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Graduation project: Student lab ‘Sustainable transport and travel’

Graduate Internship Zoetermeer, NL
Posted 24 Feb 2021

Degree level


Job function

Supply chain

Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 3 years

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Job description

Identifying opportunities to help our customers with the next step in sustainability.At ORTEC, we leverage data and mathematics to create value for business and society at large. Customer value can manifest itself in various ways: lower costs, better working conditions, higher quality, higher utilizations rates, or happier personnel. Another way of value creation is helping our customers to be more sustainable. And we want to leverage our data and mathematics expertise in order to do so. We are looking for students that can help us in identifying opportunities for our consulting department and formulating a solid strategic vision and roadmap. The focus industry for this assignment is Transport and Logistics.In this project, you will be part of ORTEC’s student team in the Sustainability LAB. Together with other (graduate) students, you will work on the same strategic topic, but you will have your own research question and (thesis) subject. Within this LAB you will have the possibility to brainstorm and discuss with colleagues about the topic. Your research will be of direct practical relevance to ORTEC and our customers. Besides that, we have a lot of experience with supervising student projects and know what universities are expecting from a research point of view as well. 

Who you are

You are a student in the master’s phase of your course in the area of a sustainability-related program (e.g. Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Global Business & Sustainability or comparable.You are passionate about improving the world with your knowledge on sustainability.Experience with programming and mathematics is a plus.You’re able to balance independently working on your research and working in a team.You are interested in the business and context behind the research question.You are bilingual – able to fluently communicate in Dutch and English (verbally and in writing).

What we offer

Entrance to the most passionate powerhouse in applied mathematicsEnjoy an open, kind and fun cultureActive employee association for fun activities with colleagues and content driven Young ORTEC for you to joinWe help you to #stayhealthy, to #stayeffective and to #stayconnected: we organize online activities such as pub quizzes, online sports events, social calls with colleagues, and much more.Excellent supervision during your graduation projectGood internship allowance and a laptopActivities with all graduate students at ORTEC, like Friday afternoon drinksPossibility to work as a Student Assistant next to your graduation project

What to expect

We help you to thrive in your field of expertise. We operate a flat organizational structure that keeps communication lines short. The atmosphere is open, informal, cooperative and positive. We employ over 900 people in the Netherlands (HQ), Belgium, Germany, France, the U.K., Romania, Italy, the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Poland and Denmark. Visit our website to learn more about our solutions and clients’ experiences.

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We are ORTEC, a purpose-driven organization changing businesses and society at large through the power of data-driven mathematical optimization. We make businesses more efficient, more predictable and more effective. Turning complex challenges into easy-to-use solutions.
We serve clients in almost every industry. And with 17 offices strategically located across 4 continents, we can deliver solutions on a global scale. Always underpinned by local know-how and service.

Active in 13 countries
1,000 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years

What employees are saying

Florian Klück

Software Engineer

Florian Klück

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Emma de Wit

Business Consultant

Emma de Wit

With a background in Mathematics and a passion for logistics, I started working as a Business Consultant for ORTEC. One of my tasks is to prepare and give demonstrations of our optimization software to potential customers. Giving such demonstrations brings all aspects of ORTEC together: understanding the...