Early Career programs

ASML’s Early Career programs are an opportunity for recent graduates to work at our headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands and to find the job that’s right for them.

ASML’s Early Career programs are an opportunity for recent graduates to work at our headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands and to find the job that’s right for them.

Through a program, you’ll be matched with a vacancy that’s a great fit for your experience and education. During the selection process, we’ll work with you to consider your skills, ambitions and interests in order to identify the best possible job for you.

The program blends practice and theory on the job, laying the groundwork for a successful technical career. Most of the jobs in our graduate programs are in R&D (especially Development & Engineering), but we often have opportunities in other departments as well.

ASML Early Career Program details

After you’ve been matched to a job as part of one of our programs, you’ll participate in an intensive onboarding program to help you transition from university to business life. You’ll be part of a group of employees who are all at an early stage in their careers – this will allow you to help each other get up to speed and expand your network within ASML.

See full list of benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • 40 days paid leave: 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (reduction of working hours)

  • 13th month salary

  • 8% holiday allowance

  • Variable pay

  • Pension plan

  • Commuting allowance

  • Training sessions to develop yourself professionally

  • A safe environment to experiment with what you’ve learned

As an ASML employee, you receive a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.


To be eligible, you must have:

  • Completed a technical bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree in a field of study relevant to one of the program vacancies, including (applied) physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, software engineering, (applied) mathematics or computer science.

  • Graduated less than a year prior to the selection event for the vacancy you are applying for

  • No more than 12 months of relevant work experience

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Application process

1. Apply

Each program vacancy will be open for around four weeks (check the application deadline mentioned in the job description). Take your time to create a well-presented, relevant and clear resume and motivation letter. Show why you want to work at ASML.

2. Video interview

The first selection stage is an online, pre-recorded interview. If you are selected, you will be invited to record your answers to a few pre-determined questions via the tool HireVue.

3. Selection day

We’ll let you know the status of your application within two weeks. If you are chosen, you will be invited to our selection day. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, our selection days are fully virtual and include interviews, games, a presentation on ASML and a Q&A session with young ASML professionals.

4. Job offer

A few days after the selection day, we’ll inform you if you’ve been chosen to receive a job offer. Your start date is flexible, but preferably no later than three months after selection day.

Learn about the selection day

During the selection day, you’ll participate in several activities:

  • An ASML presentation

  • Interviews

  • A game in which you show your collaboration skills

  • A session with young professionals to ask all your questions about working at ASML