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Information Evening: EU Careers and Preparing for EPSO competitions

The Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU will host an information evening on EU careers and preparing for EU competitions on Tuesday 21st May at 18:00.

The evening will offer Brussels-based Irish citizens interested in a career in the EU Institutions a unique opportunity to hear directly from the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) on how the selection process operates.

There will be a focus on the AD5 Generalist Administrator competition, the next iteration of which is to be launched on Thursday 23rd May 2019 and there will also be information on the supports that the Irish Government provides to Irish participants in EPSO competitions.

The information session follows a similar event hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Iveagh House, Dublin on the 1st of May 2019.

More information about the event can be found in the attached invitation‌.

CAST Competition for Irish Translators​

EPSO has recently launched a CAST Permanent competition for Translators for the EU's many institutions (EPSO/CAST/P/22/2019).

The CAST process aims to provide a list of eligible candidates for temporary postitions when temporary vacancies arise. Accordingly, the length of the contract is dependant on the requirements of the service at any given time.

Once a CAST list is compiled, any one of the institutions (e.g. The European Parliament, Council of the European Union, the European Commission) may draw from this list to offer contracts.

This could be a fantastic opportunity for those with proficiency in Irish to gain invaluable experience of working in the EU.

More information can be found on the EPSO website.

Go n-éirí libh!

Support for Irish candidates in EPSO competitions

The EU Jobs team at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade would like to remind you that we have been providing support to Irish candidates sitting the various EPSO concours and will continue this support in 2019.

This support has taken the form of information sessions with experts in EPSO competition procedures, provision of additional question materials for the Computer Based Testing stage, and the organisation of specialised training sessions for those sitting the Assessment Centre stage.

We are open to discussing supports we can provide to help you in these competitive procedures and invite you to contact us with more information.

We also hope to add to the supports we can offer in 2019, to ensure the continued success of Irish applicants to these careers in the EU institutions.

We wish you all the best for 2019!