Job description

Your new potential employer is an international shipyard group with a family culture. It's all about ships, we live them! We always aim to match our customers needs and exceed their expectations in whatever we do. We aim to become a global market leader in the niche markets of shipbuilding, ship repair & conversion and related services, growing step by step developing quality vessels and services. Webdesign and build innovative ships of excellent quality, supported by a worldwide network of sales and services.

Are you still interested in working at our organisation? Then keep reading.

What are we offering?

In this program with duration of one year you'll get the opportunity to participate in different departments of our organisation. So you can decide which part of the organisation is best suitable. Also, you're given the possibility to do a part of the trainee program abroad and to build up a large internal network. You'll take part in our organisation to achieve the DSNS goals together.


During this one year you'll be offered the opportunity to take part in these five departments:

  • P&P
  • Engineering
  • Research & Development
  • Project Department
  • Operations


During the one year of your traineeship you'll have a coach, this coach will oversee the bigger picture and he will judge your achievements in the different projects of your traineeship. Then you'll be guided by a department manager he oversees the day to day activities and above all this. You'll be connected to a HR advisor, he will be your mentor through the traineeship. You can spar with him about all things you encounter during your traineeship, both personal as work related.


After completing the traineeship you'll outflow in the department which suits you the best, based on your achievements during this program. So the path what lies ahead of you is mostly based on your self-determination and offers you a big variety of opportunities.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of these studies: Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering/Technology, Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering or related.
  • Maximum of 2 years of working experience after your graduation
  • Extra-curricular activities like management roles and side jobs are a plus.


You can respond by the apply now button at the application on our website: or by mailing you rmotivation and CV to E. van Oorschot (HR Advisor)

Department Information
For over 140 years, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has been building vessels that sail the world seas. During the last decade we have concentrated our efforts on building technically high-quality naval vessels. Many find their way to the Royal Netherlands Navy, but also to customers in other parts of the world. Over the past few years, DSNS has grown to become a state-of-the-art shipyard. Innovation in the areas of shipbuilding continues to take on an increasingly prominent position. By applying a thematic approach, from engineering through to production, technical work and highly skilled handiwork are combined. DSNS is a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, the largest employer in the shipbuilding business in The Netherlands, currently employing approximately 9000 people, working in over 30 companies all over the world. This allows us not only to build vessels in an increasing number of countries, but also gives us the opportunity to offer our employees the possibility to further skill themselves in a national and international environment. We have been able to achieve this position thanks to our enthusiastic and well-educated employees. In Vlissingen as well as abroad they display their qualities on a daily basis.

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

Company description

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) is specialised in the design and construction of naval and complex commercial vessels, making optimal use of its know-how and experience from both the military and commercial sectors.

Vacancy details

OW ID #182111
Date Updated Wednesday 14 August 2019
Location Vlissingen
Employment Type Full-time
Education level High
Sector Shipbuilding
Function category Engineering
Region Western Europe

Contact details

Company name Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
ContactMs. Esther Van Oorschot
Telephone +31 (0) 118 48 23 24
Fax +31 (0)118 485 050

Postbus 555
4380 AN Vlissingen

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