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Young Graduate Trainee for Business Analysis

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location:
  • Grade: F1 - Young Graduate Trainee - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

Young Graduate Trainee for Business Analysis

This post is classified F1.


ECSAT, Harwell, United Kingdom 

Our team and mission

The purpose of the ESA Business Applications and Space Solutions is to satellite based products and services capable to deliver people, plant and profit impact e.g. triple bottom line. ESA Business Applications and Space Solutions reach every domain of human activities: finance, insurance, health, transport, energy, tourism, environment, agriculture…

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website:

Field(s) of activity

As Young Graduate Trainee, you will perform your duties as part of Management and Control Office of Downstream Business Applications Department.

You engage in continuously look for innovative and new ways to extract insights from the large volumes of data aimed to the delivery people, plant and profit impact benefits of space product and services.

As a data scientist, you will be exploiting widely accessible databases and social media information, you will elaborate analysis from quantitative data with statistical software (e.g. R, Python, Tableau) by using:

  • Machine Learning Methods: development of predictive models for decision support (supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms, econometrics, forecasting, quantitative diagnosis, etc.)
  • Operations Research Methods: assistance in the design and implementation of constrained optimization solutions and simulation models.
  • Big Data Processing Methods: high-performance large data processing of both structured and unstructured datasets.
  • Create data and information sources: augment and update information by developing surveys and design communication plans to engage companies, investors and other institutions.
Technical competencies
Knowledge of relevant technical domains
Relevant experience gained during internships/project work
Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects
Behavioural competencies
Self Motivation
Continuous Learning
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Master's level (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific discipline, preferably in combination with an economics or business discipline.

Additional requirements

You should have good analytical and communication skills and should be able to work in a multi-cultural environment in an autonomous manner and as part of a team.  Good experience and skills in Office automation tools, Social Media, analysis software (R, Python, Tableau…) and databases (e.g. Sharepoint, SQL…) will be considered as an asset.

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. 

You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.  

During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email


Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment

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