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Start or continue your career at Damen Shipyards

Students & Starters

Right from the first day that you join our company, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to chart your future course with us. Whether it’s deciding the part you want to take in one of the Damen events, or choosing between an internship or a graduation project as your first career step at one of our yards worldwide, we’ll be there to help you discover your capabilities and give you the training and experience that will enable you to develop your full potential.

Are you an entrepreneurial student with an innovative outlook and the ambition to succeed in a diverse and dynamic environment? Are you a team player who doesn’t shy away from the new and unexpected?

Find out what Damen can offer you and grab every chance to make your first experience within Damen a unique one!

On the 9th of November Damen Shipyards and other Dutch production locations opens the gate for all friends and families who are interested in Damen


  • Traineeship

    At Damen, we offer you an exciting start of your career. From the first day you join our company, you will have the freedom and responsibility to co-design your own career. The Damen Traineeship is designed based on the same philosophy and 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 in order to find a role with the best fit for you and 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. Supporting and managing the many talented individuals that we have within Damen is essential. The key is to ensure that we always have the right person in the right job. In order to reach this goal, we continually invest in your development.

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  • Damen Business Course

    The Damen Business Course (DBC) is a unique opportunity to get to know Damen and boost your personal development, even before beginning your professional career.

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  • Damen Business Experience

    The Damen Business Experience (DBE) is a unique experience for technical bachelor (HBO) students to get to know Damen during an intensive three day program. This is your chance to become part of the Damen family and learn more about yourself and everything Damen has to offer you.

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  • Premium Placements

    Damen is an international company with yards on five continents around the world. Being an global company gives us the opportunity to offer you an experience abroad working on a challenging project and getting to know a new culture in a different environment. We have set up a special selection process to find the best candidates suitable to do so for us!

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  • Students at Work

    An internship or graduation project is one way to get to know Damen Shipyards from the inside and immerse yourself in our company. It will also help you decide if your potential career is right for you. Find out what our students experienced at one of the Damen companies this year and read their stories.

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