The 2017 Secretaries and Clerks competition is now open!

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Are you searching for a secretarial career with a difference? The EU institutions are recruiting highly motivated secretarial and clerical staff to fill more than 300 roles either in Brussels or Luxembourg. This is a great chance to join a fast-paced, multilingual working environment, in departments across any of the European Institutions presenting you with numerous opportunities to grow and develop throughout your career.

If you consider yourself to be adaptable to working both autonomously and in a team carrying out a wide range of roles – from general administration, to communication or finance, then this could be your chance! Applications open on 9 November 2017.

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Do you have what it takes?

Before applying, you should think carefully about whether an EU career is the right choice for you. The selection process is highly competitive and it is not enough to obtain just 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 Secretaries/Clerks 2017



Confirm your eligibility; declare all your EU languages

Application - PART 2

Select your languages 1 and 2, fill in the application form

Computer-based testing (CBT)

Reasoning (in language 1) and professional skills (in language 2) tests, in test centres worldwide

Assessment phase

E-tray, interview, two field-specific tests In Language 2 in Brussels

Reserve list

List with 333 successful candidates


Please note that the AST-SC application process varies slightly this year. All information and details can be found via the links below. FAQs are available here.

Get Started with the AST-SC1 grade

Get Started with the AST-SC2 grade