INRAE is a public organization which recruits its permanent agents via competitive examination. By passing an examination organised by the institute, you obtain the status of civil servant and may thus join the French civil service.
Competitive examination sessions are organised as follows :
- Authorization to take the examination : this step is purely administrative. INRAE HR services receive your application, check that you meet the conditions to take part, and that your application is complete. It is then sent to the juries for evaluation.
- The eligibility phase : your application is examined by a jury, which decides whether you are eligible or not.
- The admission phase : if you are declared eligible, you will be auditioned by a jury. In the case of engineers, managers and technicians, this oral examination will be preceded by a written examination with a view to assessing your technical skills.
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