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Traineeship SEO

Posted 18 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Digital Marketing at DEPT®:

  • A group of analytical and performance-driven colleagues that will feel like friends in no-time;
  • Good vibes: we’re trusting and believe in creative freedom and autonomy;
  • If you grow, we grow. That’s why we’ll cheer you on [and support you] with personal coaching, a development plan and budget;
  • Projects that work for you as well as the other way around. From short and snappy to more in-depth: whatever fits your ambition;
  • Clients that will make you feel like a proud ambassador, like Netflix, Foot Locker & Philips.
  • Best of both worlds: the pros of an international leading agency with the energy of your next door agency.


For our offices in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, we are looking for an aspiring digital marketing consultant who wants to learn from the best consultants in the country and beyond, during our SEO Traineeship that will start in September 2024.

As a future SEO trainee, we don’t expect you to already have hands-on SEO experience. We do however expect that you already developed a preference for SEO during your study or, for example, an internship. During the seven-month traineeship, we will help you kickstart your career in the digital marketing field. As an SEO trainee, you will be introduced into the world of organic search by our international, experienced, and highly skilled team.


Our traineeship is a combination of theory and practice. The first, theoretical part of the traineeship focuses on the three pillars of SEO: content, tech, and authority. But SEO is way more than that, so you will also be introduced to the world of data analysis (using a variety of tools), SEO strategies, and roadmaps. Since the goal of the traineeship is to shape you into a professional consultant, we also focus on improving your consultancy skills. Each training is rounded off by executing a practical internal assignment, so you will also learn by doing. Once you have a solid base of SEO knowledge, you will also be introduced to client work. This ‘learning by doing’ method is an important part of the traineeship.

You will work in a vibrant environment with clever minds who work for various large Dutch and global clients. Yes, we are eager to hire the most talented experts in the game, but we are also looking for the perfect DEPT fit. Someone who is eager to learn, inspires, who strives towards a better world, takes the stage, who is a futurist at heart, and someone who will toast to a successful week with us. We strongly support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Ultimately, we are looking for a unique individual who is able to strengthen our collective.


  • Have a Bachelor or Master degree in the direction of marketing;
  • Have an affinity with technology and marketing;
  • Have an excellent command of English and Dutch, spoken and written;
  • Experience with SEO is an advantage, but it’s not a must. It’s more important that you already developed a preference for SEO;
  • Are eager to learn, proactive, communicative, analytical, flexible and independent;
  • Can switch from serious to play in the blink of an eye;
  • Aim to start working as a Junior SEO Consultant at DEPT after completing the seven-month traineeship.


  • The choice to work where you are most productive: whether that is in one of our offices, or abroad for 13 weeks a year. Rather work from home? No problem! We’ll provide you with the best of class materials, such as a high-quality laptop, monitor, work phone and the necessary furniture.
  • Everything to focus on your health: from free bootcamp to yoga lessons, mindfulness sessions, mental health services, serious discounts on sport memberships, healthy lunches at the office, and above all: a safe work environment.
  • Great fringe benefits; use of OV-bikes, an NS Business Card and many other goodies.
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been named a Great Place To Work in 2023 in the Netherlands and has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.


We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating.

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.


At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

DEPT® is a digital marketing agency that helps clients such as Adidas, patagonia, Audi, Philips, etc stay ahead. With a team of 4000+ digital specialists across 30+ locations worldwide, DEPT® delivers pioneering work while maintaining a boutique culture. Recognized as the Best Digital Agency to Work For in the Netherlands in 2020, and being Climate Neutral and B Corporation certified since 2021, DEPT® is committed to creating a positive work environment. Learn more at

Active in 24 countries
4,500 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 32 years