CAST is the shorthand for Contract Agent for Specific Tasks. CAST exams refer to the EU competitions that aim to recruit contract agents, though the primary purpose of the competition is to create a pool of eligible candidates who can be called in at short notice if and when a position needs to be filled due to increased workload, covering for maternity leave or other reasons.

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