With the slogan "Hey young professional, have you already got your master's degree?", Leiden-Delft-Erasmus launched the new recruitment campaign for the LDE traineeship in March.
In this two-year programme, 18 recent graduates will work at several places at Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam. They start immediately with an interesting assignment combined with a training and coaching programme.
For the universities, the collaboration is important, says Maaike Snoep, secretary of the LDE project office and involved in coordinating the trainee programme. 'It concerns positions in staff departments, such as Human Resources, Communication, Policy and Finance. Then you are dealing with a very competitive labour market. Smart to offer a joint programme that is extra attractive to young talent.'
We want to leverage the top position of universities to attract talent.
The trump card is the universities' unique working environment. Snoep: 'We want to use the universities' top position to attract talent. That also comes out clearly in the campaign. We also underline the social importance, which also fits with the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus cooperation, under which banner the traineeship falls'.
With De Baak's training programme, trainees get a good foundation for their further career. This also benefits the university, as some of the trainees stay connected to the universities. Because the trainees switch universities after a year within the two-year trainee programme, they build a solid network and know where the organisations can learn from each other.
The joint trainee programme has been running since 2013 and was evaluated in 2022. With the recommendations from the report, the programme is now being further developed. The new recruitment campaign is a great first example of this. The strategic definition of the trainee positions and a renewal of the training programme, among other things, are being worked on.
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