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Technical Traineeship

365 days of learning and adventure

Are you ingenious 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.

We kindly invite ambitious technical (almost) graduates who share our passion for water, technology, offshore (engineering) and wind energy to sign up for a job alert to get an update when the new Technical Traineeship vacancy is available.

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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. By working in various departments, and on projects and on equipment around the globe, you will get to know Van Oord in an intense way. Our employment conditions are competitive and comprehensive.

The traineeship programme is a great opportunity to get to know the various departments in the company. Going abroad during this time gave me a lot of experience and knowledge about complex and challenging projects.

Jacob Kunert, Trainee Engineer Offshore Wind
Jacob Kunert, Trainee Engineer Offshore Wind

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 or our Engineering and Estimating Department. Read about the experiences of former trainee Philip van Loon (Trainee Engineer).

Quickly after starting the traineeship, our trainee 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

Are you ready to become the next Van Oord traineeship member?

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

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Offshore (wind energy) engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Technical business administration (with technical educational training)
  • Maritime engineering
  • Industrial automation
  • Electrical engineering

Are you an entrepreneur, a flexible colleague who is prepared to work abroad, a person with strong analytical skills who is focused on results and is a team player? 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!

The traineeship selection procedure consists of a video application, two interviews and an online assessment.

Do you have questions? Contact Sandra de Waal. Would you like to meet us in person? Take a look at our calender for upcoming events.

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Sandra de Waal
+31(0)88 8268599
Sandra de Waal
+31(0)88 8268599