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Boskalis traineeship

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 as a Trainee to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects in a sustainable way. As part of a diverse, (inter)national team of experts, we will continuously ask you to make an impact. Impact on both your personal and professional development. Therefore, you can count on an 18-month extensive training program. We offer you the opportunity to realize your potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together.

About the program

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 or national assignments, tailored to your study and background. It goes without saying that international assignments can be everywhere in the world! Before, in between and after the assignments there's a lot of room to work on your personal development as you will work with top notch coaches and mentors during a challenging development program.

Two tracks

The Boskalis Traineeship is a unique opportunity to gain experience within an organization that encourages you to rise to the challenge and make your mark on complex infrastructural and marine projects. We offer four tracks:

1.  International track - closed for applications
2.  National track - closed for applications
3. Finance track - closed for applications

4. Fleet management track - closed for applications

Both the international and national track have their own specializations - during the application process for the international track, you can indicate your preference. For the national track, there is one specialization.

International track - 3 specializations

Boskalis Offshore Energy

As an Offshore Energy trainee, you are directly involved in the world-wide energy transition. Boskalis offers a unique range of offshore services to the international energy sector - oil, gas and renewables. If you work on an Offshore Energy project, you will be located at one of our offices (Papendrecht or Aberdeen) and may spend longer consecutive periods abroad.

Boskalis Dredging

We are a global market leader in dredging, our activities include the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, coastal defense and riverbank protection, and land reclamation. As a Dredging trainee you will work in a fast-paced and international environment. If you work on a dredging project, you will work on a location for six weeks at a stretch after which you will have four weeks of leave. Needless to say, that these locations can be anywhere in the world.

Boskalis DTED

DTED stands for Design, Tender, Engineering Department and is a true Boskalis thinktank: all knowledge and expertise for tenders and project support comes together in this dredging department. As a DTED trainee, there's no better place to learn a lot about all our activities and learn from our experts.

National track – 1 specialization

Inland Infra

As a trainee for Boskalis Nederland, the projects you work on change the Dutch landscape, make The Netherlands better accessible and/or safer and create a better living environment. Together with the client and your colleagues you will realize multidisciplinary, infrastructural projects on land or water. For example, during a project where we specialize in the design and realization of complex solutions for coastal defense or co-build the fully CO2 negative road N470.


Your development

During the Traineeship your personal development will have a steep learning curve. You kickstart your career with a lot of training. This isn’t set in stone; it continuously evolves but the following is what you can expect as a minimum:

  • On and off the job coaching by mentor, dedicated business coach and external coach.
  • Internal- and external training sessions to give you and your fellow Trainees more information to be able to discover what motivates you and to specify your development goals.
  • Examples of courses are: Insights Discovery, Time Management, Finance for non-Financials, specific dredging, offshore or infra related courses, depending on your specialization. These are just examples as there are a lot more courses to sink your teeth into.
  • Safety courses. Safety is top priority within Boskalis and to be able to work on our project you need to follow safety courses such as BOSIET and First Aid.
  • After a training period you go to your assignment within the Netherlands or abroad. Whatever the location of your assignment, we guarantee you to be taken out of your comfort zone and to gain a lot of experience.

Your profile

Are you ready to make your mark as Trainee? This is what you need:

  • A fully completed higher vocational education (hbo/ bachelor) or university (wo/ master) degree in civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, mechanical engineering, maritime engineering, offshore & dredging engineering, maritime officer, land and water management, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, marine engineering, electrical engineering or electromechanics.
  • Recently graduated (maximum of two years of relevant work experience).
  • Fulltime availability as of the first of September 2022 (and having obtained your degree)
  • A good command of written and spoken English if you opt for the international track
  • A good command of written and spoken Dutch if you opt for the national track
  • Willingness to work abroad if you opt for the international track


Applications for the Operations Traineeship 2022 are now open. You can find the Boskalis International Traineeship vacancy and the Boskalis Nederland vacancy via the buttons below. Vacancies for our fleet traineeship and finance traineeship are now live, both will start September 26, 2022.

Apply before the 14th of March 2022.

Want to know more?

Please contact Luke Zacharias, Campus Recruiter, +31 (0)6 5018 5172, if you are interested in the Boskalis Traineeship.