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Fusion for Energy (F4E) Traineeship Scheme 2024

Application Deadline: 10th June 2024 at 23:59 PM (CET+1)

Applications are now open for the Fusion for Energy (F4E) Traineeship Scheme, a vital component in ensuring the continued success and sustainability of fusion research. With offices in Barcelona (Spain), Cadarache (France), and Garching (Germany), F4E is seeking passionate individuals to contribute to F4E mission while preserving the inter-generational dimension of our work.

F4E’s Traineeship Scheme offers recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in technical and support areas while contributing to our groundbreaking projects. As a trainee, you will be immersed in a dynamic work environment, collaborating with experts, and acquiring skills essential for your professional growth.

Selection Process

Candidates will undergo a rigorous selection process based on eligibility criteria and competencies. We are committed to ensuring a fair and transparent selection process, with a focus on identifying candidates who demonstrate the potential to excel in their roles and contribute to our mission.

The traineeship is open to EU candidates and candidates with Ukrainian nationality.

A trainee position is offered based on F4E’s business needs and budget availability.


Joining F4E means becoming part of a vibrant community dedicated to excellence in fusion research. Whether you’re stationed in Barcelona, Cadarache, or Garching, you’ll enjoy a supportive work environment, competitive benefits, and opportunities for professional development.

Eligibility criteria

  • To be national of a Member State of the European Union. This call is also open to candidates from Ukraine.
  • Have obtained a university degree (attested by a diploma) of at least three years by the closing date of applications (See Annex I for the minimum national qualifications).
  • Have a good knowledge of English, minimum level B2 according to Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).
  • Have never been a trainee (paid or unpaid) and/or have never had any other kind of employment in any European Institution before.


The selected trainees receive a monthly grant according to the cost-of-living of each location as follows:

  • € 1 206.36 Euros if assigned to Barcelona,
  • € 1 501.96 Euros if assigned to Cadarache, and
  • € 1 420.53 Euros if assigned to Garching.

A fixed amount for travel expenses is paid at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship. In addition, you will enjoy two days of annual leave/month of traineeship contract as well as +/- 18 statutory public holidays per annum. You will also have the possibility to telework from the place you are assigned to. 

F4E plans to welcome trainees in October 2024 according to availability and business needs.

Please note that F4E teams may contact trainees placed in a reserve list at any time during the traineeship period, either due to last minute withdrawal of the candidate or early termination of a traineeship.

More Info: Fusion for Energy (F4E) Traineeship Scheme



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