Welcome to your guide to EU Careers!

On this platform you will find all the information you need to find your way to an EU Career.

There are different chapters about open competitions for permanent staff, contract agent selection procedures and several sample tests for both categories.

At the end of each chapter, you will be able to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Below you can find a sample of topics that are available in this guide. If you would like to discover more and go through all the chapters in detail, please register and complete this online training. To register you need to Create an EU Login.

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What is an Open Competition?

EPSO’s open competitions fall into different categories (Secretaries, Specialists, Translators etc.). The Notice of Competition always provides full details on the profile, the planned number of places on the reserve list, the eligibility criteria and the selection procedure...

What does CAST Permanent mean?

CAST stands for Contract Agents Selection Tool. Contract Agents are recruited to do manual or administrative support service tasks or to provide additional capacity in specialised fields where an insufficient number of officials with the required skills are available...

What are the different profiles you can apply for?

EPSO’s open competitions fall into different categories (Secretaries, Specialists, Translators etc.). The Notice of Competition always provides full details on the profile, the planned number of places on the reserve list, the eligibility criteria and the selection procedure...

Discover more about our equal opportunities policy

Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates...

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