Engineering & Technology


Imagine working in a place like nowhere else on earth. Take part!

Company Overview

Imagine taking part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. CERN needs more than physicists and engineers – if you’re a student, a graduate, just starting your career or an experienced professional, whatever your field of expertise, CERN could be your next opportunity.

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles, which are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.

CERN. Take part.

Our values & culture

CERN is a truly unique organisation, a place where people from all around the world work side by side to probe the fundamental structure of the universe. The Organization's core values are :  integrity, commitment, professionalism, creativity and diversity. 

In addition to an exciting career opportunity, people at CERN enjoy living a truly cosmopolitan life, in the heart of Europe. The environment offers a myriad of leisure activities with excellent benefits, great remuneration and the freedom to work flexibly, it’s not just the work and atmosphere that makes people enjoy their jobs, it’s the tangible elements that they receive too. Here are 6 key reasons we believe will make you love working here: Purpose, Challenge, Integrity, Collaboration, Imagination and Quality of life. 

Intrigued? Excited? Curious? Don't wait to come find out more for yourself! Apply now for one of our great opportunities. Take part!


At CERN, we have opportunities for everyone, in a diversity of engineering, technical and support disciplines. Our rich student programmes and graduate programmes are a great springboard for your studies and careers. As for our staff positions, we employ people at all levels, from apprenticeship up to PhDs, and this in a wide variety of fields from electricity, mechanical and vacuum engineering to IT/computing, controls and data acquisition, and many administrative and support roles. All kinds of thinking are welcome and needed at CERN, this is all part of the richness of the diversity of the Organization. So whether you're a student, a graduate, a professional, just starting out in your career or already experienced, check it out and apply!

All you need is an open mind, curiosity, a willingness to learn, a desire to grow, to meet new people from all horizons, flexibility, creativity, and so much more! And of course... to take part!

If you need further information, we're here to help! contact us at


Recruitment Process

The recruitment process varies depending on the CERN programme you apply for.

The main student and graduate (fellowship) programmes open for applications twice per year for several months, with closing dates in March and October. Selections are made by a panel of experts who meet in May and November and results are communicated soon after.

Technician Training Experience (TTE) fellowships open all year round with 3 'selections' per year: January, June and October.

Staff (professional) positions open all year round: the recruitment process is detailed on

Further information can be found on and