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Technical Traineeship

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The position
Are you ingenious, a teamplayer and looking for an entry-level job in which you can gain international experience? A job in which you will work with innovative techniques on world-famous projects? Then read more about Van Oord’s Technical Traineeship.

Our next traineeship will start 18th of September 2017. We kindly invite ambitious technical (almost) graduates who share our passion for water, technology, offshore (engineering) and wind energy to apply.

Your responsibilities

Our English-oriented technical traineeship takes one year to complete and is an excellent stepping stone in your career, an ideal chance to get to know various aspects of the marine contracting, dredging and offshore energy sectors in a short period of time. You will join courses and trainings. Working in various departments at our head office in Rotterdam or office in Gorinchem, and on projects and on equipment around the globe, you will get to know Van Oord in an intense way.

“The traineeship is a real development year, which means that the focus is on learning everything about Van Oord, its people and its activities; the ideal way to kick-start my career. Quickly after starting the traineeship, our traineeship group became a group of friends. This led to a lot of fun throughout the year, during and after work.”

 Tom van Eijk - Trainee Engineer

Tom van Eijk, Trainee Engineer

Next career step after traineeship
After succesfully completing your traineeship, you will work on our international (dredging, offshore and offshore energy) projects, or at our Ship Management Department, Engineering and Estimating Department, Procurement or Quality Health Safety and Environment Department.

Job requirements
You will be eligible for participation if you have completed an MSc or BSc (HBO) in one of the following subjects:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mining
  • Offshore (wind energy) engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Technical Business Administration (preferably with technical educational training)
  • Maritime engineering
  • Safety & Security Management (Veiligheidskunde)
  • Supply Chain Management (preferably with technical education training)

Are you an entrepreneur, a flexible colleague who is prepared to work abroad, a person with strong analytical skills who is focused on results? Can you handle stress well and do you speak English at an advanced level? (advantage when speaking and writing French or Spanish). Then we look forward to your application !

We offer
A dynamic working environment and the possibility to work on interesting and famous projects all over the world. You will get responsibility and see your ideas getting real ! Our employment conditions are competitive and comprehensive.

About Van Oord

Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, hydraulic engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?
You can apply online and upload your resume, motivation letter and grade list (in max 2 documents please) by using the apply button underneath the vacancy. Not ready to apply yet? Please contact me for more information.
The traineeship selection procedure consists of two interviews and an assessment by an external agency.

The application deadline is Saturtday the 13th of May 2017. 
12 persons can join this traineeship. Make sure you are part of it! I try to give you feedback on your application in two weeks.

Feel free to come on board with us and join our LinkedIn!

Please do not send your application to my email address. Only online applications through the Van Oord website will be processed.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

Joyce Moens
Joyce Moens

+31 88 8268359

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