Young Graduate Trainee for Satellite Systems Engineering
Date added: 04 December 2017
Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)
Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Closing date for applications: 17 December 2017
Our team and mission
The Young Graduate Trainee for Satellite Systems Engineering (4126) will be part of the ESA Education Office.
The ESA Education Office has the objective to use space as a theme to enhance the literacy of young people in science and technology and to motivate young students from ESA Member States to prepare to pursue a space related career.
In support of achieving its educational objectives, the Office offers, in the frame of the ESA Academy:
The Office works in close cooperation with ESA specialists from different directorates, industry experts, university institutions and other research organisations.
Information on the activities of the ESA Education Office can be found at www.esa.int/education
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the ESA website: www.esa.int
Field(s) of activities
The ESA Education Office has a long history of conducting educational satellite programmes. The satellite projects in which the Office is currently involved are the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO), and the Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme for CubeSats built by university student teams.
The educational satellite projects provide opportunities for university students to gain valuable hands-on experience in the design, development, build, testing and operation of a complete satellite.
The Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) will be involved in the Education Office activities related to university student satellite projects. In particular, under the supervision of the ESA Project Manager, he/she will:
The YGT may also contribute to other student activities and projects of the Education Office, as required.
Information on the current ESA programmes for educational satellites, as well as on the other activities of the ESA Education Office, can be found on www.esa.int/education
Applicants should have just completed, or be in their final year of a university course at Masters Level (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific discipline, preferably with a strong background in engineering or space technology, with a good general understanding of satellite systems engineering aspects.
The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.
In addition, applicants should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
During the interview the candidates' motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.
Learn more about the role and how to apply.