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Apply for a traineeship at Fusion for Energy!

***Applications period open from 25 May 2018 to 25 June 2018***

UPDATED Planning schedule:

    • From 25 May 2018 to 24 June 2018: Application period open
      End of June - Mid July: selection process
      End of July: contact selected candidates

  • Human Resources
    Legal Services
    Cost Management
    Project Performance Management
    Reporting and Data Analysis
    Business Intelligence / Commercial Strategy
    Systems / Mechanical Engineering for JT-60SA Tokamak
    Thermo-Hydraulic Analysis of High Heat Flux Components
    Internal Audit
    ITER Diagnostics Systems
    Control and Measurement Systems
    Information and Communication Unit
    Remote Handling – IVVS

    What´s in it for you?

    F4E´s traineeships programme aims to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of F4E's role in the ITER project and within the European context, as well as to provide training to university graduates – in the field of nuclear engineering, physics, administration and communication.

    The traineeship is paid and lasts from four to nine months with F4E in any of the three sites: Barcelona (Spain), Cadarache (France), or Garching (Germany), with an intake in October .

    If you are selected, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in an exciting international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your future career.

    What does the traineeship offer?

    • A chance to put academic theory into practice
    • Practical experience – to play a part in F4E´s day-to-day business
    • An opportunity to contribute to F4E’s mission.
    • A monthly allowance of around 1 000 EUR and reimbursement of travel expenses
    • Two days of holidays per month

    What's the work like?

    Trainees can work in all Departments of F4E. The content of the job largely depends on the area you are assigned to. You may work in the field of plasma physics, nuclear engineering, law, human resources etc. Your daily work will mainly consist of preparation of reports, calculations, design and analytical tasks, compilation of statistical data, execution of operational tasks, and participation in ad hoc studies, among other tasks.

    What kind of profiles are we looking for?

    F4E is made up of people with different professional backgrounds working for one mission. The types of profiles that we are looking for are:

    • Engineers and Physicists (specialised in nuclear engineering, metrology, diagnostics, computer science, magnets, remote handling etc.)
    • Lawyers
    • Experts in human resources, finance, procurement
    • Communicators

    What do we expect from you?

    • To contribute to our everyday work with a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge;
    • Openness and willingness to learn more about European matters;
    • Willingness to learn about the working methods of European institutions;
    • A proactive, enthusiastic attitude.
    • Your ability to work full-time

    Who can apply?

    The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who are nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union or Switzerland and who have a:

    • University degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a bachelor’s degree);
    • Very good knowledge of English, the main working language of F4E.

    Applications will not be accepted from candidates who:

    • Have already benefited from any kind of in-service training within a European institution or body, or
    • Who have had or have any kind of employment within a European institution or body.


    Agata It is definitely not a “coffee and copies” internship. From day one you get tasks with real responsibility and you become an equal team member. - Agata, Diagnostics
    Since I studied Energetic and Nuclear Engineering, I thought that the job was a perfect match for me…and it is! -Ruggero, Codes and Analysis Agata
    Agata The F4E Traineeship is a great learning opportunity. To be honest, it is even a bit more difficult than I thought. - Frank, CODAC
    I know what is expected from me and what the timescales for my projects are. - Roberto, Remote Handling Agata
    Agata What really strikes me here is that people are extremely open and helpful. - Jivko, Legal Services
    I have always wanted to do a traineeship abroad and I was extremely happy when F4E offered me this opportunity. - Monika, Human Resources Agata
    Agata F4E is a culturally and professionally diverse agency, and getting exposed to such an environment helps me develop both hard and soft skills. - Alisandru, Market Intelligence

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