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365 days of learning and adventure

Have you just finished your studies and you can't wait to start your career within a leading maritime contractor, but haven't finished learning yet? Would you like to continue to develop yourself through training and on the job experience? Then Van Oord’s traineeship is definitely something for you! Do you want to be notified when the vacancy is online? Then sign up for a job alert at the bottom of our vacancies page. When we have further information about the start date of the next traineeship, we will communicate about it on this page.


With a Van Oord traineeship you will be ready for the next step in your career in no time. What your traineeship will look like is up to you. During the traineeship you work and learn at the same time and in the meantime you are guided by professionals. Personal growth is key. We help you to work with confidence  and to get the best out of yourself. In addition to this, you will earn a good salary right from the first day! 

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What does the traineeship look like?

You start off with an introduction period in which you get to know other trainees and you are preparing yourself for  your first project period by following training courses in the field of safety and communication skills.

In the next period you will go to a project in the Netherlands or abroad for 8 weeks in the field of dredging, offshore oil & gas or offshore wind. You are fully operational within the project and learn on the job what is needed  to succeed In addition, we are curious to learn about your ingenuity, the ideas you have to make this project a success. By using your excellent communication skills you are able to convince everyone of implementing your ideas for process optimalization. This way you contribute to a successful project, sounds good, right?

After the project period  you will dedicate yourself to developing your theoretical knowledge and getting to know the rest of the organization. At the end of the traineeship you will once more go to one of our projects for another 8 weeks.

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Next career step after traineeship

After an intensive year of developing your skills and getting to know the organization, the time has finally come. You will have a final activity with the other trainees and then you all go your own way within the organization. This can be at one of our projects, in  the engineering department, in the ship management department or one of our staff departments (Finance, Procurement, Planning & Risk).

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 our next traineeship member?

We are looking for recently graduated BSc or MSc students with a background in

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Offshore (wind) engineering
  • Technical business administration
  • Maritime engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Procurement & supply chain