Careers

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Careers

Bring your unique experience into EUROCONTROL!

Working in aviation is a fantastic way to take your career to the next level. If you think your expertise can be applied to some of aviation’s great challenges that we tackle daily, then here is a chance to take your career to the skies.

We are currently offering roles in a variety of expert and support fields. See where your expertise could fit within EUROCONTROL, and check out the latest roles we’re looking to fill right now.

Being EUROCONTROL

We see everyone at EUROCONTROL as an ambassador for our values. They’re behind everything we do at work and how we do it, as we look to deliver the best possible outcomes to the aviation community.

We’re passionate about:

Diversity

Composed of nationals from our 41 Member States, we know that a wide-ranging selection of views, opinions, and backgrounds are the essence of a dynamic and high-achieving work environment. As one of our core values, it’s what makes our organisation such an exciting, fun and career-empowering place.

Stakeholder focused

EUROCONTROL’s stakeholders come from all parts of the aviation sector and beyond, and your role will be to help us support European aviation 24/7 to keep the European aviation network operating as smoothly, safely and efficiently as possible.

Integrity

We expect all EUROCONTROL staff to act in a neutral and impartial manner at all times. Integrity is also one of our core leadership values: we put honesty and fairness at the heart of how we treat our staff.

Readiness To Change

We need to be adaptable, forward-thinking, and ready to handle any new challenge that emerges in the aviation sector. A big part of this is staying one step ahead and being able to come up with new, efficient solutions which can be adapted to fit the needs of our stakeholders.

Result-Driven

Achieving objectives and delivering for our stakeholders even in the face of adversity and challenging situations is vital at EUROCONTROL. We have to deliver the highest quality to our stakeholders while efficiently managing time and costs.

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Salary, allowances & career progression

From competitive salaries, travel and relocation compensations, to flexible working, training courses, pension and medical coverage, we take the time to invest in you and make sure you are competitively remunerated in line with the job level and the experience you bring. Here are three key ways we compensate, reward and promote our staff members:

Our competitive salaries reflect the expertise you bring to our team and give you a perfect platform to take your career to the next level. In addition to your base salary, we also offer excellent compensation and support packages. You’ll find a simulation in the Notice of Competitions. Under certain circumstances, successful candidates can also get relocation allowances to make the move and installation easier for you and your family.

For those with dependants, you’ll also get a monthly allowance adjusted to your specific situation. There will also be possibilities for career progression when you’re ready to take on new responsibilities at EUROCONTROL or to reflect exceptional performance.

Flexible working

To allow you to have the best possible work-life balance, we actively promote flexible working arrangements.

Leave

In addition to public holidays, you get a base of two days of leave per month, with your total leave days adjusted upwards by the amount of time you have been with us, your role, and your age.

Parental & family leave

Everyone has responsibilities outside work. We offer flexible working so you can fit your professional work around personal needs.

Maternity & adoption leave

For those special first moments, we will also provide 20 weeks of maternity or adoption leave as and when you need it.

Medical coverage

Our flexible insurance scheme automatically covers your medical expenses and possibly those of your family members, depending on their personal situation. Had an accident? We will cover that too.

Pension Scheme

We have you covered even after your long and rewarding career with us. We offer fantastic pension schemes that reflect your time with us, and a final salary scheme to compensate you for your long-term role in our team.

Equality & diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Our selection choices are made based on qualifications, merit and business need. And if you're in a same-sex partnership, our benefits for couples also apply, because we truly stand by our equality and diversity!

As a staff member, your unique experiences and background could be the ‘X Factor’ needed to take EUROCONTROL to new heights as we move into the future. Join EUROCONTROL and help us become the most diverse and progressive organisation in our industry. Want to be our next champion? Check out our live job listings now!

Pursuing gender equality

We’re on a mission to balance the representation of all genders at EUROCONTROL and to promote greater equality across the aviation sector – which is why we’ve joined IATA and many partners’ ambitious “25by2025” initiative, whereby we aim to increase the number of women in technical roles at EUROCONTROL by 25% by 2025. Join us and help contribute to making us an even more gender-balanced organisation!

Empowering the next generation

We want to be as diverse in terms of age as possible and welcome candidates at all stages of their life and career. If you’re industrious, goals-driven and brimming with new and exciting ideas that you’d like to apply - we want to hear from you.

Championing diversity and inclusion

EUROCONTROL is a pan-European organisation with a huge variety of nationalities, backgrounds and views collaborating together to create an effective, diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Listen to some of our champions who are currently bringing their expertise into EUROCONTROL

Exciting new opportunities

How we apply our expertise to the world of aviation is always changing - and we need to stay ahead of the curve. Our focus going forward is to remain ever adaptable to the evolving needs of our stakeholders. That is why we are looking for bright minds from diverse fields, with particular focus on four top priority areas:

Sustainability

Join us and be part of what matters most: greener, safer, more efficient and smoother air transport. You will contribute to making the European Green Deal a reality of the Single European Sky.

Cybersecurity

Join our unique multinational and multicultural environment to expand your and our cybersecurity expertise to support European aviation. You will contribute to enhancing our cyber-resilience at the time of a major digitalisation (r)evolution.

Network Operations

The heart of the Network Manager’s role 24/7 where you will be part of the 300 strong team providing stakeholders with Air Traffic Flow Management services. Coordinating with ANSPs, Airports, Airlines and Military in the planning, execution and analysis of safe operations, all combine to help improve the sustainability and performance of the Aviation Network in the skies above Europe.

Information technology and digital transformation

The digital engine of European Aviation. You will help us to build advanced solutions for Airspace Management. You will leverage AI/ML, Cloud and CyberSecurity technology to empower airlines, airports and air traffic control. Join an enthusiastic community of dedicated professionals!

Become an Air Traffic Controller

Twice a year we run a recruitment campaign to attract candidates for our student air traffic controller (ATCO) training programme. If you’re under 27, passionate about aviation and have great spatial skills, we offer this exciting opportunity to train you as an ATCO, with the prospect of a rewarding career in the unique Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre in the Netherlands afterwards.

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Ready to launch your career?

Join EUROCONTROL Skyline Traineeship programme 

If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn, you have found your great first work experience. As an international organisation, we offer you a multicultural and stimulating environment where you learn from our experts in various fields: aeronautical engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, cyber security, business, law, human resources, and communications, & more.

Do your traineeship with us!

We regularly offer traineeship opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and Ph.D. students.

Every year we offer over 100 challenging traineeship opportunities at our four sites (our Brussels HQ, our Aviation Learning Centre in Luxembourg, our Upper Area Control Centre in Maastricht and our Innovation Hub in Brétigny near Paris) aimed at talented and motivated students and young graduates who are looking for valuable professional experience within one year of completing their studies. We offer our trainees a stimulating international and multiculatural work environment and provide a highly competitive package that at the same time strives to achieve a great work-life balance.

We will help you turn your academic knowledge and natural talent into professional skills, expertise and experience, learning from our worldclass experts and getting ready to kickstart your career.

We offer two intakes per year, in April and October, each with a 6-month duration and the potential for extensions to up to 12 months.

Traineeships are offered in a wide range of areas of expertise including:

  • Air Traffic Management & Data
  • IT & Cybersecurity
  • Communications
  • Economic and Financial Management
  • Legal and Regulatory Affairs
  • Human Resources and Administration

To be eligible for any of our traineeship, you must comply with all of the following conditions:

  • Nationality: You must be a national of one of the EUROCONTROL or ECAC Member States.
  • Education: You are currently studying for a post-secondary educational qualification (Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD level). If you have graduated, the traineeship must start within one year after your date of graduation.
  • Language skills: Our working languages are English and French. To do a traineeship, you will need to have a good command of English (both written and verbal). Knowledge of French is a great asset, but not always a must.
  • No previous traineeships longer than 6 months at EUROCONTROL: If you have previously completed a traineeship with EUROCONTROL lasting less than 6 months and are still within 1 year of completing your studies, you remain eligible for an additional traineeship period of up to 6 months. However, this extension is not applicable if a previous traineeship has already exceeded 6 months or if you have completed your studies more than 1 year ago.

The EUROCONTROL Skyline Traineeship Programme provides successful candidates with the following benefits:

  1. Valuable and highly marketable work experience ranging from 6 to 12 months with a leading international organisation
  2. A monthly allowance tailored to living costs* at our sites of:
    • 1,350.00 EUR for trainees based in Brussels and Luxembourg
    • 1,613.25 EUR for trainees based in Brétigny
    • 1,547.10 EUR for trainees based in Maastricht
  3. Reimbursement of travel expenses to taking up your traineeship, where appropriate, as well as any visa costs incurred by non-EU nationals
  4. 2 days of leave per month
  5. Up to 50% of teleworking per month with the approval of your mentor
  6. A rich learning and mentoring environment, including hands-on training and on-the-job experience with guidance from a dedicated mentor
  7. An active and highly welcoming Trainee Community which organises numerous social events
  8. A rich traineeship programme structure offering ample learning opportunities to gain insights into EUROCONTROL's operations and functions, including presentations and visits to other sites for enhanced learning experiences.

*Please note that the allowances for Brétigny and Maastricht are subject to the cost-of-living weightings which are updated annually and applied in April on a yearly basis.

Applications are open twice a year:

  • from mid-April until the end of May for traineeships starting in October
  • from mid-October until the end of November for traineeships starting in April of the following year.

Applications are only open for the above limited period intakes. Once the application phase starts, you may apply here.

Step-by-step application:

  1. Before you submit your application, check the criteria to make sure you are eligible to apply.
  2. For your application, you will need to submit an up-to-date CV. We recommend using the Europass CV. You will also need to answer two questions on your motivation and educational background.
  3. Your application will be carefully considered by the relevant business area.
  4. If your application is shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview with your future mentor and colleagues.
  5. If you are successful following your interview and accept our traineeship offer, we will invite you to provide us with all the relevant documents needed to prepare your arrival.
April
Application period

Mid-April – May

Selection and interviews

June - July

Onboarding

August – September

Traineeship period

October – March

October
Application period

Mid-October – November

Selection and interviews

December – January

Onboarding

February - March

Traineeship period

April – September

Can I also make a spontaneous application?
No. All applications for a traineeship must follow the application procedure described on our website with these two structured intakes. Please check the application steps in the dedicated application phases mentioned above.

Can I do a traineeship for only 3 months?
In principle, we are only aiming for 6 months (extendable up to a year) to maximise the learning experience on both sides. However, from time to time we may publish specific opportunities in Units outside the two intake periods on our website which might be of a shorter duration.

Will traineeships be offered outside the two intake periods?
While in principle traineeships will only be offered at set points, there may from time to time be specific opportunities published in Units outside the two intake periods on our website for which you can apply.

Can a traineeship at EUROCONTROL be part of my studies?
Yes, the traineeship can form part of your studies. We may be able to adjust the start and end date according to your study programme.

Does EUROCONTROL provide health care to its trainees?
For the moment, trainees at EUROCONTROL must take up their own health insurance.

Can I apply for a traineeship if I am still in high school/sixth form?
No, for the moment, EUROCONTROL’s traineeship programme is solely aimed at students and recent graduates of a post-secondary educational programme (Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD level).

Ready to launch your career?

Why us

At EUROCONTROL, we do our best to ensure that if you have the right expertise for our team, you’ll get the role you deserve on a level playing-field. Meet some of our champions who are currently bringing their expertise into EUROCONTROL so we can provide better for the continent and beyond!

How to apply

All job applications must be submitted via the online application form for each job that you are interested in. When filling out your application, please bear in mind the following tips.

We only consider applications which have been submitted for advertised job offers within the advertised time-window - we don’t process spontaneous applications.

Finally, bear in mind that to be eligible to work at EUROCONTROL, you have to be a national of one of our Member States.

What happens next?

How to apply
1

Apply

Submit your application on-line only! Closing dates are strictly applied, so give yourself enough time to prepare, and don’t miss the deadline!

2

Application screening

A selection panel (with members from the recruiting unit, the field of expertise, the Staff Committee and HR) will shortlist candidates who will be invited for an interview.

3

Interview

In addition to the interview, shortlisted candidates may be asked to undergo specific tests. We will give feedback to Interviewees within 2-3 weeks.

4

Medical check

The successful candidate will be invited to undergo job medical tests.

5

Offer

We will send an offer to the successful candidate 1-2 weeks after the selection process is finalised.

Ready to apply?

Explore the jobs we are offering right now!

Meet us at our next event!

Listen to our experts sharing their knowledge and outlining some of the great aviation careers we have to offer across the Agency, and see how you could fit in to our team in the years ahead.

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European Women in Technology 2024

We are excited to participate in the Women in Technology event in Amsterdam and share with the female tech community the exciting range of careers that aviation offers.