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Technical Graduate Program
Kick-start your future with this unique year-long program – designed to match you to the job that sparks your curiosity
ASML’s Technical Graduate Program is 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 this 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 Technical Graduate Program details
After you’ve been matched to a job as part of this program, 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.
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As an ASML employee, you receive a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.
40 days paid leave: 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (reduction of working hours)
13th month salary
8% holiday allowance
Training sessions to develop yourself professionally
A safe environment to experiment with what you’ve learned
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
Graduated less than a year prior to the selection event for the vacancy you are applying for
No more than six months of relevant work experience
Each program vacancy will be open for around two 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
A game in which you show your collaboration skills
A session with young professionals to ask all your questions about working at ASML
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Frequently asked questions about the ASML Technical Graduate Program
Does ASML offer traineeships?
What is ASML’s Technical Graduate Program？
The Technical Graduate Program is an opportunity for recent bachelor’s or master’s graduates to discover which job at ASML fits best. After apply and being selected, you’ll be matched to a few vacancies – usually in R&D (Research and Development ) – that we think suit your skills and interests. You’ll be guided to a position that’s a great fit for you, because your experience, education, ambitions and interests will be considered in the process.
Participants of the Technical Graduate Program form a community and have coaching sessions with each other, where they are encouraged to share their development and challenges. The goal is to close the gap between university and business life, creating an environment in which you as our new colleague will quickly feel comfortable.
How long is the Technical Graduate Program?
When will there be an opening at ASML for graduates in my field of study?
Is the Technical Graduate Program the only way graduates can join ASML?
How does the selection process for ASML’s Technical Graduate Program work?
When a program vacancy opens, you can apply. After your application, our recruiters will review all candidates. If you are selected, you will be invited to participate in a pre-recorded interview. If chosen for the next stage, you’ll then be invited to the selection day. During the selection day you will attend a presentation about ASML, get an introduction to several departments that have open positions, be able to talk to young professionals working at ASML in similar roles like you could be matched to, play a collaboration game and have interviews with hiring managers.
Shortly after the selection day, we’ll inform you if you’ve been chosen to receive a job offer.
How can I prepare a strong application for an ASML job opening like the Technical Graduate Program?
There are some simple steps you can take to present a strong application to ASML. Your resume should be neat, clear and no longer than two pages. It should show the reader your skills and what you are specialized in.
You should tailor your motivation (or cover letter) specifically to the vacancy you apply for. Be sure you tell the reader why the Technical Graduate Program appeals to you and why you want to work for ASML.
Put your best foot forward by sharing what you offer ASML, both in terms of who you are and the technical knowledge you bring. This is not only an opportunity to explain why you want this job, but for you to let us know why you’d be an asset to ASML!