The National Trainee Programme (NTP) is an extraordinary programme offering the opportunity to work at the European Space Agency ESA and gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions. National Trainees gain valuable hands-on training and experience, launching their career in the space sector in industry, research or, of course, at ESA itself. This, in addition to the rich personal experience of living and working in another country within an exciting, diverse and international environment, makes the NTP very unique.
The Swiss Space Office of the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO) has initiated the NTP nationally to foster and promote space careers for young graduates and professionals. The SERI/SSO has entrusted the Swiss Space Center to implement the programme and act as national point of contact. The successful candidate will be hired by the Swiss Space Center to work on dedicated space projects in ESA centers. He/She will work at ESA on selected projects, under the supervision and mentorship of ESA experts in the chosen fields. The traineeship is scheduled for a period of 2 years.