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International Finance Traineeship 2022

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  • CategoryTraineeship
  • LevelHBO/WO
  • LocationInternational
  • Deadline
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25 apr 2022

How you can make your mark

How would you like to spend the next 18 months working for Boskalis as a Trainee Project Controller on three different assignments for our Dredging and Offshore Energy department? Are you the curious type, eager to learn a lot, and passionate about your work? The Boskalis financial traineeship might be just the place to kick-start your career! 

What you will be doing 

You will be part of the project team for a Dredging or Offshore Energy project team, and this often means working in challenging conditions. The projects you work on will vary in size, complexity, and duration and your workplace will depend on the project itself. For example: as a Trainee Project Controlling your first assignment might be working for our unique, dual vessel float-over operation for the Aasta Hansteen topside from our Papendrecht office. Your next assignment could be for the development of one of our biggest projects ever in The Philippines, a place where you would work on location for six weeks at a stretch after which you get four weeks leave. A typical third assignment might be on Dutch soil where you will work for the Marker Wadden project. 

Working in Project Controlling gives you the opportunity to get involved in Dredging and Offshore Energy projects within Boskalis, which means you can get acquainted with the entire Boskalis organization – a kick-start for your career within our company. 

What you will be learning 

Next to learning on the job during your assignments, we offer an extensive personal development program in between your assignments. You will be able to set personal development goals as well as follow training courses where you can work on your leadership style, communication, and stakeholder management. Next to personal and leadership development we find it important to give you the opportunity to become a better professional: specific, mainly internal, finance courses are added to the program (for example how to deal with international taxation and hedging of foreign currencies). You will get introductions to various departments like treasury, insurance, group reporting and the like. On top of that you will visit specific company locations, like projects of the various disciplines you are not assigned to, yards where ships are docked, or sites were our equipment is stored and maintained. External trainers and coaches and a Boskalis mentor are there to guide you. 

Your responsibility as Trainee Project Controller is to assist the Project Manager on all financial matters within a project. This means that you: 

  • will be responsible for project administration, site office management, and the overall financial reporting; 
  • will be involved in tax, treasury, insurance and contractual matters; 
  • will interpret the story behind the figures, utilizing your insights and analytical skills to ensure that the right decisions are being made. 

Your qualities 

This is what you need to make your mark as a Trainee Project Controller:    

  • Fully completed higher education (Bachelor or Master) in Finance & Control, Financial Accounting, (International) Business Administration, or alike. 
  • Graduated by September 2022 latest. 
  • Pro-active, flexible, good in building relationships, taking ownership, eager to learn and quickly understand the bigger picture. 
  • Full time availability starting September 26, 2022 – if you wish to start sooner we can discuss this, but we cannot guarantee this. 
  • Entitled to work in the Netherlands for at least the duration of the traineeship 
  • A good command of written and spoken English 
  • Willingness to work abroad for at least the duration of the traineeship.    

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

Within a vibrant company culture, you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together.

What you can expect 

Boskalis Traineeship: 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 assignments, tailored to your study and background.   

Money and more: Besides salary you will receive holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of at least 31 days, non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as collective health insurance and foreign posting terms.  

The Boskalis campus: Boskalis is located in Papendrecht, where all our disciplines come together on-campus. Two lunch canteens, a sports field and shower facilities can also be found on our campus. 

Young Boskalis: This is a platform created for and by the Young Boskalis generation. The Young Boskalis Board focus is to represent young employees and look after their integration into the Boskalis family across the various divisions. Every year Young Boskalis organizes various activities, such as a visit to a project or vessel in the Netherlands, but also a Friday Drink on the first day after payday. At the moment Young Boskalis is mainly active in the Netherlands and Aberdeen.  

Warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your online onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs of Boskalis! 

Extra information 

  • Apply online via to make sure you are considered for this great opportunity. Please send your CV with a personal motivation letter in which you indicate the following: What makes you apply for Boskalis? Why did you apply for the Boskalis Traineeship instead of a regular job?  
  • The traineeship program will start September 26, 2022. 
  • The next steps of the procedure consist of an online cognitive assessment and game based assessment. This will determine if you also proceed to the next and final steps of the procedure: the interviews. 

Want to know more?

We are more than happy to answer your questions about this Boskalis Traineeship. Please contact Jonas Dijkstra, Recruiter via +31612593663  or at 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. In general we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.

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