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All the latest Best Traineeship news and blogs. Discover competition progress updates, interviews with award winners and emerging traineeship trends

Meet the 2024 Best Traineeship Judges 

Meet the 2024 Best Traineeship Judges 

As we are in the final countdown to the final on March 8th, 2024, we wanted to introduce the Jury and the insights they bring to our competition.   The judges for the Best Traineeship Competition bring a wealth of experience and insight to their roles. Having worked...

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Insights from The Best Traineeship Peer Circle 

Insights from The Best Traineeship Peer Circle 

While our annual competition is our highlight, did you know we host or present at other events during the year? From in-company training sessions on the trends and insights into traineeships to our latest addition, the Peer Circle.

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What is a traineeship? A fundamental Question.

What is a traineeship? A fundamental Question.

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the concept of a traineeship has become increasingly important for organizations looking to attract and develop top talent. But what exactly is a traineeship, and how does it benefit businesses? In this article, we will...

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Meet the winners: Enexis Groep

Meet the winners: Enexis Groep

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.

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Optimizing Your Learning And Development Program: The Best Traineeship Guide

Optimizing Your Learning And Development Program: The Best Traineeship Guide

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.

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The Battle For Talent: Retaining Trainee Talent

The Battle For Talent: Retaining Trainee Talent

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.

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Meet the 2022 Overall Winners: ProRail

Meet the 2022 Overall Winners: ProRail

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.

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Best Traineeship 2022 – The Awards

Best Traineeship 2022 – The Awards

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. 

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The Battle For Talent: Attracting The Best Trainees

The Battle For Talent: Attracting The Best Trainees

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...

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