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All the latest Best Traineeship news and blogs. Discover competition progress updates, interviews with award winners and emerging traineeship trends
In this edition of our interview series, we’re talking with Jeske van Boxtel, the Trainee Program Manager from the Enexis Groep. From previous Best Traineeship Awards, it really shows that Enexis Groep has led the way with its Learning and Development program.
Learning and development programs should make trainees the center of their learning objectives and consider their skills, specific needs, and abilities. It’s not a race where trainees are pumped full of information and pushed out into the workforce, but rather a tailored program where trainees arrive at their destination, explore the different options and have the support they need.
In the second part of our series on the “Battle For Talent”, we look at the next phase of recruitment of Trainees. You’ve spent the time and effort in recruiting the best to your roles, but how do you retain those talented trainees? In this article, we take a deep dive into how to retain trainees in your company better, and more importantly, we have the research and data to back up what we’re saying. Read on.
This year’s overall winner of the Best Traineeship was ProRail, led by Tim Burgraaf as their Trainee Manager. Currently (May 2023), they have 22 trainees, and with a focus on sustainability and society, applicants are excited by the opportunities offered by ProRail, and the high standard of training they receive.
On the 10th of March, the day we were waiting for finally arrived – the 2022 Best Traineeship Awards. Our finalists gathered with us at the Academiegebouw in Utrecht, eager to pitch to our judges why they had the Best Traineeship.
Our featured research topic in this year’s competition is “Recruitment.” In this 2 part series, we’re exploring the topic of “The Battle For Talent,” specifically not only recruiting trainees to companies and retaining them. Part one of our series explores how we...
Our previous blog covered accelerated learning and how traineeships are a fast-tracked learning experience. Your trainees enter the workforce running, and have to learn a lot in a short period of time – a virtual pressure cooker of experience and expertise, combined...
Learning and Development is one of our core benchmark standards in the Best Traineeship competition. We look for programs with robust and well-thought-out learning and development methodologies designed with the whole company’s needs in mind.
Personal branding has recently become a hot topic, with interest peaking during the Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, people had to start looking outside the box to promote their skills and attributes online, as in-person meetings took a backseat.