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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 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.
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.
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...
Mentors Matter: Why Mentoring Drives Effective Traineeships
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...
What You Need to Know About Learning And Development In Your Traineeship Program.
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.
Why Do Your Trainees Need To Develop Their Personal Brand?
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.
Meet the Winners: NN Group
Meet Vanessa Bakker, who has worked in HR for 25 years. She has been delighted to be working with and for young talent for the last 4 years within NN Group as a coach and talent manager for the trainees. She loves to contribute to the personal and professional growth...
Best Traineeship Competition: The 2022 Countdown Has Begun!
This year is shaping up to be an exciting and memorable time, with companies already submitting their details and discovering the way our competition can bring their trainee programs to center stage. It’s time to announce the key dates for this year’s Best Traineeship competition.
Meet the Winners: Enexis Group
The Enexis Group swept the pool at the last Best Traineeship awards, taking out the Best Traineeship Manager, Return on Investment, and the Overall Best Traineeship awards. The trainees choose the Best Traineeship Manager with new rule changes rather than the jury....