Recruitment process

Frontex's recruitment process is independent and separate from that of other EU institutions and EU agencies. Frontex organises recruitment processes with a view to filling vacant posts according to the agency's recruitment needs and plans.

The recruitment procedure for specific posts typically includes these steps:

  •  Frontex launches recruitments by publishing vacancy notices on the agency's internet site;
  • Each vacancy notice contains all the necessary information on the post in question and the selection procedure;
  • For an application to be considered valid, it must be submitted using the specific Frontex Application Form and submitted/uploaded within the stated deadline;
  • Valid applications are first checked for applicants’ eligibility;
  • All eligible applications are screened and evaluated based on a combination of the selection criteria defined in the vacancy notice;
  • The best-qualified applicants are short-listed for an interview and a written test;
  • Based on the outcomes of tests and interviews, the Executive Director takes the decision to appoint the most successful applicant for the post in question.

Whenever justified in the interest of the service (or for general calls for expression of interest), the vacancy notice may provide for more specific (and more detailed) description of the recruitment process.

Equal opportunities

Frontex applies an equal opportunities policy and accepts applications without distinction on grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.