Invitation to apply to ESA as a ‘Young Graduate Trainee’


Graduates are invited to apply to European Space Agency as a ‘Young Graduate Trainee’ (YGT). Deadline to apply is 15 December, 2015. Young graduate trainee opportunities and application forms.

Candidates should attach their CV together with a cover letter explaining their motivation for applying. Only one online application form per candidate should be sent.

To be eligible for the YGT programme, candidates must be in the final year of a master’s degree at a university or an equivalent institute or have just graduated. Candidates must also be a citizen of one of the ESA Member States or from one of the European Cooperating States.

Traineeship Opportunities for Young Graduate Trainees go online once a year in mid-November, and stay open for one month. At this time, it is published about 80 YGT job offers, aimed at engineers, physicists and biologists as well as business graduates and lawyers.

This high-calibre programme lasts for one year and gives successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions. As a Graduate Trainees, candidates will take on a responsible role in supporting a project, and benefit from the expertise of an ESA tutor.

More information is available there.