The 2017 Graduate AD5 competition is now open!

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Make a difference for Europe

Just graduated? Looking to start an exciting new career? The EU institutions are currently recruiting dynamic and dedicated new graduates to fill more than 100 new graduate administrator roles. The role offers the perfect launch pad to a stimulating and varied career where you'll get the chance to work on the issues of the day and genuinely make a difference for Europe. You'll need to be smart, driven and multi-lingual and keen to start a new life in the vibrant cities of Brussels or Luxembourg. You'll work in a fast-paced working environment, surrounded by multinational colleagues and be offered numerous training opportunities to improve your professional skills. Don't miss this fantastic career opportunity – registration opens on 30 March 2017.

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Do you have what it takes?

Before you apply, we would like you to think carefully about whether an EU career is the right choice for you. As an indication, in 2015 more than 31000 candidates applied but less than 5% were invited to the second stage. The selection process is highly competitive, as there are only approximately 124 places on the reserve list. You should be aware that it is not enough to obtain pass marks for the tests. Only the very top scorers pass to the next stage of the selection procedure. The "EU Career, My Career?" questionnaire and the self-assessment test will give you a realistic idea of whether you are likely to meet the high standards required to succeed.


Overview of Graduate Administrators 2017

Application - PART 1. Confirm your eligibility; list your knowledge of EU languages
Application - PART 2. Confirm your language 1 and 2; complete the application form
Computer Based Testing (CBT) - Verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning tests in language 1; test centres worldwide
E-tray - In language 2; test centres in EU Member States
Assessment centre - In language 2; case study (in EU member States); Oral presentation, competency-based interview, group exercise (in Brussels)
Publication of reserv list - Approximately 124 successful candidates


Please note that the application process varies slightly this year. All information, details and FAQs can be found here.

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