Traineeships and Study Placements

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. 

The Agency offers opportunities in all areas of the organisation for:

Recent graduates (EASA Graduate Traineeship Programme – GTP) 

The EASA GTP aims to give an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union.

Participants to the EASA GTP will have the opportunity to receive professional 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.

Applicants must be nationals of one of the EASA Member States or of a country with observer status in the EASA Management Board (more info). In exceptional cases and when in the interest of the service, nationals of other third countries may be considered.

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.

Who can apply

The EASA GTP is open to applicants who have obtained - in the timeframe indicated in the traineeship notice - a University degree diploma in a discipline relevant to the advertised profile of their interest.

More information on the requirements are published in the traineeship notice.


12 months. The planned start date will be published in the traineeship notice.

Traineeship grant

The Agency pays a monthly grant plus a travel allowance for travel expenses incurred at the beginning and end of the traineeship. More information are available on the related traineeship rules. The amount of the grant will be published in the traineeship notice.

How to apply

Before submitting your application, please consult for more details the EASA Traineeship Rules, the Traineeship FAQs and the traineeship notice of your interest.

Please only apply to the profile best matching your education and background and for which you have the highest interest and motivation. If you apply to more than one profile, your applications will be excluded from the selection process. Once you have identified it, please apply to the specific profile on our Recruitment webpage submitting your application and all relevant documents (scanned as one single file) via the eRecruitment tool. Make sure you follow the instruction described in the “How to Apply” section of the traineeship notice. Failure to submit a complete set of documents might result in exclusion from the competition. Also note, applications via email will not be considered.

We strongly encourage you to provide sufficient information to enable us to evaluate your eligibility and suitability for the specific position. We recommend you to refer to the “Qualifications and other requirements” section and task description of the specific traineeship notice of your choice and to clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements (both eligibility and competencies and skills). Please also briefly explain in your motivation letter why you are applying for the EASA GTP and to the specific profile of your choice.

Selection process

A list of eligible and suitable candidates will be established whose applications, and in particular, educational background, qualifications, competencies, motivations and preferences best suit the identified needs in accordance with the availability of places.

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

The applications of suitable candidates will be retained in a database accessible to EASA Departments to select trainees based on their eligibility and specific competencies and skills. Candidates may also be selected for a traineeship in a Department different from the one they have applied for.

The database remains valid until publication of next equivalent call.

NOTE: in case you are successful, you will receive an offer letter conditional to the submission –prior to your start date– of additional documentation which may include: official certificate confirming the absence of any criminal records both from your country of nationality and the country in which you are presently residing, if different; proof of coverage by a health insurance scheme for the entire duration of the traineeship.

Due to the expected large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Therefore we invite you to follow the status of the call for expression of interest on the EASA website and on this page.

Current status – Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP) 2018

The call for expression of interest for the EASA Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP) 2018 is now closed. All selected candidates have been contacted via email/phone.

We would like to thank all candidates who have participated in the selection process.
The database of applicants will remain valid until publication of the next equivalent call.

Please subscribe to the 'Recruitment' notifications to be informed about the publication of next traineeship call.


More info

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 traineeship_info [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.

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