear Miguel,
      We may advise you to wait until the first day of the registration of these competitions and you will be able to check all the important information and documents.
      Best regards,
      Mykhanh

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