European Space Agency – ESA’s Young Graduate Trainee Programme

ESA’s Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) Programme offers young graduates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience in the development and operation of space missions in an international and multicultural environment.

Our high-calibre YGT Programme lasts for one year and is a launch pad for many exciting professional opportunities within Europe’s space sector, renowned research institutes or, of course, ESA itself.

Every year in February, we publish around 100 YGT opportunities in science and engineering, information technology, natural and social sciences and business. Discover everything you need to know about the programme and the selection process on this page. Your path to space begins at ESA!

Throughout the year, additional YGT posts may be published. Be sure not to miss a single chance to launch your career at ESA by signing up to receive job alerts.