European Medicines Agency Traineeship Programme, London

Deadline: 15 June 2014
Open to: university graduates in pharmacy, medicine, life sciences, healthcare, chemistry, IT, law, HR, PR, and other disciplines
Remuneration: maintenance grant of £1350 net per month, plus travel allowance


The European Medicines Agency in London, UK operates a trainee programme. The programme gives trainees an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union (EU) and provides professional experience in a working environment.

Who can apply?

The trainee programme is aimed at university graduates and at people at the beginning of a new professional career. Successful candidates will typically have a background relating to the activities of the Agency in London, such as:

  • pharmacy;
  • medicine;
  • life sciences;
  • healthcare;
  • chemistry;
  • information technology.

The Agency also welcomes applications from qualified lawyers with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and recently qualified candidates with an interest in human resources, budget and accounts. Candidates with a background in communications, public relations or the web can also apply, as well as people with a background in library and information science.

Trainees must be nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, or of a candidate country benefiting from a pre-accession strategy.

Minimum requirements:

  • Possession of a university degree or equivalent at the time of applying;
  • A good command of English and one or more other official EU languages.


The Agency pays a maintenance grant of £1350 net per month. It also pays a travel allowance to compensate for moving and other costs at the start and end of the traineeship.

How to apply?

The application process for the 2014 traineeship intake is now opened. The Agency only accepts electronic application form submitted via e-mail. Deadline for receipt of application forms is 15 June 2014. Please submit your completed applications to Applications e-mailed to any other address cannot be considered.

There is one traineeship intake per year starting in October. Earlier or later start dates are not possible. Placements are for between six and nine months.

All details are provided on EMA’s web-site. Check also the FAQ section.

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