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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.



Graduate Trainee Opportunities at the European Space Agency

Closing date 16 December

Graduate Trainee Opportunities at the European Space Agency

Are you ready to apply for one of the Young Graduate Trainee opportunities at ESA?

This high-calibre programme lasts for one year and gives successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions.


To be eligible for the YGT programme, you must be:

  • A student in the final year of a Master’s degree at University/equivalent institute or have just graduated. Candidates are required to have completed their Master's degree by the time they start work at ESA.
  • A citizen of one of the following Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).
  • ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. 
    If you need support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.


All the information about the YGT programme can be found here

  • To apply, you first have to register and create your candidate profile with your CV and motivation letter. 
  • Select the one that best matches your interests and profile. Remember: you can only apply for one YGT position. If you apply to more than one, none of the applications you have submitted will be considered.
  • Once you have applied, you will be able to track the status of your application.  

Click here for full details. 

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