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Boskalis creates new horizons for all its stakeholders. As a leading global dredging contractor and marine services provider we offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and services.8200NLPapendrechtPapendrecht
  1. About Boskalis

    About Boskalis

    Boskalis creates new horizons for all its stakeholders. As a leading global dredging contractor and marine services provider we offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and services. Maintaining the highest safety and sustainability standards, we provide innovative and competitive all-round solutions to our clients in the offshore energy sector, ports, and coastal and delta regions of the world.

    With its roots in the Netherlands, Boskalis has over 100 years’ experience in hydraulic engineering, coastal protection and land reclamation. Our head office is located in Papendrecht and we have an extensive network of branches around the world. We operate in 90 countries and across six continents, with a versatile fleet of more than 900 vessels and floating equipment. Shares in the company have been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1971.

    For more information about our activities, clients and experts:

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  3. Trainee Program

    Trainee Program

    Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you as Trainee to leave your mark in finding innovative and sustainable solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects. As part of a diverse, (inter)national team of experts, we will continuously ask you to make an impact. Impact aimed at both projects as your personal and professional development. Therefore, you can count on an 18-months extensive training program. We offer you the opportunity to realise 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 and/ or national assignments, tailored to your study and background. It goes without saying that the international assignments can be everywhere in the world!

    Different tracks
    The Boskalis Traineeship is a unique opportunity to gain experience within an organization that continuously challenges the status quo on complex infrastructural and marine projects.

    We offer three tracks:
    -Fleet Management

    Your development
    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 during which you and your fellow Trainees discover what motivates you in order to specify your development goals.
    discover what motivates you in order to specify your development goals.
    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 an assignment within the Netherlands and/ 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 leave your mark? This is what you need

    -Fully completed a higher vocational education (HBO) or university (WO) degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering, Offshore Engineering, Maritime Officer, Land and Water Management, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanics, Built Environment, Building Science, Management of Technology, Business Economics, Finance & Control or Business Administration.
    -No more than two years of working experience.
    -Be available full-time as of the first of September 2019.
    -Fluent in Dutch and/ or English.
    -Willing to spend extended periods abroad if you can’t wait to embrace the international adventure.

    Select your track and apply as of January 14th
    Which track best suits your background, interests and ambitions?

    Fleet Management:

    Please contact Yvette van Leijsen, Campus Recruiter, on +31 (0)78 696 8570 if you are interested in an international career. Interested in a career in The Netherlands? Please contact Nadine de Waardt, Recruiter, on +31 (0)6 5007 2004.

  4. Boskalis Career

    Boskalis Career

    Whether you come to Boskalis as a student or an entry-level employee, you will be given plenty of responsibility from day one. You are the talent of the future, which also means that we set the bar high. Courage, perseverance and the ambition to make the impossible possible are qualities that we will in any case expect from you. Working at Boskalis means identifying opportunities and grasping them. If you show the organization what you’re made of there is plenty of scope for career development. You are responsible for shaping your own career but will of course be provided with the best supervision.

    There are any number of opportunities for you as a student or entry-level employee at Boskalis. Precisely what you end up doing will depend on your background and personal ambitions. We can however guarantee you one thing: that you will learn a great deal very quickly.

    Our current vacancies for students & starters:,student&language=en,nl&ajax=1

  5. Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Application is easy. All you need to do to apply is complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter. As soon as you have sent your application you will receive an email to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your junk folder. It is not possible to apply via email, the contact form or regular mail.

    Evaluation of CV
    Based on your CV we look for a possible match between you and Boskalis. Apart from educational qualifications and experience, the right attitude and character are also important. Therefore, your cover letter is of great importance to us.

    We will call you and discuss your CV, motivation and availability. After, the hiring manager will review your application and possibly invite you for an initial interview. If your background and experience are not a good enough match we will let you know by email.

    Job interviews
    Depending on the internship/starter position we will invite you for one or more interviews. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Clothing should be neat and clean, but it isn't necessary to wear a suit.

    Welcome to Boskalis
    After successfully completing step 1 to 4 we warmly welcome you to our organization. Now the real work can begin!

  6. Boskalis Corporate Video

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global dredging and offshore contractor and maritime services provider. We offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and activities. With our origins in the Netherlands, we have been operating for over 100 years. Today we create new horizons for our stakeholders in the ports, offshore energy, maritime and inland infrastructure markets.

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Sarah Sangster


Sarah Sangster started the 18-month Boskalis traineeship program in 2015. Prior to that she spent eight months at Boskalis working on her thesis for her MSc in civil engineering at...Show more


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