German Trainee Programme

Income management (GTP-2020-HIF-FCI)

Starting date

1 February 2020

Duration of contract

up to 24 months

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2020.

This is your opportunity to join the team at ESA HQ - Paris, France
Income management (GTP-2020-HIF-FCI)

The proposed opportunity will be developed in the Finance, Planning and Controlling Department, Planning, Budget and Controlling Division and in particular in the Income Management Section. This section is responsible for managing all the income of the Agency.The management of the income is divided in two groups the Member States and Participants and the Third Party Programmes. It is proposed that the trainee will be involved in both areas to have a clear overview of the Section but will mainly be focussing on process/tools improvements and operations related to Third Party Programmes.


  • Related to Contributions from Member States and Participants:
    • preparation of inputs for all Call-ups and follow up during the year (revision of budgets, prepayments…)
    • preparation of Audit Reports per Member State/Participant
    • update of Income tables per programme as per Financial Statements
  • Related to Third Party Programmes:
    • support process/tools improvement effort (SAP reporting, others)
    • support on the preparation accounting procedures for Third party Income
    • analysis of dunning and write-offs
    • follow-up the development of new reporting tools
    • update of SAP structure to segregate Types of Third party income
    • support the closing of activities and programmes
    • any other administrative tasks needed (documentation,…)

Your qualifications:

  • good knowledge of Accounting and Excel, analytical and organisation skills
  • team spirit
  • German citizenship is absolutely necessary
  • Applicants should have just completed (conclusion not older than two years) or be in their final year of a university course at Master’s level in a technical or scientific discipline.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English, the official languages of the agency.

Your start:

We look forward to your e-mail application in English, citing GTP-2020-HIF-FCI to

Please visit the German Trainee Programme page for details of our application procedures. Please send your application until September 6, 2019. Your application should consist of a motivation letter and your CV only (CV exclusively in Europass format). Unfortunately we cannot consider further documents. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment. If you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Larissa Seidlez:

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Vacancy GTP-2020-HIF-FCI