Traineeships and Study Placements


The deadline to apply for the Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP) 2019/20 has expired and the selection is closed. Please note that due to the large number of applications we are receiving for GTP openings, only shortlisted candidates are contacted. We therefore invite you to follow the status of the Call for Expression of Interest on the EASA website and on this page.

Please note that the Study Placement Scheme (SPS) is on hold until further notice. Applications or inquiries related to this scheme will therefore not be processed by the Agency. 

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Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP) – What’s in it for you?

The GTP lasts 12 months and gives you an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union. You will have the opportunity to gather work experience in a distinctly multinational and intellectually stimulating environment, while contributing to the Agency's mission of promoting the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. 

As Graduate Trainee you will receive a monthly grant plus a travel allowance for travel expenses incurred at the beginning and end of your traineeship. For more information please consult the traineeship rules. The amount of the grant will be published in the traineeship notice.

Who can apply?

Before applying, please carefully consult the information published in the traineeship notice to check whether you are eligible. 

  • The GTP is open to applicants who have obtained - in the timeframe indicated in the traineeship notice - a University degree in a discipline relevant to the advertised profile.
  • Very good knowledge of English and preferably of another language of the European Union.
  • Applicants must be citizens of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. In exceptional cases and when in the interest of the service, nationals of other third countries may be considered.
  • We strive to select the most suitable talents who can convince us of their very good academic track record and/or proven extra-curricular achievements.
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage applications from all candidates who fulfil the criteria. To further enhance the diversity in our teams, we particularly encourage female candidates to apply. 

Successful candidates will usually have a background that is relevant to the activities of the Agency. Typical examples include:

  • Civil aviation, Aeronautics, Engineering;
  • Qualified lawyers with an interest in aviation regulatory affairs;
  • Qualified candidates with an interest in Human Resources, Finance, Project Management, Information Technologies, Communications, Public Relations and International Relations.

Selection process

Your application will be screened against the eligibility criteria, competencies and skills published in the general traineeship notice. We will establish a shortlist of candidates who best suit the needs in accordance with the availability of places, and in particular in terms of educational background, qualifications, competencies, motivation and preferences.

Prior to the final selection decision, shortlisted candidates will be contacted to check availability, suitability, linguistic knowledge and to discuss mutual expectations. Additional phases including test(s) and/or structured (video) interviews may be included in the process.

More information

Please read carefully the traineeship rules before applying.

Should you have any further question not covered by the information provided on our website, please send an email to

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