Human Resources Department Traineeship

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Linking space to user needs


  • The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services and coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM. EUSPA is responsible for the security accreditation of all the EU Space Programme components. By fostering the development of an innovative and competitive space sector and engaging with the entire EU Space community, EUSPA contributes to the European Green Deal and digital transition, the safety and security of the Union and its citizens, while reinforcing its autonomy and resilience.
  • The Human Resources Department proactively contributes to the fulfilment of the Agency mission, particularly regarding all matters related to the management of the Agency’s human resources (HR).
  • The Department is responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and updating strategies, policies and decisions concerning: planning and budgeting, selection and recruitment, staff retention, staff administration and payroll management, learning and development, performance management administration as well as the occupational health and social welfare of staff.
  • You will be joining a dynamic and operational EU Agency and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from a broad array of different backgrounds and expertise all contributing to one of the most important and ambitious projects ever undertaken by the EU. We are committed to implement the EU Space Programme and turn the EU space ambitions into a reality. For more information on the EUSPA and the EU Space Programme


Depending on the HR area of assignment, the trainee will be expected to:

  • Support the execution of HR programmes, processes, communications, and other strategic initiatives which may include:
    • Assistance with all aspects of recruitment;
    • Assistance with on-boarding of new hires;
    • Assistance with benefits administration as needed;
    • Assistance with performance management activities as needed;
    • Assistance with all employees’ Learning & Development events;
      Other administrative support upon need and requirements (e.g. assisting the HR team in document and file management).
  • The area of assignment within HR may change as required by the Agency’s needs.


The traineeship is open to applicants who have not previously undertaken a traineeship at EUSPA and who meet the following requirements:

  • Have a nationality of any Member State of the European Union or Norway
  • Possess or pursue a recognised higher education degree (university education or equivalent), evidencing completion of a full cycle of study, or in the case of candidates who are at the end of their studies, an official attestation from their university or school stating the marks obtained
  • Have an initial experience or specific expertise in one of the areas of work of the Agency obtained either through specialisation as part of the applicant’s studies for a university degree, a dissertation or other research project conducted as part of their studies or through professional experience or a previous traineeship or otherwise
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union; one of these languages must be the working language of the Agency (English)
  • Have a clean criminal record


  • Motivation;
  • Experience of work or study in the area of Human Resources Management / Business Administration / Public Administration / EU Studies etc.;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and/or studying abroad will be an asset;
  • Good knowledge of IT applications (word, excel and any other is an asset);
  • Proactive attitude and ability to adjust to new tasks in demanding work environments;
  • Service mind-set.

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