Traineeships and Study Placements

I have sent my application but I discovered that I made a mistake when filling out the application form. How can I correct the mistake?

Graduate Traineeship Programme:

Submitting an application more than once before the closing date is possible, it will result in the latest submission being taken as the final, authoritative version. Also, deleting the account after submitting an application will leave the application untouched. If you would like to withdraw your application, please send an email to: recruit [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu

Study Placement Scheme:

Please inform us by re-submitting your application to traineeship_info [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.

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How will I know that EASA has received my application?

Graduate Traineeship Programme:

After submission of your application you will receive by email an automatic acknowledgement of receipt from the e-recruitment tool confirming that your application has been successfully submitted.

Study Placement Scheme:

We will get back to you as soon as your application has been reviewed and we can inform you about the outcome. Kindly be patient as the evaluation process may take some time.

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Will I be informed about the outcome of my application in any case?

Graduate Traineeship Programme:

All applicants can follow the status of the call for expression of interest for traineeships on the EASA website. Only successful candidates will be notified via email.

Study Placement Scheme:

All applicants will be notified via email about the outcome of their application.

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I have been offered a traineeship. Can I postpone the starting date to a later period?

To ensure a smooth management of the Graduate Traineeship Programme, all participants should start the programme at the same time, i.e. the date indicated in your offer letter.

In duly justified cases it may be possible to postpone the starting date for approximately 1 month subject to individual arrangements and negotiation.

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Can the traineeship period be extended?

The traineeship period cannot be extended beyond the maximum period defined for each traineeship programme.

The maximum duration of traineeships is 12 months.

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Can I have a part-time traineeship/study placement?

No. All candidates who are accepted for a traineeship/study placement must work full time, which at EASA means 40 h/week and 8h/day.

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Does EASA provide any kind of accommodation?

No. Finding and paying for accommodation is entirely your responsibility. If you are offered a traineeship/study placement we will provide you with a Welcome Pack including information on accommodation.

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What is the amount of traineeship grant paid by EASA?

The amount of the traineeship grant paid by EASA is defined in the call for expression of interest for traineeships published every year.

As described in the applicable traineeship rules, trainees who benefit from any grant from another source or another subsistence allowance shall only be admitted to a financial contribution from EASA, if the sum received is less than the amount of the traineeship grant. In that case, they shall receive the difference.

Note: EASA does not provide any financial contribution for Study Placement Scheme.

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Is the training grant paid by EASA subject to national or EU tax?

Trainees have the sole responsibility for complying with the tax regulation of their home state, which may apply to grants received from EASA. Traineeship grants are not governed by the tax regulation applicable to EASA staff members. To this purpose, if requested, a certificate might be provided at the end of the traineeship period. This certificate will state the amount of grants received and confirm that tax and social security payments have not been made. 

 

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Are trainees/students insured?

EASA does not provide health insurance. Prior to the start date, trainees/students must provide proof that they are covered by a sickness insurance scheme for the entire duration of their stay at the Agency (e.g., through the European Health Insurance Card or through private insurance). If a trainee/student fails to provide proof of the insurance, the traineeship/ study placement shall be terminated.

During the traineeship, trainees shall be covered by EASA against the risk of accident according to the relevant EASA insurance contract.

EASA does not provide accident insurance to students.

Students must provide proof that they are insured against accident risks either privately or under the terms of their University’s insurance.

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Is there a closing date for sending in applications?

Graduate Traineeship Programme:

Yes. The closing date for sending applications is indicated in each traineeship notice. Applications received after the closing date are automatically rejected.

Study Placement Scheme:

There is no closing date: students can apply throughout the year. However, only a limited number of requests can be accommodated, based on internal needs and resources.

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May I submit an open/unsolicited/spontaneous application?

Graduate Traineeship Programme:

No. EASA does not consider open/unsolicited/spontaneous applications for paid traineeships. Only applications for published traineeships can be taken into consideration. The online application form submitted via the eRecruitment tool is the only acceptable means of applying for a paid traineeship in EASA. Please do not forget to include in your application all required documents.

Study Placement Scheme:

Yes, we welcome spontaneous applications for study placements. The online application form available in the Download section of the Traineeships and Study Placements webpage is the only acceptable means of applying for a study placement in EASA. Please do not forget to include in your application all required documents.

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I have applied before and was rejected. Should I try again?

Yes, you may reapply for a subsequent training period. However, you must submit a new application, together with all requested documents.

 

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Are all applications and applicants that come to the Agency treated in the same way?

EASA applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without bias on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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Is there an age limitation for applying for a traineeship or a study placement at EASA?

There is no official age limit for applying for a traineeship or a study placement. However, EASA’s traineeships and study placements are aimed respectively at young university graduates and students and present an opportunity to gain initial work experience.

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I come from a country that is not a Member State of the European Union; may I apply for a traineeship or a study placement advertised by the Agency?

To apply for a traineeship or a study placement, you must be national 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.

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I have a degree from a country that is not a Member State of the European Union; am I eligible for a traineeship advertised by the Agency?

If studies took place outside the European Union, your qualification must have been recognised by a body officially delegated for this purpose by one of the European Union Member States (such as a national Ministry of Education) and a document attesting so must also be submitted with your application.

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I have completed the first three years of a course lasting more than three years but will not receive my diploma until the end of my studies. Can I still apply for the graduate traineeship programme?

No. For the graduate programme you must have obtained your final diploma by the start of the traineeship period. ECTS points are not accepted as equivalent degree, proof of completion of the full university degree needs to be provided by the start date of the traineeship.

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Which type of University degree diploma is taken into account for the Graduate Traineeship Programme?

In order to be eligible for the Graduate Traineeship Programme you must have obtained by the start of the traineeship period a University degree which corresponds to at least 3-year studies (e.g. Bachelor).

The University degree to be obtained in the specific period indicated in the traineeship notice shall be relevant to the profile and it can be any academic degree (e.g. Bachelor, Master, PhD).

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What language should I use in my application for a traineeship/study placement at the Agency?

A very good knowledge of the English language is an essential requirement to do a traineeship/study placement at EASA. Applications must therefore be submitted in English. For the same reason, the documents concerning traineeships and study placements at EASA are only available in English.

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Do I need to send supporting documents when I submit my application?

Graduate Traineeship Programme:

You have to submit via the eRecruitment tool: the completed electronic EASA Traineeship application form, a motivation letter of no more than one page briefly explaining why you are applying for the EASA GTP and to the specific profile of your choice, together with scanned copies giving evidence of all the information provided on your application form, i.e. studies (University diploma, proof of official length of studies, academic track records), professional experience (if applicable), and any other proof evidencing the information provided in your application form.

Study Placement Scheme:

You have to submit to traineeship_info [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu: the application form for the EASA Study Placement Scheme - SPS (you can find it in the Download section of the related webpage), completed, dated and signed; an official proof that you are required by your University to complete a mandatory internship or to write a final thesis; your updated CV; a motivation letter briefly explaining why you are applying for a study placement and the reasons why you have given priority to the Department/s of your choice.

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Do I need to send certified translations of my supporting documents?

No, this is not necessary. Diplomas (and other supporting documents) in an official language of the EU do not need to be translated (certified translations are required only in the case of non-EU languages). 

 

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Does EASA cover the cost of travel from my place of residence to Cologne?

Trainees are entitled to a contribution towards the cost of travel between their place of residence and their place of traineeship (Cologne) at the beginning and end of their traineeship if they have completed at least a 3 months traineeship. Travel allowances are paid at the end of the traineeship.

Note: EASA does not provide any financial contribution for Study Placement Scheme.

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What are my prospects of securing employment at EASA after the traineeship/study placement?

Admission to a traineeship/study placement does not confer on trainees/students the status of temporary agents or other servants of the European Communities nor does it entail any right or priority with regard to future engagement in the Agency. Trainees/students cannot benefit from any privileges and immunities granted by the host country to Temporary Agents or other servants of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Temporary and Contract Agents are recruited on the basis of vacancy notices. For further information on employment, please check the EASA Recruitment page.

 

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