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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.



Apply Now for ESA's Young Graduate Trainee Programme

The European Space Agency has over 100 roles available

The European Space Agency is looking for more than 100 bright minds to join its team! Applications open now!

The Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) programme offers a one-year experience at ESA to students in their final year of a Master’s degree or recently graduated, and is a launch pad for many exciting opportunities within the space and STEM industry. 

The opportunities are mainly in Engineering, Science, IT, Natural/Social Science, Business and Administration services, and will be open for applications until 16 December 2018

Arthur Van Eeckhout, a 24 year old from Belgium, started at ESA as an intern and then successfully joined the YGT Programme last year in the Technology Transfer & Business Incubation Office. 

What does a typical day look like for Arthur?

"On a daily basis, I liaise with our stakeholders (Member States delegations as well as network partners like the BIC managers) to create Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Using KPIs, I evaluate if and how our programme meets  stakeholder expectations. One of the new metrics that I have applied to the evaluation of the ESA BIC’s is the Net Promoter Score, which gives us information on the satisfaction level our startups with our service. " 

What advice would Arthur give to graduates who would like to apply?

"In your cover letter, it is important to share concrete and meaningful examples of your professional experience, including teamwork. Demonstrate that you are self-motivated. I encourage you to also share some insight about your personal passion and/or connection with space. Above all, make sure to apply before the deadline and remember you can select just one position!"

Read full details for the Young Graduate Trainee programme here and search available positions here.

Learn more about the YGT programme and the selection process here.

Use our occupational database to search careers related to Space. 

Research the Physics, Mathematics & Space Science sector by taking a look at our sector page. 

WATCH Young Graduate Trainee Mircea's story here

The CareersPortal Team 


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