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Lucy van der Tas

Lucy van der Tas
Head of Talent Acquisition, European Space Agency


12.10.2023 | 14:40 – 15:00 Uhr

Auditorium 2 | Halle / hall 3

A 40-year view of a career in the space industry

What is it like to work in the space sector and particularly at the European Space Agency? How has the space sector and its jobs evolved? Lucy van der Tas joined the European Space Agency in 1983 and will share her unique and long-term perspective. Hear what it was like to come into a traditionally male-dominated and engineering environment as a woman and non-engineer and what has changed over the years.

Thema/Themenreihe: Karrierelaufbahn & Bewerbung

Joblevel: Einstieg, Professionals

Details zum/r Referent/in: Lucy van der Tas
Vita: Originally from the UK, Lucy has worked at the European Space Agency for nearly 40 years in the Human Resources Department and she is based at ESA’s technical centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. From 2010 to 2020, she was responsible for recruitment and career management for one of the largest ESA engineering directorates. Prior to that she was Head of Training at ESTEC.

In October 2020, she took up the role of Head of Talent Acquisition at ESA. She and her team promote ESA as an employer to potential candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

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