Trainings

Take part in quality training organized by the SFE union.

Do you want to prepare your CBT (Computer based tests: Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning) or have you passed your first tests, your talent screener and have been selected to take the second oral part? ou are on the right page !
Indeed, the SFE union is committed to offering you training courses that meet your needs, to prepare you for what awaits you and to put all the chances on your side.

Here are the trainings we offer (click on the desired training button):

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ASSESSMENT CENTRE
On the EPSO website, here is the definition of the Assessment Centre:

The purpose of the Assessment Centre is to assess your general and/or specific competencies by means of different exercises, the content of which is validated by the selection board: a case study, a group exercise, an oral presentation, a structured interview, an interview in the field, an e-tray, etc. For detailed information about the tests and the test languages see the notice of competition. [...]

During each exercise, you will be observed/evaluated in a systematic way by at least 2 trained assessors. Your final results are based on the evaluation of each competency tested through the Assessment Centre exercises.

For organisational reasons, the case study may be organised in test centres in the Member States, separately from the other Assessment Centre tests, which will normally be held in Brussels or Luxembourg.

Find below the detail of the training offered by SFE on the Assessment Centre:

Duration: 4 hours

1h per subject as presentation

16h-20h Thursday

Oral presentation

Structured interview

Group exercise

Case study

Languages:

French OR English

Paper and pen are recommended. You can exchange with the trainer.

Adequate training for all assessment centre, whatever the level.

This training is also open to people outside the institutions.

Training location: Brussels - European Quarter (see details below)

Course materials: on the case study and interview sent the next day (email)

As a reminder...
  • Cancellation and reimbursement possible if you notify the union in advance, for a compelling and / or unexpected reason. If you do not request a refund, you will have the option of attending the next course or ONE subsequent training that is available.

  • No partial refund if you leave the training early or arrive late.

  • SFE training is not official for DG HR, EPSO or your hierarchy. They are not considered as working time!

Next dates

  • No date available.

The trainings are suspended due to the health situation of Covid-19 and the directives given by the DG HR (Human Resources and Security) as well as at the request of our trainer.

SFE does not offer any webinar or distance training about the Assessment Centre.

Trainer

Anne DRAIME is a consultant in the European HR field. She's a good trainer and coach for preparing EU exams.

Remember : Anne Draime is not in partnership with ORSEU.

Registration details

  • Registration via the form below

  • Mandatory payment by bank transfer (100 €) before the training (non members - person external to the institutions).

  • FREE for members who must be in order of contribution. Sponsorship possible for ONE other non-member / external person.

  • The actual payment ensures you a definitive place because they are limited.

Price: 100€

IBAN: BE60 7340 1153 9470

BIC: KREDBEBBXXX

Communication: TRAINING - DATE & language + YOUR NAME

  • Once payment has been received on the SFE account, you will receive an invitation by Outlook email which will specify the ROOM and BUILDING where the training will take place. Remember to check your emails and junk mail.

  • An identity document will be compulsory in order to achieve regulated access for people not working in the European institutions. If this document is not provided, you will not be able to attend the trainings. The provided document will be deleted after the training (GDPR).

SFE wishes you excellent training and success in your exams!

Need help
for information on training?
You can also
contact Cyril.
Cyril can talk in French and in English.
 
INTERNAL COMPETITION
What is a Internal Competition?

In 2010, the Staff Regulations of the European institutions provided for a new type of internal competition in order to promote agents through a new system called a "talent screener" set up by EPSO. This is an online questionnaire to be completed carefully on the personal EPSO account of the candidate "specialist" in one or more subjects (etc.). It is therefore strongly recommended to be precise in the answers provided while demonstrating a perfect understanding of the questions asked (sometimes redundant, we could compare it to verbal reasoning). The answers will then be read, verified and marked with a scale by the members of the EPSO jury which will define the candidates selected for the second test of the internal competition: the oral test.

Some candidates (according to the competition notice) will have to take the computer based tests (or CBT which means = verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning) as the first test.

NB: even if you cannot participate in an internal competition, whatever the reason, the training offered is ideal for teaching you to prepare for an oral test, to know the jury's expectations and to perfect your presentation and your motivations.

Find below the detail of the training offered by SFE on the Internal Competition:

Duration: 1h45

as presentation

16h - 17h45 /18h - 19h45 Thursday

Oral presentation of the Internal Competition

Languages:

French OR 

English

Paper and pen are recommended. You can exchange with the trainer.

Adequate training for all competition, whatever the level.

This training is also open to people outside the institutions.

Training location: Brussels - European Quarter (see details below)

Courses material: no.

Next dates

  • No date available.

The trainings are suspended due to the health situation of Covid-19 and the directives given by the DG HR (Human Resources and Security) as well as at the request of our trainer.

SFE does not offer any webinar or distance training about the Internal Competition.

Trainer

Anne DRAIME is a consultant in the European HR field. She's a good trainer and coach for preparing EU exams.

Remember : Anne Draime is not in partnership with ORSEU.

Registration details
  • Registration via the form below

  • Mandatory payment by bank transfer (50 €) before the training (non members - person external to the institutions).

  • FREE for members who must be in order of contribution. Sponsorship possible for ONE other non-member / external person.

  • The actual payment ensures you a definitive place because they are limited.

Price: 50€

IBAN: BE60 7340 1153 9470

BIC: KREDBEBBXXX

Communication: INT. COMP. - DATE & language + YOUR NAME

  • Once payment has been received on the SFE account, you will receive an invitation by Outlook email which will specify the ROOM and BUILDING where the training will take place. Remember to check your emails and junk mail.

  • An identity document will be compulsory in order to achieve regulated access for people not working in the European institutions. If this document is not provided, you will not be able to attend the trainings. The document provided will be destroyed after the training (GDPR).

SFE wishes you excellent training and success in your exams!

As a reminder...
  • Cancellation and reimbursement possible if you notify the union in advance, for a compelling and / or unexpected reason. If you do not request a refund, you will have the option of attending the next course or ONE subsequent training available.

  • No partial refund if you leave the training early or arrive late.

  • SFE training is not official for DG HR, EPSO or your hierarchy. They are not considered as working time!

Need help
for information on training?
You can also
contact Cyril.
Cyril can talk in French and in English.
 
MCQ REASONING TESTS - CBT
What are the Computer Based Tests?

Imported from Anglo-Saxon countries, computer reasoning tests allow candidates to be assessed on their skills in a stressful situation without taking knowledge into account.

Computer tests are multiple choice questions where the candidate must answer very quickly by selecting the answer (s) that they deem right. The challenges of these tests are the management of time, stress and the ability to find  answers logically, thanks to fast reading (verbal reasoning), visual logic (abstract reasoning), reading numerical information and mathematics ( numerical reasoning). The CAST and Competition will be choosing the candidates with the best results.

It is therefore essential to train for the test of computer reasoning MCQs because it is with training that you will progress.

Here is the detail of the training offered by SFE on multiple choice reasoning tests:

Duration: 6h00 (in 2 sessions in the evening) between 18h00 to 21h00 

Presentation of the tests, Numerical, Abstrac and Verbal reasoning.

Languages:

French OR

English

You will have tests & corrections. Headphones are recommended. Exchanges in a chat box, your name will be anonymized.

Adequate training for all CBT, whatever the level (CAST or competitions)

This training is also open to people outside the institutions.

This training is a webinar organized by ORSEU. internet connection is required

Temporary course materials: (PDF) methodology / tests & corrections - recorded video webinar

Next dates

  • 7 & 8 April 2021

End of registration

  • 04 April 2021

Training coached by:
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Orseu concours is the leader in the training of future European functionaries and in the preparation for the European EPSO competitions.

Available places:

Total: 30 / Remaining: 30

Registration details
  • Mandatory registration via the form below

  • Mandatory payment by bank transfer (125 €) before the training (non members - person external to the institutions).

  • FREE for members who must be in order of contribution. Sponsorship possible for ONE other non-member / external person.

  • The actual payment ensures you a definitive place because they are limited.

Price: 125€

IBAN: BE60 7340 1153 9470

BIC: KREDBEBBXXX

Communication: CBT - DATE & language + YOUR NAME

  • Once the payment has been received on the SFE account, you will receive a confirmation by SFE that your registration is validated.

  • A few days before the training, SFE will contact you to send you the course material in PDF format and the recording of the webinar which will be valid for 2 weeks after the training. After this period, the documents will expire.

  • The day before the session, you will receive a link from ORSEU Concours to access the training. An internet connection is necessary but without obligation to install a software.

SFE wishes you excellent training and success in your exams!

As a reminder...
  • The places available are strictly limited. Do not hesitate to contact us quickly!

  • Once you have paid and validated your registration, there will be no refund because this training is recorded and PDF documents are  accessible for 2 weeks.

  • No total or partial refund if you miss 1 or both sessions of the training.

  • SFE training is not official for DG HR, EPSO or your hierarchy. They are not considered as working time!

Need help
for information on training?
You can also
contact Cyril.
Cyril can talk in French and in English.

ATTENTION: After your registration via our form, you will receive an automatic email.

We advise you to follow the instructions that you will receive in this POWr email in order to finalize your registration to the training courses.

Remember to check your emails and junk mail if necessary.

SFE thanks you for your trust and your participation!

 

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