Many different paid traineeships at Fusion for Energy!

Put the energy into your future career! 
Apply for a traineeship at Fusion for Energy!

Planning schedule:

Enrolment period:

29 April 2019 to 20 May 2019


End May till mid June 2019

Contact candidates:

from mid June to August 2019


1 October 2019

Director's Office

This position is based in Barcelona, Spain

Office of the Director

ITER Delivery Department

These positions are based in Barcelona, Spain:

Mechanical Engineering
Thermo-Hydraulic Analysis
Nuclear Analysis
Control and Measurement Systems
TBM Safety Studies
Remote Handling
Toroidal Field Coils Manufacturing

This position is based in Cadarache, France:

TBM and Materials Development

Administration Department

These positions are based in Barcelona, Spain:

Human Resources
Legal Service
Information & Communication

This position is based in Cadarache, France:

Legal Service

Project Management Department

All these positions are based in Barcelona, Spain

Support to Project Management
Project Performance Management
Cost Management
PM management competencies

Commercial Department

All these positions are based in Barcelona, Spain

Commercial Management and Procurement
Procurement and Contract Implementation
Business Intelligence & Commercial Strategy
Knowledge Management
Reporting and Data Analysis

Internal Audit

This position is based in Barcelona, Spain

Internal Audit

Broader Approach Programme and Delivery Department

This position is based in Garching near Munich, Germany

Broader Approach Engineering Support

What´s in it for you?

F4E´s traineeships programme aims to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of F4E's role in the ITER project and within the European context, as well as to provide training to university graduates – in the field of nuclear engineering, physics, administration and communication.

The traineeship is paid and lasts from four to nine months with F4E in any of the three sites: Barcelona (Spain), Cadarache (France), or Garching (Germany), with an intake in October 

If you are selected, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in an exciting international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your future career.

What does the traineeship offer?

  • A chance to put academic theory into practice
  • Practical experience – to play a part in F4E´s day-to-day business
  • An opportunity to contribute to F4E’s mission.
  • A monthly allowance of around 1 000 EUR and reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Two days of holidays per month

What's the work like?

Trainees can work in all Departments of F4E. The content of the job largely depends on the area you are assigned to. You may work in the field of plasma physics, nuclear engineering, law, human resources etc. Your daily work will mainly consist of preparation of reports, calculations, design and analytical tasks, compilation of statistical data, execution of operational tasks, and participation in ad hoc studies, among other tasks.

What kind of profiles are we looking for?

F4E is made up of people with different professional backgrounds working for one mission. The types of profiles that we are looking for are:

  • Engineers and Physicists (specialised in nuclear engineering, metrology, diagnostics, computer science, magnets, remote handling etc.)
  • Lawyers
  • Experts in human resources, finance, procurement
  • Communicators

What do we expect from you?

  • To contribute to our everyday work with a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge;
  • Openness and willingness to learn more about European matters;
  • Willingness to learn about the working methods of European institutions;
  • A proactive, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Your ability to work full-time

Who can apply?

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who are nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union or Switzerland and who have a:

  • University degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a bachelor’s degree). Last official degree must have been obtained within the last 3 years before the deadline set for submitting applications;
  • Very good knowledge of English, the main working language of F4E.

Applications will not be accepted from candidates who:

  • Have already benefited from any kind of in-service training within a European institution or body, or
  • Who have had or have any kind of employment within a European institution or body.


AgataIt is definitely not a “coffee and copies” internship. From day one you get tasks with real responsibility and you become an equal team member. - Agata, Diagnostics
Since I studied Energetic and Nuclear Engineering, I thought that the job was a perfect match for me…and it is! -Ruggero, Codes and AnalysisAgata
AgataThe F4E Traineeship is a great learning opportunity. To be honest, it is even a bit more difficult than I thought. - Frank, CODAC
I know what is expected from me and what the timescales for my projects are. - Roberto, Remote HandlingAgata
AgataWhat really strikes me here is that people are extremely open and helpful. - Jivko, Legal Services
I have always wanted to do a traineeship abroad and I was extremely happy when F4E offered me this opportunity. - Monika, Human ResourcesAgata
AgataF4E is a culturally and professionally diverse agency, and getting exposed to such an environment helps me develop both hard and soft skills. - Alisandru, Market Intelligence
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