ESA Young Graduate Trainee (YGT)
Graduate Position 1 year Europe Wide, Europe Wide
Uploaded 25 Jan 2019
The YGT opportunities are now open and ESA is looking for more than 100 bright minds to join its team! The opportunities are mainly in Engineering, Science, IT, Natural/Social Science, Business and Administration services.
The Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) programme offers a one-year experience at ESA to students in their final year of a Master’s degree or recently graduated, and is a launch pad for many exciting opportunities within the space and STEM industry.
What we offer you
- Gain valuable experience that can qualify you for the many exciting opportunities within Europe’s space industry, renowned research institutes and, of course, ESA.
- A diverse and international environment
- One year contract
- Approximately €2,300 per month (exempt from national income tax in ESA Member States); the exact amount will depend on the location of the ESA Establishment
- Expatriation allowance, plus an installation allowance on arrival for those not resident in the country to which they are assigned
- Travel expenses at the beginning and end of the contract (including travel expenses for spouse and children if they reside with the trainee during the contract)
- 2.5 days paid leave per month
- Health cover under ESA’s Social Security scheme
The deadline varies depending on the job. See the website for all YGT opportunities available.
To be eligible for the YGT programme, you must be:
- A student in the final year of a Master’s degree at University/equivalent institute or have just graduated. Candidates are required to have completed their Master's degree by the time they start work at ESA.
- A citizen of one of the following Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).