Prepare for a job that is out of this world as the European Space Agency opens applications

The European Space Agency (ESA) has opened their application process, and the organisation has outlined just what you need to do to become an astronaut.

For the first time in over a decade, the ESA is seeking new astronauts.


People with a master’s degree (or higher) in Natural Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Sciences, or qualified experimental test pilots, are being encouraged to apply for the astronaut selection programme.

Selected candidates will work directly with the Esa, to ensure you are ready and prepared to work and life in space.

Applications are being accepted to join the Esa from 31 March to 28 May – you can find out more on how to apply here.

Screening will take place from May to June, with the lucking candidate(s) being revealed in October 2022.


The ESA also has Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) opportunities, with applications open until Monday 1 March.

Positions are available in engineering, science, IT and business services for the (YGT).

Explore the Young Graduate Trainee opportunities here.

Each applicant is allowed to submit two applications, and after registering with the website you can create your candidate profile with your CV and motivation letter.

This could be the start of a new opportunity, sure to make your friends have career envy.

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