Technical Graduate Program

Kick-start your future with this unique year-long program – designed to match you to the job that sparks your curiosity

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the application process for this program has been adjusted. We still encourage you to apply. Read more about our coronavirus updates here.

ASML’s Technical Graduate Program is an opportunity for recent graduates to work at our headquarters in Veldhoven, the Netherlands – where our pursuit to enable smaller, faster, and greener microchips through lithography began.

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, 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. All of the jobs in our graduate programs are positions in Development & Engineering.

ASML Technical Graduate Program details


After you are matched to a job as part of this program, you will participate in an intensive onboarding program to close the gap from university to business life. You’ll be part of a group of employees also at an early stage in their career, which will help to expand your network within ASML and to get each other up to speed.  

See full list of benefits


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

  • Competitive salary

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

  • 13th month payment

  • 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

Eligibility

This program is open to:

  • Graduates: You must have graduated less than a year prior to the selection events for the track you are applying for.

  • Candidates with up to 12 months of relevant work or industry experience: You must have received your diploma before you start at ASML.

Current program vacancies:

There are currently no open program vacancies. Check out the top tip below to set up a job alert and be the first to know when a vacancy opens.

Application Process

1. Apply

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 a number of activities:


  • An ASML presentation

  • Interviews

  • A game

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

Top tip: Sign up for our job alerts

Do you want to be the first to know when a vacancy in the program most relevant to your background opens? Sign up to receive a job alert! Head over to this job search, select your relevant job category, and then click ‘Turn on job alerts for your search’.