The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an operational EU Agency that provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services. It also coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM. EUSPA is also responsible for the security accreditation of all the Components of the EU Space Programme. For more information on the EUSPA and the EU Space Programme, click here.
The Office of the Executive Director (OED) is placed directly under the Executive Director and assists him in ensuring an efficient and effective system of management of the Agency as well as effective corporate coordination and outreach, including relations with external stakeholders and institutional partners.
The current vacancy is for a traineeship situated at the Agency’s headquarters in the heart of Europe – Prague – with excellent connection to numerous major European cities. The capital of the Czech Republic, in the banks of the Vltava River, is famous for its cultural life, renowned musical life, historic buildings, magical bridges, and recognized museums and monuments.
The trainee will be placed in the Office of the Executive Director (OED) and will be expected to support its daily running. In addition, he/she will support the Internal Control Coordinator (ICC) and the EUSPA Internal Audit Capability (IAC) as well as the Administrative Board secretariat.
The trainee will be expected to carry out under supervision the following duties:
The traineeship is open to applicants who have not previously undertaken a traineeship at EUSPA and who meet the following requirements:
The applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
The current call is open to fill any potential vacant places at the Office of the Executive Director. Candidates are advised to apply as early as possible, as positions may arise at any point in time as long as the call remains open. Once a position in the department becomes vacant, the eligibility of the applications will be assessed. The Head of the recruiting department will nominate the department’s evaluators to carry out the selection of the most suitable candidates. The evaluators will assess the eligible applications and select those best matching the selection criteria required for the available traineeship.
The best suitable candidates may be invited for a phone/video interview which may include other appropriate testing.
Engagement for a traineeship will be decided on the basis of a list of suitable candidates proposed by the evaluators. The established list may be used for other similar traineeships depending on the Agency’s needs.
The starting date of the traineeship depends on the Agency's needs and budget availability.
All applicants will be informed after their application has been reviewed and evaluated.
If an application is unsuccessful, candidates may re-apply to future vacancies for which they satisfy the criteria.
In order to be considered for this position, candidates need to create an account by registering via the EUSPA e-recruitment tool.
Only applications submitted via the e-recruitment tool will be accepted. Applications sent via email or post will not be taken into consideration.
Multiple applications received for the same position via different accounts will lead to the exclusion of the applicant from the selection procedure.
All sections of the application should be completed in English in order to facilitate the selection procedure.
In order to be considered, applications must be received by the closing date indicated in the vacancy notice. Candidates are advised to submit the application well ahead of the deadline in order to avoid potential problems during the final days before the closing date of applications’ submissions. The Agency cannot be held responsible for any last-minute malfunctioning of the e-recruitment tool due to heavy traffic on the website.
Any request for technical support must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org minimum two working days before the vacancy notice deadline. Please note, that if you submit your request for technical support later, we may not be able to assist you;
If at any stage during the procedure it is discovered that any of the information a candidate has provided is incorrect, the candidate in question will be disqualified.
Please consult the e-recruitment guideline for instructions on completing the application.
Any questions regarding the selection procedure should be addressed only to: email@example.com.
In addition, candidates having any personal relationship within the EUSPA have the possibility to declare such situation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants have the right to file a complaint to the European Ombudsman or send an application to the General Court of the European Union, should they consider they have been adversely affected by a particular decision.
Details on how to initiate these processes are available here.
Trainees receive a monthly grant for full-time traineeship of €1,400.001.
Trainees may also be entitled to the reimbursement of their travel expenses from/to their place of origin.
Trainees shall be responsible for organising their own sickness insurance against health risks and their own accident insurance.
Before the start of the traineeship, the candidate will be required to provide the following documents:
For detailed information about rights and obligation related to traineeships, please refer to the Decision of The Executive Director on the Rules governing the Traineeship Scheme of the Agency2.
 The official European Commission rates will automatically apply for grants paid in non-Euro accounts. All bank charges for incoming payments shall be carried by the trainee. If the traineeship is part-time, the grant will be proportionate.
The Agency is an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourages applications from all candidates who fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria without any distinction whatsoever on grounds of nationality, age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, gender or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or other family situation.
The purpose of processing of the data submitted by candidates is to manage each application in view of selection and recruitment as a trainee at the EUSPA. The personal information requested from applicants will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, officers and agencies and on the free movement of such data (repealing Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 and Decision N° 1247/2002/EC).