Frontex Border Guard

Old Jan 13th 2021, 4:50 am
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Hi guys. I m new here. No news for me until now. I have applied for AST4. They didn't send me nothing till now. I believe that they will send us reserve list because the days have pasted with no news and 8 February is too close.
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Old Jan 13th 2021, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by gpiper
Hey all,

So I thought I create this thread so everyone who has applied and going for the Border Guard position can come and speak to other people going through the process. Here we can hopefully answer each other's questions, encourage each other as we are training to get fit and share updates as we go through the process so everyone can stay up to date. I am 37 years old and served with the Metropolitan Police as a police officer in London for over 10 years and currently on a career break and residing in Greece.

Good luck to all,
G
Evening,

So seen your comment and court my interest. As also UK cop (dual passport holder) with 22 years in. Looking for a real change after changes to my circumstances. you’re one of the few UK ex-job I’ve seen on here hence the approach.
Any help advice gladly received, I did look in the autumn but I believe they had a mare with their recruiting site!?
cheers Alex
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Old Jan 13th 2021, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Randello
I agree completely with what Spagniol is writing. It is still a mystery if some candidates will receive contract offers to Ávila. Yes, I know that it starts really soon, and sending offers/doing medical check-ups should be done way earlier, but there is still a (minor) chance.

I try to think about it this way:
1. The amount of candidates who will start in Ávila doesn't seem to be high, at the moment what I understood from the previous messages.
2. The premises in Ávila are modern and big, so it is an ideal place for training officers. (Yes, there is also Spanish Police, Guardia Civil, and some random officers from South America)
3. Frontex really wants to achieve this 10.000 employees in the future, but now it looks like that they are way behind the numbers which they wanted to achieve.
4. The diversity between the candidates is important regarding the background, nationality, age, and gender.
5. Almost everything in this recruitment process has been illogical. Logic says that they will not send any new contracts to candidates, so let's hope this illogic still has a joker in the hand for us all.

There are many possibilities. One of them is the postponement of the February course (Ávila). Much of the training of the Spanish police itself was sent to e-learning to avoid having too many students on the premises. Portugal, neighboring country, and France are in lockdown and Spain will be no different. Frontex can continue with the face-to-face regime, opt for e-learning or postpone the course.

More candidates can also be called by the end of this month. In the previous course, candidates were called upon the very beginning of the course.

In the spring, a new course can take place following the Frontex activity schedule. It would be interesting to see if there is already a public tender for finding a teaching facility in Europe (it could serve to confirm this situation.... maybe in Europe public databases).

To summarize and conclude: anything is possible. We're pretty much the same. We know what we knew in December or November or October. There is no certainty about anything.
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Old Jan 13th 2021, 11:04 pm
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"The EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF, raided the offices of Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri(....)":

https://www.ekathimerini.com/261205/...ushback-claims
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Old Jan 13th 2021, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Spagniol
There are many possibilities. One of them is the postponement of the February course (Ávila). Much of the training of the Spanish police itself was sent to e-learning to avoid having too many students on the premises. Portugal, neighboring country, and France are in lockdown and Spain will be no different. Frontex can continue with the face-to-face regime, opt for e-learning or postpone the course.

More candidates can also be called by the end of this month. In the previous course, candidates were called upon the very beginning of the course.

In the spring, a new course can take place following the Frontex activity schedule. It would be interesting to see if there is already a public tender for finding a teaching facility in Europe (it could serve to confirm this situation.... maybe in Europe public databases).

To summarize and conclude: anything is possible. We're pretty much the same. We know what we knew in December or November or October. There is no certainty about anything.


Originally Posted by Spagniol
"The EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF, raided the offices of Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri(....)":

https://www.ekathimerini.com/261205/...ushback-claims
Really interesting article. Personally, I don't know him (Fabrice Leggeri), so can't say if this is just a political witch hunt. But, usually, when there's smoke, there's fire.
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Old Jan 15th 2021, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by Her7
Hi guys. I m new here. No news for me until now. I have applied for AST4. They didn't send me nothing till now. I believe that they will send us reserve list because the days have pasted with no news and 8 February is too close.
More mails are being sent now. Reserve list for me, AST4
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Old Jan 15th 2021, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by fogue10
More mails are being sent now. Reserve list for me, AST4
end of the road for me.reserve list.
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Old Jan 15th 2021, 3:49 am
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I confirm. More, and only, "reserve list" emails.

They're closing the reserve lists. Finishing what there's to finish in this super long recruitment process.
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Old Jan 15th 2021, 4:58 am
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Still nothing.... (I only applied to AST4). Let's see if there will be still an e-mail.
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by Randello
Still nothing.... (I only applied to AST4). Let's see if there will be still an e-mail.
More emails today about reserve list to AST4 and some job/course offers too (to 8th February).
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 5:01 pm
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Hello!
Any news about basic candidates?
Anyway my position is like it follows:
- interview finalized- documents sent- PA tests not attended due to flight restrictions
What do you think guys?
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Spagniol
More emails today about reserve list to AST4 and some job/course offers too (to 8th February).
Interesting, do you know the exact/estimated numbers of the contracts/reserve list offers, which they sent yesterday? I only heard that 3 guys received contracts directly from the limbo status, but that's all.
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 7:06 pm
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Hope there will be a 4th batch...
from what i see:
- 265 in 1st batch- 200 in 2nd batch- 100 in 3rd batch 700-565=135
am i wrong?
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by MadalinFeran
Hello!
Any news about basic candidates?
Anyway my position is like it follows:
- interview finalized- documents sent- PA tests not attended due to flight restrictions
What do you think guys?
What I understood about basic candidates... nothing new, at least nothing official. There have been some gossips about candidates that didn't pass/attend the physical aptitude (PA) tests and still received contracts and took part in the course (mainly 1st batch, dunno about 2nd batch). But, I don't want to raise false hope. Because now there is a reserve list with many candidates that have passed all of the required steps, including the PA test. So, I can't see that a candidate that hasn't pass all the steps would just jump over them. What I understood from some previous messages (probably from November), that there is still a large group (around 60) of candidates like yourself that needs to take the PA test.

The great part is that they requested your certificates, so that's a green light. But still, there isn't any official information on when they will organize this PA test again, maybe in the spring, depends mainly on the COVID-19 situation.
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 7:31 pm
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Hope so....is simple math to see that there is room for a 4th batch (135 places )...hope that we are still in the game 😁
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