ESA Young Graduate Trainee opportunities open

ESA has posted its Young Graduate Trainee vacancies for 2012, with applications open until 18th December.  These one-year positions are an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the development and operation of space missions.  You also get to live and work for a year in another country.

The YGT offers some generous terms and conditions, including:

  • monthly remuneration (the basic net salary, or ‘take-home pay’, for a single expatriate YGT is about €2200 per month depending on the location of the ESA Establishment)
  • an 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

Applicants are usually at Masters degree level from a university or an equivalent institute. Please note, you can only apply for one YGT opportunity, and should only send in one application form.  You must also be a citizen of an ESA member state or a European Co-operating State.

To apply, go to http://www.esa.int/hr/ygt.htm.  For more information on the Young Graduate Trainee programme, go to http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Careers_at_ESA/SEMYHEITPQG_0.html.

 

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