The EU Institutions employ 40,000 women and men from a wide variety of cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds who are united by their passion for Europe. Throughout their career, employees have the possibility to move from one department or job-profile to another (mobility). In this way they have the opportunity to discover different policies and services in the Institutions and also to broaden their skills and competencies.
Elements of the Employer Value Proposition
The Institutions offer a competitive remuneration package. There is a single pay scale for AD and AST positions with 16 grades (each with 5 seniority steps). Staff automatically advance through the seniority steps within a single grade. They move up one step every two years until they reach the last step in the grade, where upon further progress requires promotion into the next grade. Each promotion up the ladder from grades 1 to 16 provides an equal percentage of salary increase. The remuneration package also includes a system of allowances – household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, expatriation allowance, annual allowance towards the cost of travel to the place of origin, and others. Basic monthly salaries (on 1 July 2009): AST1 (step 1): €2600 AST3 (step 1): €3300 AD5 (step 1): €4200 The salaries paid by the European institutions are subject to a Community tax and not to a national tax in any of the Member States. More information on the working conditions is contained in the Staff Regulations, available via the EU Careers website.
The type of job profiles available in the institutions of the European Union are as wide as the activities of the European Union itself. Some examples: Policy officers, project officers, communication & press officers, accounting officers Lawyers, auditors, scientific officers, contract administrators, socio-economic analysts, case handlers Translators, interpreters, lawyer-linguists, proofreaders Secretaries, HR assistants, financial assistants, conference organisers ICT specialists, web designers, audiovisual technicians, conference technicians Doctors, veterinaries, nurses, social workers Civil servants in the Institutions are divided into two functions groups – administrators and assistants. In parallel, there is a linear career system which consists of 16 levels (grades). The administrator function group (AD) covers grades 5 to 16. New staff generally enter this group at grade 5. The assistant function (AST) covers grades 1 to 11 (overlapping with Administrators in grades 5-11). New staff usually enters at grades 1 or 3.
This is a simplified diagram of the structure of a competition, which does not reflect all possible variations for different types of competitions. Online registration and booking of CBT test appointment (via EU Careers website and EPSO Account) Sitting computer-based admission tests (may not apply for specialist competitions) – details of types of tests on later slides. The candidates who achieve the best marks in the admission tests are invited to attend an assessment centre in Brussels – details on later slides. The candidates who achieve the highest aggregate marks at the assessment centre will be included on a reserve list (subject to proof that they meet all the eligibility requirements) and are then available for recruitment by an institutiton).
Under the new competition procedures, EPSO uses a standard « assessment centre » model, based on competencies. This model has been chosen by the institutions to be able to identify the most suitable and competent candidates for the profile required. After the admission tests, candidates are invited to an assessment centre session, which is normally held in Brussels. In the assessment centre, candidates will be tested by appropriate instruments. A detailed explanation of these items will be given in the « Assessment Centre » brochure that candidates will receive when invited to take part in this stage of the procedure. The competition notice lists the items used for a particular competition.
You will find more information and the latest news regarding competitions on the EU Careers website. The Discover EU careers section has information in 23 languages, the other two sections are in English, French and German.
2012 eu careers-slides - croatian mission-government ad5 9-12-vs10
Career opportunities with the European Institutions Selection Procedures open for Croatian citizens September 2012
Where can an EU Career lead?Council European Economic and Committeeof the EU of the Regions Social Committee European Commissio n European Parliament European European External Ombudsman Action Service European EuropeanCourt of Justice Court of Auditors Data Protectionof the EU Supervisor … and many more agencies of the EU … in Brussels or Luxembourg (80% ) …or elsewhere in the EU and the World (20%)
What’s on offer? A lifetime of The opportunity to work and travel Encouraged to different jobs abroad learn new skills and An EU Careers languages offers you… Interesting An attractive and benefits challenging package work thatmakes a realdifference for Europe
EU Careers The Whole Package• An environment where you are encouraged to learn new skills and languages: – Strong focus on training and development – Language training encouraged (3rd language required for 1st promotion)• Flexible working conditions: – Flexitime, part-time, telework, parental leave, career breaks …• A great package of benefits: – Salary, allowances, pension, European Schools, childcare facilities
What sort of people are we looking for?• Are highly skilled, resilient and motivated to succeed, learn and develop• Have a desire to make a difference; who want to help shape Europe and the world• Enjoy working in multi cultural teams• Deliver results
Who can apply? Basic eligibility criteria EU citizens or Croatian citizenship Croatian citizenship – AD 5 Generalist profile Fulfilled military service (if applicable) Language requirements Thorough knowledge of Croatian language Satisfactory knowledge of at least 1 EU language (EN, FR or DE) Meet the requirements for the duties involved
What is an EU career? Graduate Non – GraduatePolicy, Law, Economics, Key supporting staff Languages, Finance, all areas of internal Research, etc. management Management areasAdministrator (AD) Assistant (AST) Generalist – Specialist Generalist – Specialist profiles profiles
Where can an EU Career lead? Inside EU Careers: European publication administration
Upcoming profiles Croatian citizensOpen for application on September 13th 2012
Already closed for application Croatian language
Administrator - Generalist profile Open for application on September 13th 2012 • Croatian Citizenship • 126 positions At least: • three year university degree • Croatian (mother tongue or equivalent) • Very good EN, FR or DE (assessment centre) • Selection procedure
Selection process Generalists – Administrator (AD5)1. Create an EPSO account and apply online2. Computer based tests3. Assessment centre in Brussels4. Reserve List www.eu-careers.eu
Selection Procedure OverviewPhase 1. Computer Based Tests (CBT) Procedure – multiple-choice tests in your 2nd language takes about – cognitive abilities 9 months – test centre in your country 1 – all applicantsPhase 2. Assessment Centre – fixed quota of top scoring candidates are invited – EPSO assessment centre in Brussels – competency-based 9Resulting in Reserve list – fixed quota (e.g. AD 5 =126) Always see Notice of Competition for details
Computer based tests Administrator – Croatian citizensVerbal reasoning Numerical English reasoning French Abstract or reasoning German Situational judgment Language test English/French/German
Assessment Centre in Brussels Administrator – Generalist profile In your 2nd lan gua• Case study EN/FR o ge r DE• Oral presentation• Structured interview• Group exercise* Croatian language is also tested
Assessment Centre 7+1 Competencies• Analysis & Problem-Solving• Communicating• Delivering Quality & Results• Learning & Development• Prioritising & Organising• Resilience• Working with others Leadership (potential to lead) (AD profiles)
Reserve list & Recruitment Reserve list Recruitment EPSO EU institutions• Data base of successful • Institution has a vacancy candidates - Checks reserve list - Invites candidates to• Valid for at least 1 year interview – may be extended - Job offer to ‘best fit ‘ • Candidate accepts offer, or remains on reserve list
Where to start…Get a feeling of what you can expectComputer Based Tests (CBT)• Abstract• Verbal & Numerical reasoning• Situational Judgmenthttp://europa.eu/epso/discover/prepa_test/sample_test/index_en.htm
Heads of Unit /Departmentin the field of Translation (AD9/12) Open for application on September 13th 2012 • AD9 : 14 positions • AD12: 8 positions At least • 10 years of relevant professional experience • Three year university degree • Croatian + two official EU languages (EN/FR/DE) • Selection procedure
Selection process Heads of Unit /Department in the field of Translation (AD9/12)1. Create an EPSO account and apply online2. CV siftIn Brussels:3. Written tests (HR and in EN/FR/DE)4. Assessment centre (in EN/FR or DE)5. Oral test/interview (in EN/FR or DE)5. Reserve List
Discover more …• On Facebook EU Careers• Join our Linkedin Group• Follow our twitter feed• Watch some more EU Careers videos• Traineeships (incl. languages, sciences) : http://ec.europa.eu/stages/index_en.htm• Temporary Vacancies: http://europa.eu/epso/apply/today/temporary_en.h tm• Other: http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/job- search/index_en.htm