Traineeships at the European Railway Agency

Deadline: 4 January 2015
Open to: graduates and young professionals with background in Engineering, Economic science, Science, Technology, and coming from EU/EEA countries 
 €1.087 per month


The European Railway Agency (ERA), based in France, is an Agency of the European Union which has been established to provide the Member States and the European Commission with technical assistance in the fields of railway safety and inter-operability. The ERA has an in-service training programme which offers traineeships twice a year, each for a period of 3 to 5 months, beginning in March and October.

The aims of the traineeship at ERA are:

  • To provide trainees an understanding of the objectives and activities of ERA;
  • To enable trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of ERA in the different fields of activity of the Agency;
  • To promote European integration within the spirit of new governance and through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship;
  • To enable trainees to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, or professional careers.


The traineeship is open to nationals of the Member States of the European Union, of an Acceding country or of a country from the European Economic Area. However, a limited number of nationals of non-Member States are also accepted according to the available resources and in accordance with the operational priorities of ERA.

The programme is mainly addressed to young university graduates who have a background relating to the activities of the ERA, i.e. engineering, economic science, science, technology. Recently qualified lawyers with an interest in the railway sector and recently qualified candidates with a profile in human resources/ communication/ quality / Legal / budget/ accounts / audit/ IT are also welcomed to apply.


The Agency offers a monthly grant of €1,087.


In order to apply you must send the application form to: indicating in the subject line the field of activities you are interested in. It is possible to apply in any of the official languages of the European Union but the use of English or French is encouraged to facilitate the selection process.

The deadline to apply is 4 January 2015.

Contact of Agency is available here.

For further information please contact: or visit the official website.

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