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Technical Traineeship Electrical & Automation

  • Traineeship
  • Office Rotterdam, Office Gorinchem
  • Posted date:
  • Closing date:

The position
Are you ingenious, a teamplayer and looking for an entry-level job with an international character? 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 the 17th of September 2018. 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, 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

Next career step after traineeship
After successfully completing your traineeship, you will work on our international (dredging, offshore and offshore energy) projects, at our Ship Management Department or at our Engineering and Estimating Department. During the selection process we will together with you decide at which department you are going to work after the traineeship.

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

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Aerospace 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? 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.

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

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 or take a look at our Technical Traineeship page for more information.

The application deadline is the 20th of April 2018. After that date there will be a selection by CV and motivation letter. We give you feedback on your application after the closing date of the vacancy.

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

Only online applications through the Van Oord website will be processed.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

Sandra de Waal
Sandra de Waal

+31 88 8268599

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