Traineeship Programme

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​Are you a strongly motivated, highly qualified and competent graduate? If your answer is yes, you landed in the right place.

The ACER traineeship programme aims to attract university graduates who are interested in developing professionally by embarking on an exciting learning opportunity.

The programme creates a pool of talents with first-hand experience in the European Union and on the Agency’s specific procedures. In exchange, trainees acquire technical and operational experience through their everyday work in the Agency and are able to practice the technical knowledge acquired in their studies or professional careers.

A traineeship at ACER is a great opportunity to develop professionally in a multinational and intellectually stimulating environment, while contributing to the Agency's mission.

Who can apply?

The traineeship programme is opened for university graduates, nationals of a Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein who have completed their university studies (3 years or more), attested by a diploma. ACER also opened its traineeship programme to Ukrainian graduates

Traineeship candidates are also required to have a very good knowledge of at least two EU languages, one of them should be English.

Traine​eships last a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 6 and can be extended once for up to 6 other months (1 year in total).

How to apply?

Have a look at the ACER traineeship open​ call​.

acer imageIf interested in applying, fill in the Traineeship Application ​Form​, attach a copy of your diploma and send it to Traineeship(at)    

Read carefully the Rules before submitting the application!


Selection procedure

The Agency draws a list of eligible and suitable applicants according to the current needs and available places.

Before the final selection decision, applicants can be contacted by the Hum​​​an Resources Team to verify their availability, suitability, language skills, and to discuss reciprocal expectations. The final decision is then taken by the ACER Director.

All candidates are informed about the outcomes of the selection procedure.

About the Traineeship Programme

​Traineeship grant

Trainees not receiving a salary, scholarship or other form of financial support are provided with a monthly grant. As of 1st January 2024, the Traineeship grant amounts to 1,265.36 EUR. Trainees can also be awarded some extra contributions:

  • Travel expenses (beginning and end of traineeship): Trainees who have completed at least a 3-month traineeship period might be entitled to the reimbursement of their travel expenses.

  • Public transportation: All trainees are granted a monthly pass for public transport within Ljubljana.              


For more information about the eligibility criteria, rights and duties of trainees, have a look at our FAQs. If you have further questions, contact: Traineeship(at)​