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Damen Traineeship

Get off to a flying start!

A Damen Traineeship is an excellent way to start a challenging career within the Damen Shipyards Group. During the course of this two-year traineeship you will further identify and explore your talents. Find out what you like best, challenges you the most and makes the biggest impact for Damen. During this adventurous journey we will support your professional and personal development while you discover our organization, performing in demanding and interesting projects and roles.



Did you finalize a technical academic study and do you have that no-nonsense, can-do attitude that we are looking for to reach our ambitious goals? Do people describe you as entrepreneurial, a team-player, committed and driven? Do you have an open mind, and are you willing to work in a diverse and international environment? Are you stable, yet flexible and mobile and do you understand that personal leadership comes from within but shows in action? In that case you fit the Trainee-profile.



During the entire Traineeship you will get to know as many aspects of the Damen organization as possible while working on specific projects. These projects or assignments are selected to fit your talent profile, your development needs and our organizational goals.

You will get the opportunity to participate in the Damen Leadership program where you will be challenged even more to enhance your personal leadership skills. Your personal development will be outlined by means of a personal development plan, based on online and real-life assessments of your talents and monitored by a coach, your mentor and the managers of the projects that you work on during your traineeship.


I’m enthusiastic about the Damen Traineeship, how do I apply?

Use the online application tool to apply for the Damen Traineeship. After an initial CV selection potential candidates will be invited for a job interview with HR and is followed by an online assessment. The final selection is carried out by the Trainee Selection Board, chaired by our CPO.



After reading the above mentioned information you might still have some questions about the Damen Traineeship. Feel free to contact Lotte van Mourik, Global Talent Manager at the Damen Shipyards Group, she is happy to further inform you. 

Lottevan Mourik

Global Talent Manager

Lotte van Mourik

+31 (0) 183 65 48 40