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Europees Spoorwegbureau (ERA) Traineeship

Job in Den Haag, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function

General business

Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

Start date

1 September 2020


1 Jun 2020 21:59

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ERA looks for newly-qualified graduates who are willing to make a contribution to the everyday work of the Agency.

A standard traineeship lasts 10 months, starting on the 1st of September. Around 6 traineeships are available every year.

The call for applications starts 4 months before the start of the traineeship, and remains open for a month.

Who can apply?

The standard traineeship programme is open to anyone who meets the following requirements:

  • Have a university degree (minimum 3 years of study);
  • Have a very good knowledge of English language;
  • Have a very good knowledge of a second language - for EU nationals, this must be an EU official language.

Traineeships will be offered in priority to applicants who have not already been a trainee in a European institution or body.

What do we offer?

At ERA we play an important role in the development of the Single European Railway Area (SERA), and invite you to help us achieving our ambitious goals. You will participate in real projects related to your specific background, along with the best professionals and within a welcoming and stimulating work environment.

A Mentor will guide you during your stay. Depending on your competences, you may also work in various fields not directly linked to railways, such as human resources, budget/finance, IT, communication, engineering, legal.

You will receive a monthly grant of ca. €1,299.89 to which applies the weighting factor of France, reimbursement of travel expenses, paid leaves and training opportunities reserved for the staff.

Our offices are sited in Valenciennes, in the north of France, only one hour away from Brussels and two hours from Paris. Both the local university and ERA Club organise social and sport activities and gatherings.

How to apply?

Next session will start on 1st of September 2020. When the Call for applications is open, you will need to fill in the application form, attach the supporting documents as described in the application form and submit it online.

Please read carefully all the documents below before applying, particularly the rules governing traineeships at ERA, which explain the application procedure in detail.

This call has be opened from Thursday 30 April and will be closed on Sunday 31 May 2020.

What do we expect from you?

We expect of our trainees:

  • A contribution to ERA’s everyday tasks with a fresh point of view;
  • A proactive attitude and eagerness to learn and have a fruitful cooperation.

Trainees must have health coverage, whether provided by their countries’ healthcare systems, or private; we rely on you to organise your own health insurance during your stay with us.

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40,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 47 years

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