How you can make your mark

You can make your mark as a Trainee if you want to learn, encounter and experience a lot in a short period of time. As a Trainee you will be part of the tendering-, engineering- or operational phase of a Dredging or Offshore Energy project. Examples of projects you might contribute to are the port development project Tuas Terminal Finger Pier 3 in Singapore or the Kincardine floating wind farm project in Scotland.

During the tendering- and engineering phase you will act as a Trainee Engineer and translate client requirements to optimal economic proposals, technical designs and work methods. Naturally, you manage the proposed solution to be competitive, ‘fit for purpose’ with regards to engineering and completed within the given timeframe.

During the operational phase of a project, you will work as a Trainee Superintendent or Trainee Project Engineer. It’s your task to make the necessary preparations for a project to start. You will, together with your colleagues, supervise and manage the project work, ensuring that high-quality work is delivered in time. Our fleet consists of around 900 vessels and pieces of machinery; assets you will work closely with in the operational phase. In the role of Trainee Superintendent there is a good chance you will be flying out to work on a multidisciplinary project.

Your work environment depends on the project.

  • Committed to an Offshore Energy project, you will be located at our head office in Papendrecht. You might spend longer consecutive periods onboard of a vessel.
  • Assigned to a Dredging project, you will work on location for six weeks at a stretch. After, you will have four weeks of leave.

As a Trainee you will be exposed to assignments/projects in both Dredging and Offshore Energy.

Please click here for more information about the Boskalis Traineeship.

Your qualities

This is what you need to make your mark as a Trainee:

  • Fully completed a University of Applied Sciences BSc (hbo) or Academic University BSc/MSc (wo) degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering, Structural Engineering), Offshore & Dredging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Land & Water Management or Maritime Officer.
  • Recently graduated (with 0 to 2 years of relevant work experience).
  • Be available full-time as of the 1st of September 2021, having obtained your BSc/MSc degree.
  • Good level of English.
  • Willing to spend extended periods abroad or onboard of a vessel.
  • You are an EU citizen. A work permit is not sufficient since it restricts you in your work movements, making the International Boskalis Traineeship unfeasible.

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

Within a vibrant company culture, you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together.

What you can expect

  • Boskalis Traineeship: Lots of impact on megatrends and lots of growth opportunities. That’s what the Boskalis Traineeship is all about. The Traineeship lasts a total of 18 months during which you will complete three different challenging international assignments, tailored to your study and background.
  • Money and more: Besides salary you will receive holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of at least 25 days, non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as collective health insurance and foreign posting terms.
  • The Boskalis campus: Boskalis is located in Papendrecht, where all our disciplines come together on-campus. Covid-19 affects the way we work and therefore we can’t make use of the benefits of our campus. We don’t know how the world looks like in September, but hopefully, we can access the campus at the start of the Traineeship.
  • Young Boskalis: This is a platform created for and by the Young Boskalis generation. The Young Boskalis Board focus is to represent young employees and look after their integration into the Boskalis family across the various divisions. Every year Young Boskalis organizes various activities, ranging from an online Pub Quiz and a virtual vessel visit, to sport sessions like Yoga and Bootcamp.
  • Warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your online onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs of Boskalis!

Extra information

  • Where you will work: Due to Covid-19 the rule “working from home unless” is the norm. This means you will carry out your work from home, collaborating via Microsoft Teams. Eventually, depending on the circumstances in September, you might be able to work from our campus in Papendrecht or a project location (overseas) or onboard of a vessel.
  • Procedure: Apply online before Monday April 5th to secure you are considered for this great opportunity. Please send your CV and personal motivation in which you indicate the following: What makes you apply for Boskalis? What makes you apply for the Boskalis Traineeship instead of a regular job?

As of Friday April 9th you will be informed if you made it to the next phase.

Want to know more?

We are more than happy to answer your questions about the Boskalis Traineeship. Please contact Yvette van Leijsen, Campus Recruiter via +31 (0) 78 696 8570.

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