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Traineeship Utrecht, NL
Posted 10 Sep 2020

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

Start date

1 March 2021


2 Nov 2020 22:59

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The presence of the coronavirus is still bringing uncertainty to many of us. Above all about our health and that from those around us. To help prevent the spread of the virus, we have decided to go fully digital with our Discover Traineeship recruitment process this round as well. Scroll down to check out the process and timelines!

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Ever been a customer? Then you know how important the customer service experience is. Whether you’re buying an iPhone or inquiring about your energy bill: the quality of a company’s support is the secret ingredient that makes or breaks the customer experience. So at VodafoneZiggo, providing the ‘ultimate’ in customer support isn’t an afterthought; it’s a strategic proposition. Are you curious about what next-gen customer processes we have in mind? Or how AI (e.g. as in chatbots) can add customer value? If you have a master’s degree and are looking for a high-impact traineeship, this is the right track for you. Help us make our customers the center of our universe!

Your traineeship: the fast track to a challenging career

Lots of impact, lots of growth opportunities and lots of fun. That’s what the Discover traineeship is all about. As a Discover trainee, you’ll complete three projects. Two of those will be in the customer operations domain. The third will lift you out of your comfort zone to see how well you perform in a business unit with a different focus. During this one-and-a-half-year program, you’ll discover what makes you tick, what you’re capable of, where you want to be… and how we can help you get there.

Some ‘sample’ projects?

Although nothing is set in stone, there is one certainty: you will be a main driver of our Agile transition and help us serve customers in better (always) and revolutionary (sometimes) new ways.  How can we use personalization to optimize and innovate digital customer experience? What strategy should we adopt in order to steer customers towards self-service? And how can we roll that strategy out? You’ll focus on large themes, both from a customer and an operational perspective! This includes convincing and aligning all relevant stakeholders. And since customer processes are interwoven in the fabric of the entire organization, there are many business units that have to embrace these new ways of thinking and working. Disruptive? You bet. But with a grand ambition: to make customers feel heard, respected and understood at all times.

Your development path: discover your drivers and strengths

Personal development programs should be just that: tailored to your personal goals and ambitions. That’s the only way we can provide with you exactly the right tools to launch your career at Max-Verstappen-speed. Here’s what you can expect:

  • An inspiring onboarding program, including a meet & greet with our CEO, and an opportunity to get acquainted with a variety of colleagues and customers;
  • Work sessions that highlight exciting current business topics. E.g. personalization, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence;
  • Training sessions in which you discover what motivates you and specify your development goals;
  • On and off the job coaching by senior management, your project manager HR and a personal buddy who will show you the ropes at VodafoneZiggo;
  • A presentation of our international exchange program: get up close & personal with Discover trainees from around the world;
  • After your traineeship: build a beautiful career track record;
  • We want you to start your career on the right track after your traineeship ends, so together we’ll discuss what role suits you best. We’ll look for a role in which your entrepreneurship can truly blossom so that you can make a real difference for customers on a daily basis.

Are you our new Discover trainee? This is what you bring to the table:

  • A ‘minty fresh’ Master’s degree in a relevant field: Operations Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Business Information Management/Change Management that suits this track well. These are examples, most important is that you get energy out of optimizing processes and change!
  • You're available to start on March 1st, 2021 and are graduating before the start date;
  • You have a digital mindset and broad interests, love to accelerate change, and are a natural-born team player who is open to everything and everyone;
  • You’re ambitious, want to make a difference for customers, are a fount of ideas and eager to act on them;
  • You are equally passionate about devising strategies and thinking through how to roll them out;
  • Analytical prowess is a must: you think fast, can fathom complex processes, and are quick to find your bearings. In systems. And in organizations;
  • Your CV lists more than just grades; you’ve already made a difference during your studies;
  • English is a must, Dutch is a nice-to-have;
  • You are adaptive and can adjust plans on the fly if situations change.

What we offer you:

  • A fast track to a challenging career in an innovative and highly dynamic work environment;
  • A year and a half of training, both personal and functional, and managerial coaching;
  • Plenty of room for big dreams and heartfelt entrepreneurship;
  • A 'state of the art' Central Office in the heart of Utrecht, overlooking the Hoog Catharijne shopping district;
  • Attractive working conditions, including Playseats and lots of celebratory moments when your team raises the bar for the competition;
  • A laptop with SIM card, a mobile phone with free subscription and an NS business card for first class 24/7 public transport in The Netherlands;
  • The opportunity to make a huge difference for millions of customers;
  • Colleagues who love to share experiences and learnings.

Apply now!

The first steps of our application process are online, but even these steps are a great opportunity to get to know each other better!

Step 1. Online assessment which consists of: a brain game, personality test, a situational judgment game and a video pitch. This will take up 1,5 hours of your time, you do not have to finish everything in one round. Keep in mind that the team will start reviewing all applications once the vacancy is closed (November 2nd, 2020). You will hear back from us latest November 20th, 2020.

Step 2. Did we select you? You will be invited to complete an online Occupational Personality Questionnaire where we dive deeper into your drivers, this questionnaire gives us good insights into your development potential as well.

Step 3. If we are positive about the outcome of your Occupational Personality Questionnaire you will be invited for a digital OPQ interview with the business. These interviews take place between December 7th, 2020, and December 18th, 2020.

Step 4. Passed? Congratulations! We’re inviting you for a fully digital Assessment Day on the 25th of January, 2021.

Please apply before November 2nd, 2020, the vacancy will close afterwards.

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VodafoneZiggo provides consumers and businesses with best-in-class mobile/fixed line and internet solutions. Solutions that allow people and businesses to make valuable connections, any time, any place. Solutions that engage and inspire. Our 8.000+ employees are as diverse as the people and organizations we bring together, but we share a common ambition: to provide enjoyment and progress with every connection.

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What employees are saying

Anna Gonzalez

Discover trainee

Anna Gonzalez

"My traineeship is a priceless experience"
As an economics student, I have always studied the market and the theory behind it, but, I wanted to actually experience it. What better way to do this than to join a great company that just underwent a huge merger and that...

Robin Oosterholt

Innovation specialist

Robin Oosterholt

"De open, flexibele werksfeer trok mij over de streep"
VodafoneZiggo biedt trainees volop kansen. Ze nemen je echt serieus. Veel trainees krijgen projecten voorgeschoteld waar managers geen tijd voor hebben in hun dagelijkse bezigheden. Vaak zijn zulke projecten juist erg uitdagend, leuk en zeer relevant voor de business....