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CAST RELEX 27 and RELEX 2008 - "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" (updated on 06/08/2014)

We would like to inform CAST RELEX 27 and RELEX 2008 candidates that you may update your choice of countries - if you so wish - in the "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" section of your CV. This section will remain open until 31/08/2014 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time. We would remind you that you must be willing to accept a posting in a country/city classified as "difficult" (Group 2) or "very difficult" (Group 3) in the attached tablepdf and select a minimum of four and a maximum of eight countries/cities where you would be willing to work. At least two of these should belong to Group 2 and two to Group 3. You should also note that there will be no link between your choice of countries and any future mobility exercise.

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CAST 27 : Notice of extension of the validity of the CAST EU 27 database

We would like to inform candidates whose names feature in the CAST 27 database of eligible candidates that the validity of the database has been extended until 31/12/2015.  The database is comprised of eligible candidates from six selection procedures for contract agents launched in 2007 as follows:  EPSO/CAST/1/07, EPSO/CAST/2/07, EPSO/CAST/3/07, EPSO/CAST/4/07, EPSO/CAST/5/07 (RELEX) and EPSO/CAST/6/07 (RELEX). The new validity date  will apply to all profiles and all function groups included in these six selection procedures.

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CAST 27 : Notice of extension of the validity of the CAST EU 27 database

We would like to inform candidates whose names feature in the CAST 27 database of eligible candidates that the validity of the database has been extended until 31/12/2014.  The database is comprised of eligible candidates from six selection procedures for contract agents launched in 2007 as follows:  EPSO/CAST/1/07, EPSO/CAST/2/07, EPSO/CAST/3/07, EPSO/CAST/4/07, EPSO/CAST/5/07 (RELEX) and EPSO/CAST/6/07 (RELEX). The new validity date of 31/12/2014 will apply to all profiles and all function groups included in these six selection procedures.

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CAST RELEX 27 and RELEX 2008 - "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES"

We would like to inform CAST RELEX 27 and RELEX 2008 candidates that you may update your choice of countries - if you so wish - in the "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" section of your CV. This section will remain open until 29/07/2012 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time. We would remind you that you must be willing to accept a posting in a country/city classified as "difficult" (Group 2) or "very difficult" (Group 3) in the attached table pdfand select a minimum of four and a maximum of eight countries/cities where you would be willing to work. At least two of these should belong to Group 2 and two to Group 3. You should also note that there will be no link between your choice of countries and any future rotation exercise.

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CAST 27 : Notice of extension of the validity of the CAST EU 27 database

We would like to inform candidates whose names feature in the CAST 27 database of eligible candidates that the validity of the database has been extended until 31/12/2012.  The database is comprised of eligible candidates from six selection procedures for contract agents launched in 2007 as follows:  EPSO/CAST/1/07, EPSO/CAST/2/07, EPSO/CAST/3/07, EPSO/CAST/4/07, EPSO/CAST/5/07 (RELEX) and EPSO/CAST/6/07 (RELEX). The new validity date of 31/12/2012 will apply to all profiles and all function groups included in these six selection procedures.

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CAST 27 RELEX

We would like to inform CAST RELEX 27 and RELEX 2008 candidates that you may once again update your choice of countries - if you so wish - in the "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" section of your CV. This section will remain open until 25/07/2011 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time. We would remind you that you must be willing to accept a posting in a country/city classified as "difficult" (Group 2) or "very difficult" (Group 3) in the attached tablepdf and select a minimum of four and a maximum of eight countries/cities where you would be willing to work. At least two of these should belong to Group 2 and two to Group 3. You should also note that there will be no link between your choice of countries and any future rotation exercise.

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CAST 27 RELEX Brussels, 28 June 2010

We would like to inform CAST RELEX 27 and RELEX 2008 candidates that you may once again update your choice of countries - if you so wish - in the "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" section of your CV. This section will remain open until 23/07/2010 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time. We would remind you that you must be willing to accept a posting in a country/city classified as "difficult" (Group 2) or "very difficult" (Group 3) in the attached table and select a minimum of four and a maximum of eight countries/cities where you would be willing to work. At least two of these should belong to Group 2 and two to Group 3. You should also note that there will be no link between your choice of countries and any future rotation exercise.

 

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Notice of extension of the validity of the CAST EU 27 database - 16/04/10

We would like to inform candidates whose names feature in the CAST 27 database of eligible candidates that the validity of the database has been extended until 31/12/2011. The database is comprised of eligible candidates from six selection procedures for contract agents launched in 2007 as follows: EPSO/CAST/1/07, EPSO/CAST/2/07, EPSO/CAST/3/07, EPSO/CAST/4/07, EPSO/CAST/5/07 (RELEX) and EPSO/CAST/6/07 (RELEX). The new validity date of 31/12/2011 will apply to all profiles and all function groups included in these six selection procedures.

 

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CAST 27 RELEX Brussels, 13 January 2010

The "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" section in the CVs of RELEX CAST 27 AND RELEX 2008 candidates was opened from 17/11/2009 until 5/1/2010 to enable candidates to change their choice of countries if they so wished ( click here for the complete list of delegationspdf). This facility is now closed but it will be opened again at the end of June 2010. Candidates will be notified of the re-opening date via the "RELEX Latest News" page of the EPSO website.

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CAST 27 RELEX Brussels, 20 February 2009

Please note that candidates of EPSO CAST 27 RELEX will have the possibility to modify the choice of countries in their CV from the second half of March 2009 on. Candidates will be informed via the EPSO web site (Latest News) of the exact dates of the opening and closing of this section in their CV. EPSO apologises for the delay.

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CAST 27 - Statistics on the successive stages Brussels, 11 October 2008

 

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CAST 27 (including CAST 27 RELEX) Brussels, 26 August 2008

Candidates have now the possibility to update the CVs for CAST 27, except the part: "DETAILS FROM YOUR APPLICATION". (The above equally applies to candidates who have not received their results yet.)

For the CAST 27 RELEX selection - the preselection of successful candidates made by DG RELEX will also be made on the basis of the countries indicated by candidates in their application. In order to facilitate this process, candidates will periodically be given a window within which they are able to modify their choice of countries. Please note that the "CHOICE OF COUNTRIES" section of your CV is currently open, and will be closed again on Monday, 8th September 2008 at midday (Brussels time). It will be reopened for a specific period at the beginning of 2009 and you will be informed accordingly. 

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CAST 27 : Re-opening of CVs Brussels, 29 July 2008 

Successful candidates have now the possibility to update the CVs for Cast 27. 

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CAST 27  Brussels, 03 July 2008 

Regarding the results of the competency tests for the profiles "Scientific adviser" (FG IV) and "Graduate engineer" (FG IV) we regret we do not have any additional news at this stage. As soon as the marks for these profiles are available, candidates will be informed of them through the Latest News. 

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CAST 27 : Updated information on the publication of the final results (including competence tests)  Brussels, 29 May 2008 

The final results of the tests for candidates in the profile "Translators" (FG IV) will be communicated to candidates via their EPSO Profile by 6th June 2008 at the latest.

The marking of the competency tests for the profiles "Scientific adviser" (FG IV) and "Graduate engineer" (FG IV) is taking longer than expected due to the complexity of the marking process (80 different subprofiles in 3 different languages requiring two independent corrections).

We apologise for the additional delay in communicating the results of these remaining profiles. Further information regarding the results will be announced via our Latest News by the end of June 2008.

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CAST 27 : Updated information on the publication of the final results (including competence tests)  Brussels, 14 February 2008 

The results for the following candidates have been published and are visible in their EPSO Profile:

• All profiles in Function Group IV (except the profiles for Social Sciences Adviser, Graduate Engineer, Scientific Adviser and Translator)

• Profiles who have already done the competence test in oral form (Manual Worker, Laboratory Assistant/Technician)

Updated indicative dates for publishing the results for the remaining CAST27 profiles:

• Beginning of March 2008: Fire Prevention (FGII & FGIII)

• End of March 2008: Social Sciences Adviser (FG IV)

• Mid-April 2008: Drivers (FG I)

• End of April 2008: Graduate Engineer, Scientific Advisers and Translator (FG IV) 

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CAST 27 : Notice to candidates who sat their competence test in multiple-choice form on 14th December 2007 Brussels, 7 February 2008 

- the results for candidates in Function Groups I, II, and III are now available in their EPSO profiles.

- the results for candidates in Function Group IV will be made available in mid-February. 

 

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CAST 27 : Indicative dates for publishing results of candidates who took their competence test on 14 December 2007: Brussels, 16 January 2008 

• All profiles tested solely in a form of multiple choice questions: beginning of February 2008

• Profile Social Sciences Adviser: end of February 2008

• Scientific Adviser (all specialisations), Translator, Graduate Engineer (all specialisations with exception of Civil engineers who sat multiple choice questions test): end of March 2008 

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CAST 27 : Competence test on 14 December 2007 Brussels, 15 November 2007 

For information concerning the written competence tests on 14 December ( click herepdf for the timing of the morning and afternoon sessions and click herepdf to see the list of profiles being tested in each session). Candidates will receive an individual invitation to their session via their EPSO Profile next week. 

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CAST 27 : RELEX Brussels, 13 November 2007 

Statistics on the successive stagespdf

 

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CAST 27 : RELEX Brussels, 26 October 2007 

Candidates for RELEX positions have been informed of their results in the tests, via their EPSO profile, on Thursday 25 October.

The publication of results took longer than expected, as - further to concerns raised by some candidates - EPSO decided in agreement and close co-operation with the concerned Directorate Generals (external relations and administration) to proceed again to an overall review of test content in order to ensure high quality, suitability of questions and equal level of difficulty throughout all specific profiles of the same function group.

As a consequence of this review, there are now about 2700 successful candidates in the 16 profiles (5 in Function group III and 11 in Function group IV) needed in Delegations outside the EU. 

 

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CAST 27 : RELEX  Brussels, 18 October 2007 

The Directorate General for External Relations (DG RELEX) has asked us to inform successful candidates in CAST27 – for the profile of Secretary in Function group II - that they are looking for candidates to fill vacancies in the Commission Delegations ( principally outside the European Union). Any interested candidates who have not yet indicated their willingness to be considered also for these posts (as well as those European countries/cities already selected) may still do so by adding 'Relex Delegations/External service' in the Workplace section of their electronic CV. Candidates should do so by 22 October 2007, midnight Brussels time, new deadline is 5 November 2007, midnight Brussels time. as indicated below. 

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CAST 27 : Reminder to candidates to complete/verify and save their CV Brussels, 08 October 2007 

All candidates who were requested in their convocation letter and/or results letter to fill in their electronic CV, and who have not already done so, are urged to do so without delay as the deadline for completing it is 22 October 2007,, new deadline is 5 November 2007, midnight Brussels time. You can access it by clicking on the link entitled "Access CAST27 CV" in your EPSO Profile. If you have already filled in your CV, please make sure that it is complete; you can still modify it up to the deadline.

Most parts of your CV will become write-protected on 22 October 2007, new deadline is 5 November 2007, midnight Brussels time and no more modifications will be possible after that date. The reason for this is to ensure the coherence of the system: recruiting services must be confident, when seeking to fill a specific post, that the candidates they pre-select for interview have not made changes, in the meantime, to any of the indications or motives originally specified in their CV. Obviously, candidates may make a note of any newly acquired or updated qualifications or experience, or any other item of information of interest to the recruiters, in the free field entitled "Additional Information". This field will remain open permanently and will be visible to the recruiters. You can access it by opening your CV via your EPSO Profile (EPSO Porta for CAST25).

You may update your contact details (telephone numbers, address etc.) at any time in the usual way by editing your contact details in your EPSO Profile. These details are automatically transferred to your online CV and the database within 24 hours.

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CAST 27 : Final results of the CAST 27 Brussels, 14 September 2007 

The final results of the Computer Base Tests are available to candidates via their Profile EPSO.

For Candidates of RELEX profiles, the information will be published in the coming weeks.

Candidates may also consult the marking scheme of the testspdf and statistics on the successive stages of the call for expression of interestpdf.

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CAST 27 - Submitting e-Curriculum Vitae   Brussels, 2 July 2007 

A link entitled "Access CAST27 CV" in the CAST 27 application has been activated today in the EPSO Profile of candidates:

a/ in all the RELEX profiles, and

b/ in the profiles for which the candidates are sitting all three computer based tests during this testing period, i.e.:

 

Function Group II :   Human Resources/Clerical Assistant

 ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Assistant

 Financial Assistant

 Secretary 

Function Group III :   Administrative Officer

 Human Resources Officer

 ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Officer

 Finance/Accounts Officer 

Function Group IV :   ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Adviser

 Economics/Finance/Contracts Adviser 

It is in all candidates' interests to complete this on-line CV as soon as possible, and preferably before the results are published, as potential employers will not consider those candidates whose CV has not been completed. 

Those candidates from other profiles who succeed in the first phase (verbal and numerical reasoning test) will be informed in due course as to when they can submit their CV. 

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CAST 27 - test structure and evaluation   Brussels, 25 th May 2007

General information on test structure and evaluation (point C of the Callpdf

 

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CAST 27   Brussels, 27 th April 2007

Applications statistics before validation (see the Callpdf, point C. SUCCESSIVE STAGES OF THE SELECTION PROCEDURE)

 

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Corrigendum   Brussels, 19 th April 2007 

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante has informed EPSO that, notwithstanding their initial interest, they will not recruit contract agents in any of the CAST27 profiles, with the possible exception of some contract agents as clerical assistants in Function Group II, profile "Human Resources/Clerical Assistant". The profile "Industrial Property Lawyer" in function group IV will thus be withdrawn and without effect.

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