Chance to join best technical traineeship of the year

Are you a progressive technical talent 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 we are just what you are looking for. You have the chance to join the best technical traineeship of the year at Van Oord.

It is not easy, but it is certainly worthwhile trying to gain a place on the ‘Best Technical traineeship 2014‘. In the course of a year, this English-language programme prepares you for a flying start to your career.

Van Oord Traineeship


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

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • physical geography
  • mining
  • offshore engineering
  • technical business administration (prefarably with technical educational training)
  • maritime engineering
  • transport, infrastructure & logistics


Traineeship of the year Van Oord

Van Oord’s technical traineeship is an excellent stepping stone in your career and an ideal chance to get to know various aspects of the marine contracting, dredging-, offshore and offshore wind sector in a short space of time. By working in various departments and on projects both in the Netherlands and abroad, you will get to know Van Oord, your colleagues and the projects of Van Oord.

For example, you will become familiar with the production process on board a trailing suction hopper dredger, cutter suction dredger or side stone dumping vessel and spend a few weeks working on an international project site. After finalizing your traineeship you will work on our international (dredging, offshore and offshore wind) projects, at our Ship Management Department, our Engineering and Estimating Department or the Procurement Department. Read more about the experience of former trainee Esther Bijloo.

Esther Bijloo, Superintendent after traineeship: ‘Just like every starter, I lacked work experience and professional knowledge. The Van Oord traineeship proved to be an ideal launching pad and ensured that I could progress smoothly to my current position.’

For Van Oord’s technical traineeship programme that will start 14th of September 2015 you cannot apply anymore, the vacancy is closed.

Are you interested in the next programme, starting in January 2016, please check the website of Van Oord in September 2015.

The selection procedure of the traineeship consists of two interviews. An assessment by an external agency will also be part of the procedure.


Categories: Business Courses,Offshore,Traineeships

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