Traineeship at the European Medicines Agency in London

Deadline: 15 June 2015
Open to: university graduates from nationals of the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
Remuneration: a maintenance grant of 1,350 GBP net per month and a travel allowance


The European Medicines Agency with an organizational seat in London, UK, organises traineeships for university graduates. The programme aims to give trainees an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union. It also enables them to acquire practical knowledge in one of the EMEA’s Units and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work. The application process for the 2015 traineeship intake is now open. The training period lasts for a maximum of twelve months (two consecutive six-month contracts). There are two possible traineeship intakes per year, starting on 1 October and 1 April.


The trainee programme is aimed at university graduates at the beginning of their professional careers. Applicants need to have:

  • European Union (EU) or European Economic Area nationality;
  • a university degree (minimum Bachelor level) by the deadline for applications;
  • a good command of English and knowledge of a second official EU language;

Successful candidates should have a background relating to the activities of the EMEA, i.e. pharmacy, medicine, life sciences, healthcare, chemistry or information technologies. Recently qualified lawyers with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and recently qualified candidates with an interest in human resources / budget / accounts are welcomed as well.


The Agency pays a maintenance grant of £1,350 net per month to trainees. It also pays a travel allowance to compensate for relocation to the United Kingdom and other costs at the start and end of the traineeship.

How to apply?

The deadline for application is 15 June 2015. The Agency only accepts electronic application forms submitted via e-mail  to The application form can be founded under key documents on the official website and it can be completed using any EU official language. Once you have completed the application form, click on the ‘submit by email‘ button at the top right of the application form. Click on the send button of the email to ensure that your application form is sent to the Agency. If not successful on the first attempt, candidates may re-apply by submitting another application.

For more information about application process please follow the official website.

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