State executive recruitment: applications now open!

the registration campaign for the entrance examinations to the Instituts Régionaux d'Administration (IRA) is now open!

But what are IRAs?

The Instituts régionaux d'administration (IRA) are public institutions that train civil service executives. These five public service schools, located in Bastia, Lille, Lyon, Metz and Nantes, provide an 8-month training course in the institute, during which candidates are paid. After these 8 months, candidates are given 6 months' on-the-job experience in their chosen position.

The IRA entrance exam is open to :

  • ExternalApplicants must have at least a 3-year university degree or equivalent,
  • In-housecandidates already working in the public sector (civil servants or contract staff), with at least 4 years' public service,
  • And to candidates with at least 5 years' professional experience of any kind in the private sector, as a local elected official or as a manager, including volunteer manager, of an association. This is known as 3rd competition.

Registrations can be made online via the following website: from 21 March to 22 April 2024for the written eligibility tests to be held on 2 July 2024.

Detailed information on the competition (procedures, tests, how to apply, help with preparation, etc.) is available at civil service portal.

Which Master's degree after my degree?

  • Find out now which Masters courses are best suited to you.
  • Submit your applications between 26 February and 24 March 2024
  • answers are to be expected from 4 June 2024 onwards

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