Since ESA states that they introduced a new system in which the applicants can track the status of their application, this petition has become redundant.
New petition description: The European Space Agency (ESA, www.esa.int/ESA) is a supranational agency uniting its European member states in space research. Its Young Graduate Traineeship (YGT, www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/Graduates_Young_Graduate_Trainees) program gives young applicants coming fresh out of university the opportunity to join ESA for a year and gain valuable experience in the space domain.
The yearly application process for the over 100 YGT positions is highly competitive and successful candidates will be invited to interviews. Whoever does not proceed to the interview round, however, will never get any notification at all. We believe that it would support the ESA community if every applicant would get a response, no matter how short or anonymous, and are petitioning for ESA to introduce rejection emails for the YGT program.