The 2017 Administrator competition opens for registration on 30th March!
This year the application procedure will be in two parts. In the first part, you will confirm your eligibility and declare all your EU languages; in the second part you will choose your preferred languages for the different tests and complete the remainder of your application.
What does a graduate administrator do?
Graduate administrators typically work in one of the EU Institutions, within a team, and focus on policy formulation, operational delivery and resource management. The field in which such graduates carry out these tasks is dependent on which institution or service recruits them. An administrator post is open to graduates in any discipline.
Graduate administrators – final year students welcome!
In order to be able to apply for this competition, candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree. However, if you’re in your final year of studies that’s ok too! Indeed, you must have obtained your degree by not later than the 31st of July 2017.
There are no specific fields requested for this competition, this means that any first degree (or above) is accepted. In 2015 we had candidates from all backgrounds: political science, history of art, engineering, medicine, mathematics, languages, philosophy, teaching etc. In fact we strongly feel that this AD 5 competition reflects our motto: United in diversity!
Administrator competition 2017 – tests and competencies
Would you like to learn more about how you can prepare for the competition already? That’s good!
Get ready to be tested on 8 general competencies:
- Analysis and problem solving
- Delivering quality and results
- Learning and development
- Prioritising and organising.
- Working with others
We use a full series of tests to assess candidates.
- Verbal, Abstract and Numerical reasoning tests
- Case Study
- Oral presentation
- Group exercise
- Competency-based interview
The 2017 Administrator competition – Can I apply?
Are you interested in applying? Great! Here’s what we’re looking for:
- an EU citizen
- who knows 2 official EU languages
- who has a Bachelor’s degree (or more!) in any discipline
- who is looking to build a stimulating and challenging career
- who is ambitious to make a difference for Europe
- who is interested by working in the public service
No work experience needed. If you answered yes to all the above, you’re eligible for this competition!
Which EU languages do I need to speak if I wish to apply for this competition?
We need common languages to work together and that’s why we will ask you to help us choose!
When you register for the competition, you will need to declare at least 2 EU official languages of which you have a satisfactory knowledge and in which you are ready to work. At the end of the registration period, we will take the most commonly declared languages and compare them with the needs of the Institutions. The top 5 languages matching the needs of the Institutions will be those used for the second half of the competition.