Pan-European Seal Young Professionals Programme

Looking to kick-start your career at an international organisation?

As a young professional at the European Patent Office, the second-largest intergovernmental organisation in Europe, high-achieving university graduates can undertake challenging assignments in a range of departments at the EPO's headquarters in Munich, Germany, or another EPO site such as The Hague, Vienna or Brussels. Through a combination of on-the-job work experience and professional training, you'll have the opportunity to learn, develop your skills and increase your future employability. Passionate about its staff and committed to social responsibility, the EPO offers a supportive multicultural environment in which to embark on the first steps of your professional career.


Six reasons why you should take part in the EPO's Young Professionals Programme

  • Experience unique on-the-job learning
  • Benefit from a targeted personal development plan
  • Enjoy a tailored employment package
  • Get mentoring and guidance
  • Join a great multicultural community
  • Work on global pressing challenges

Life at the EPO as a Young Professional

If you're looking for an international experience and a dynamic work environment to pursue your professional aspirations, check out the Young Professionals podcast miniseries. Persida, Penelope, Metehan and Larisa share their experiences, giving you a peek into their daily life at the EPO. Listen in to discover all the opportunities the programme has to offer! 


The programme is open exclusively to top graduates from our university partners within the Pan-European Seal network, with more than 100 opportunities available each year.

Next round of applications will be available starting from February 2025.

Ready to kick-start your professional career?

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