ESS Staff October 2016

Careers

The European Spallation Source, a partnership of European countries, is hiring motivated and inspired people to plan, design, and construct the world’s most powerful neutron source. As one of the largest active infrastructure projects in Europe, our team attracts leaders in science and engineering from all over the world. We seek ambitious, talented people who are excited about playing a part in the future of science in Europe. Come and join our adventure.

  • Staff at ESS
  • Employees
    426
  • Nationalities
    50
  • Recruitments in 2017
    97
  • Recruitments in Progress
    45
  • Mission
    1

Recruitment

The European Spallation Source recruits worldwide. Vacancies are advertised on our website, as well as in various global media outlets, and always in Europe.

Recruitment Statement

Our aim is to ensure that staff is employed on the basis of ability and the requirements for the job. No applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We find the diversity of our teams to be a great asset, and an essential element in the exciting spirit of our workplace.

Selection of Candidates

The selection of candidates is usually done 1-2 weeks after the application deadline. When selecting candidates we consider the candidate's knowledge (education, experiences), skills (ability to do the work, performance) and attitude (motivation, suitability for the position, behavioural competences). 

Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you either to invite you for an interview, or to inform you that you are no longer being considered for the position.

Hiring Process

We always conduct two interviews. 

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The first interview focuses on the technical requirements and competences of the position, while the second interview focuses more on the behavioural competences essential for the position.

We will ask you for concrete examples of situations in the past where you may have had to demonstrate these competencies.

Benefits

The European Spallation Source offers the following employee benefits, which are dependent on whether an employee's place of work is based in Sweden or Denmark. 

Employees at ESS in Sweden
  • Pension: all employees in Sweden are covered by occupational pension (ITP1) and national retirement pension
  • Pension consultation with SEB 
  • Salary sacrifice for pension
  • Healthcare insurance (Nordeuropa Liv & Hälsa)
  • Occupational group life insurance (TGL)
  • Work injury insurance (TFA)
  • Career readjustment agreement (TRR)
  • Private banking offer from SEB
  • Preventative healthcare benefit 
  • Discount on gym membership 
  • Base salary as specified in Pay Policy
  • Services as specified in individual relocation package
  • Business travel insurance (AIG)
  • Travel allowances
  • Free coffee and tea at office
Employees at DMSC in Copenhagen
  • Pension payments made into AonUP pension solution
  • Pension consultation with Aon Hewitt
  • Salary sacrifice for pension
  • Aon work injury insurance (Arbejdsskadeforsikring)
  • Base salary as specified in Pay Policy
  • Services as specified in individual relocation package
  • Business travel insurance (AIG)
  • Travel allowances
  • Free coffee and tea at office
Well-Being at ESS
well-being at ess

At ESS, we see well-being among staff as an important factor in job satisfaction.

Once we have recruited our competent staff, it's time to make sure that we keep them! At ESS, we see well-being among staff as an important factor in job satisfaction. We think physical, psychological and social well-being all are vital parts in creating a well-functioning work atmosphere. We as an organisation would like to contribute in the best possible way, and wish to facilitate easy access to different kinds of activities promoting this. For example, we offer preventive healthcare benefits and possibilities to exercise with your colleagues close to the workplace. Throughout the year, tournaments, lectures and other well-being activities are arranged.

Since many of our staff have moved to a completely new country, we think that social activities are crucial for psychological and social well-being. Social activities like After Works, Midsummer celebrations, Christmas Parties, etc., are arranged by our own Social Committee.

The overall ESS well-being goal is to be an attractive workplace where people feel good and are pleased with their work situation!

Vacancies

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Living & Working in Scandinavia

Whether an employee chooses to live in Sweden or Denmark, quality of life is enhanced through the high standards of a social security and healthcare system that is available to all.

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ESS Family Support

Moving to another country is often not an individual decision, it is a family decision.

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