Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016 has been a very busy year for Talent Acquisition at CERN: since the 1st of January, more than 130 vacancies have been advertised, over 16000 CVs have been read, and over 670 candidates have come to CERN for a face to face interview. And that’s only for staff positions! Student and fellow recruitment have also been intense with 100s of candidates selected in the various committees to take part in their own adventure at CERN this year.

The reward for this intensive work is considerable for us: to witness the scale of the desire to take part in such a fantastic endeavour that is CERN, to meet such inspiring, motivated people from all walks of life, and to see so many new faces joining CERN, enriching our diversity each and every day.  

2017 promises to be another exciting, enriching and challenging year with ever increasing numbers of recruitments notably to accompany the flagship HiLumi project, and growing collaboration with Member States and Associate Member States. We will also implement a new applicant tracking system which, in addition to help us in our daily work, we hope will enhance your experience as a candidate with new mobile functionality and ease in applying for our various opportunities. And new faces will also join the team in 2017, which promises to be as interesting as 2016.

In this last post of the year, we wanted to thank all of you for following us on this blog, and to wish you a nice winter break and a fantastic new year. The Blog will be back soon with news and views to keep you informed, so watch this space!