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  • 7 months - Starting Date: 01/09/2022
  • Netherlands
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Ride the creative wave

As a Creative you are the motor of the organisation. Without creation there’s nothing. No pressure. No really, no pressure. Empty the mind before you fill it. Find space to be creative for mouth watering brands. Ads, campaigns, random ideas, innovations. Shape them with words, imagery and persuasiveness. By yourself, in a team, anything goes. We have a tasty bucket list of todo’s for you!

1 Getting familiar

Getting familiar

We’ll give you a bucket list and your goal is to get to know the creative industry by hitting all the items by the end of your 7-month traineeship. You will work on ads, campaigns, random ideas, and innovations. You will go to places to find inspiration, help out during film or photography shoots. Finding your inner creative, your unique snowflake, is the goal here.

2 Hard skills

Hard skills

Start your journey by the power button of your Mac. You will need to master some essential Adobe stuff to help you create. You will master Keynote. Google Slides. And maybe Powerpoint, even though we all hate that one. You will master anything you need to make your ideas come to life. Master art. Or copy. Or both. Last but not least, you learn how to present. Yes, to the client. And then… you are ready to learn to master all sorts of briefings.

3 Soft skills

Soft skills

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about soft skills. They’re just as important as hard skills! That’s why you’ll get plenty of guidance on developing those too. At the end of this traineeship you’ll be a star at (international) communication, collaboration, giving and receiving feedback, presenting yourself and more.

4 Fun


Work is one side of our lives. Fun is the other. That’s why we offer more than enough opportunities to relax, laugh, and let go of the hustle and bustle of work. Blow off some steam and connect with the other trainees during monthly get-togethers. Have a drink, sing some karaoke, eat a bitterbal. And since you’re part of DEPT®, of course you’re invited to our other events, activities and parties as well!


  • You have an urge to express yourself

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a copywriter or art director. Expression is your thing. Through fashion, writing, drawing, painting, or a collection of colourful stuffed animals. We love authentic people.

  • You are curious

    On your quest to find out about the most random stuff, you regularly find yourself deep in some clickhole on the internet.

  • You have an open mind

    To you, there are no weird hobbies or weird people, they’re just hobbies and people. Everyone and everything is equally interesting to you.


Competitive compensation package

Of course you won’t work for free. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, with great fringe benefits as well. That includes a laptop, phone, NS-Business Card, everything you need to work from home and more.

Warm creative culture built around trust

Starting a traineeship at DEPT® means becoming part of a warm, welcoming and energetic group of creative minds from all across the globe. You’ll find yourself in an open environment that is built around creative freedom, autonomy and trust.

Personal development support

Through masterclass programs we’ll train you in both hard and soft skills, so that you can really thrive in the workplace. We’ll also help you set personal goals, provide you with whatever’s needed to reach them and evaluate them on a regular basis.

Experience-based learning

We believe that you learn by doing. That’s why this traineeship won’t just stick to theory — you’ll get to work in the field with a variety of clients. Of course we are always there to support you with training sessions, workshops and guidance.

Ask away!

1. What does the hiring process look like?

It often consists of a first phone call, an interview and you presenting a case. Take a look at our specific traineeship pages for a more in-depth overview of the process.

2. Will I do the traineeship by myself or with other trainees?

You’ll kick off your traineeship with many other trainees across all the different business teams within Dept. You will start on the same day, walk through the Masterclass Program and see each other regularly in meetings and during activities.

3. How will I be supported and guided during my traineeship?

Your go-to people are your buddy and your lead. You buddy will be your day to day support, while your lead focuses on your development, goalsetting and evaluates how you are doing. Besides that, you can count on the support of your colleagues and our People & Culture department.

4. What kind of training will I receive?

Together with your fellow trainees you’ll walk through a fixed Masterclass Program. This program consists of getting to know DEPT®, inspirational talks and personal career stories of our own Depsters. We will train you on all the soft skills that you need to get ready for you next professional career step! And of course we will also train you on all the skills that you need to become an expert in your chosen working field. Check out the specifice page of your traineeship for more information on training!

5. What kind of activities do you organise for the trainees?

At DEPT® we believe that work should be fun. That’s why you’re invited to join all the activities we organise for all of our Depsters: from beach parties to karaoke nights, cooking shows and our DEPT® Festival. To connect more with fellow trainees, we’ll also organise activities especially for you: from drinks to pizza nights and lunches.

More questions?
Get in touch!

Michaela Recruiter [email protected]