CERN’s Technician Training Experience, Switzerland

Deadline: 13 December 2013
Open to: candidates with a technical diploma in the field of mechanics, electro-mechanics, electricity or electronics, nationals of a CERN Member State
Remuneration: 3,500 CHF (2,800 EUR) per month


Have you recently graduated from a technical institute? Are you interested in working for one to two years in an international environment at the forefront of technology? Then you may be interested in CERN’s Technician Training Experience (TTE).

This is a pilot programme for technicians who are looking to get a great professional experience, either for their future career, or before their advanced studies.

CERN has recently introduced a pilot programme for technicians with the aim of making a wider public aware of the great opportunities in our Organisation for training and work experience in technical fields. This programme welcomes applications from talented technicians who will have the opportunity to work in a diversity of fields at the cutting edge of technology: electronics, computing, vacuum, cooling and ventilation, electricity, radioprotection, survey engineering, building works are but a few of the examples of the many domains in which successful applicants will learn and contribute their knowledge.


  • You are a national of a CERN Member State.
  • You have a technical diploma in the field of mechanics, electro-mechanics, electricity or electronics.
  • You have no more than 4 years relevant experience after finishing your diploma.
  • Candidates who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply. However, they are expected to have obtained their qualification by the time they take up their appointment at CERN.
  • Applicants with a higher level diploma (BSc, MSc..) are not eligible.
  • You should have at least a basic knowledge of English or French.


  • Duration: An initial contract of one year renewable for a second year
  • Financial conditions: Your take-home pay will be around 3,500 Swiss francs (2,800 EUR) per month
  • Leave: You are entitled to 2.5 days paid leave per month
  • Insurance: You are covered by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme for yourself and your dependents
  • Travel expenses: You are entitled to travel expenses for yourself and your dependents (unless stipulated otherwise)
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to an installation grant, family allowance and child allowance
  • The Housing Service can provide information to help you in your search for accommodation
  • Successful applicants will be assigned to a project with a supervisor
  • On-the-job and formal training will be provided at CERN. There are also in-house language courses for English and French.


The application and ALL supporting documents should reach CERN (or be submitted using the e-recruitment system) before 13 December 2013 (23:59 CET). The following documents are required together with the completed electronic application form HERE:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A photocopy of the last (highest) qualification
  • Two reports on candidates to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements

Visit the official website HERE.

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