Ask Human Resources | Space jobs


We asked our followers on social media to send in questions they would like to ask the ESA HR Department. This is your opportunity to hear the answers first hand. Have fun learning more about careers and recruitment here at ESA!

0:00-0:21 Introduction
0:21-1:08 What does a typical job interview at ESA look like?
1:08-2:00 How many careers paths can one start at ESA?
2:00- 3:02 I’m a girl and my dream is to become an astronaut. Is this possible?
3:02- 3:27 Do you respond to all applications?
3:27-4:02 How long does an application usually take to process?
4:02-4:26 Any jobs for space enthusiasts over the age of 40?
4:26-5:33 Do you really accept all ages?
5:33-6:52 Can I get into ESA without a background in space?
6:52-8:12 I’m puzzled by the ESA pay scale, are salaries negotiable?
8:12-9:16 What skillset and qualifications does a successful ESA applicant possess?
9:16-10:08 What is your funniest interview experience?
10:08- 10:54 is it hard to get a job at ESA?
10:54-12:11 What kind of benefits do ESA staff get?
12:11-12:58 Anything like free massages?
12:58- 14:06 Why is a masters degree required?
14:06- 15:01 How do you filter candidates?
15:01- 16:17 Do unsuccessful applicants go into a careers black hole?
16:17-16:52 Join us at ESA!

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