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09 Jul 2018

The European Defence Agency today published five paid 1-year traineeship positions, hereby launching the pilot of its new Traineeship Programme for young graduates

The profiles published today cover traineeships in the Land & Logistic domain, Operations Support, Education, Training & Exercises, Single European Sky, Corporate Programmes and Projects and the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR).

The European Defence Agency Traineeship Programme is aimed at recent university graduates who want to transition to the world of work in an organization at the heart of defence cooperation in Europe.

An EDA traineeship will give you:

  • a unique insight into the policies and processes for the development of European defence capabilities
  • an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during your studies
  • exposure to a multicultural and dynamic professional environment

What we look for:

To be considered eligible, applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements by the deadline for submission of applications:

  • Nationality: be a national of a Member States participating in the Agency;
  • Educational qualifications: applicants must have completed at least the first (minimum three-year) cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications;
  • Languages: applicants must have a very good knowledge of at least two participating Member States languages of which one must be English as it is EDA’s main working language. The knowledge of additional participating Member States languages is an asset;
  • Background related to the EDA’s operational activities: educational background in a field relevant to the activities of the Directorate/Unit the trainee applies for and is allocated to;
  • Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (PSCC). For more info, see FAQs

Traineeships are open to applicants who have not previously undertaken a paid or unpaid traineeship or any kind of employment in another European institution or a body and which lasted for more than six weeks. 

Timing and duration

  • Traineeships start in October and begin either on the 1st or on the 16th of the month. Placements are typically offered for a fixed period of twelve months.

Financial matters

  1. Trainees are awarded a monthly allowance that currently amounts to 1,176.84 EUR/month.
  2. Disabled trainees may receive a supplement to their monthly allowance equal to a maximum of 50% of the amount of the allowance, to help cover extra expenses (e.g. transport, cost of special accommodation) related to their disability.
  3. Health and accident insurance is mandatory (see FAQs).
  4. For additional information about the traineeship programme please refer to the FAQs or contact us by e-mail.
  5. Interested? Apply here
  6. The deadline for submission of applications for 2018 is 9 July 2018 at noon Brussels time. The 2018 traineeship intake offers 5 traineeships.
  7. EDA expects to finalise the selection by 31 July 2018. All applicants will be informed of the outcome via their EDA profile.

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