Boskalis traineeships


Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase in global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark as a trainee. You can do so by 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 constantly ask you to make an impact. You can count on an extensive 18-month training program to work on your professional and personal development. We offer you the opportunity to bring out the best in yourself and expand your professional career by creating new horizons.

About the traineeship program
Lots of impact on megatrends and lots of growth opportunities. That’s what the Boskalis Traineeship is all about. During 18 months, you will complete three different challenging (inter)national assignments, tailored to your education and background. It goes without saying that international assignments can take place anywhere 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.

Hear it from our trainees

Operations trainees Salwan, Wilmine and Nick share why the Boskalis Traineeship was the best start of their career. Take a look at the video on the right to hear it from our trainees.

The best traineeship for you

Boskalis offers many different traineeship opportunities. Next to our operations traineeships in Dredging, Offshore Energy, DTED and Boskalis Nederland, we offer a Finance traineeship. You can read more about the different tracks on this page. We currently have no traineeship vacancies open. There will be new traineeship vacancies in the beginning of 2025. 


For both the Operations Traineeship and the Finance Traineeship, you can choose between a national and an international track. The international track offers different specializations. You can indicate your preference during your application. Within the Operations Traineeship you can choose Offshore Energy, Dredging or DTED. And within the Finance Traineeship you can choose Offshore Energy or Dredging. For both national tracks there is one specialization (Boskalis Nederland).

Operations traineeships

Finance Traineeship

As an international finance trainee you will be part of the project team for a Dredging or Offshore Energy project team, and this often means working in challenging conditions. The projects you work on will vary in size, complexity, and duration and your workplace will depend on the project itself. For example: as a finance trainee your first assignment might be working for one of our unique, offshore energy projects from our Papendrecht office. Your next assignment could be for the development of Manilla International Airport – one of our biggest projects ever – location in the Philippines. 

If you opt for the national track of the Finance Traineeship, you will work on complex, leading projects on land and water in the Netherlands and Belgium. Think of projects such as the Meanderende Maas, an extensive dike reinforcement project or the construction of new nature reserves such as the Markerwadden. 

Finance Trainee Nawjeem

“I didn’t want to have a nine-to-five job like my friends from college, sitting all day in a suit and tie, surrounded by other financial folk. I preferred to get outside the office, go abroad, and be part of a diverse team,” says Nawjeen. “The Boskalis Traineeship was a great experience. My first project was on a major construction site in Asia, working with people from 20-30 nationalities and different professions – engineers, purchasers, surveyors and so on. I got to know the whole company. It gave me a great foundation.”


Boskalis offers a technical operations traineeship and a finance traineeship. In 2024 Traineeships will start in September.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Boskalis Traineeship September 2024: You need to graduate before the starting date of your Traineeship; In general, trainees have up to two years of working experience; For a complete overview of criteria, please check our Traineeship page.

If you are going to be starting with us as a trainee, we will gladly look at the possibilities for bridging any intervening period.

You have two choices: you can opt for a career in the Netherlands or you can embark on an international career. If you choose for an international career, you have to be willing to travel. You will spend one or two five-month periods abroad and will work in the Netherlands for the remaining time. The traineeship program consists of three six-month periods, including assignments and learning blocks. If you prefer a career within the Netherlands, you should go for the Boskalis Nederland Traineeshi...

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There are two types of traineeships: Boskalis Nederland Traineeship and Boskalis International Traineeship. If you opt for the latter one, it isn’t necessary to speak Dutch.

There are lots of opportunities for personal development during the traineeship. For example: on and off the job coaching by your mentor, a dedicated business coach and an external coach. There are 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, safety courses, specific dredging,...

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