CERN’s job diversity on display at the Cité des Métiers

From 3 to 8 November, CERN took part in the Cité des Métiers careers fair in Geneva. Almost 10,000 people stopped by the Organization’s stand, where they were introduced to the wide range of professions practised at CERN.


Stefano Agosta, a telecommunications expert from the IT department, performs a geolocalisation demonstration with digital radio receivers for visitors to the CERN stand.

Network engineering, computer graphics, geomatics, translation, video production, fire and rescue, law, computer-aided design… People often don’t realise how varied the job opportunities are at CERN. More than one hundred professions are present at the Laboratory. This was the message conveyed by representatives of various departments, including human resources and the visits service, at the CERN stand at the Cité des Métiers careers fair, from 3 to 8 November. CERN’s stand was part of the International Geneva section of the exhibition. Throughout the six-day event, CERN experts were on hand to discuss around twenty professions and perform demonstrations for young people looking for careers information. It was a great success: around 10,000 people visited the stand and discovered that although CERN’s focus is physics, it’s not just physicists who work here!

by Corinne Pralavorio