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CRO Specialist

  • 7 months - Starting Date: 01/09/2022
  • Netherlands
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Ready to become a kick-ass CRO specialist?

Making data-driven decisions is what this traineeship is all about. Prepare to leverage your creative side by spotting opportunities and translating them into optimizations for A/B testing. Figure out how to clearly visualize user-needs and report them to our clients. In other words, this traineeship teaches you all the tricks, skills and tools you need to become the CRO consultant clients have always dreamed of. Speaking of: how do you feel about working with NIVEA, Just Eat Takeaway and Avans+? Great, let’s get to it!

1 Getting familiar

Getting familiar

This traineeship offers you the perfect balance between training, cases and client work. You’ll learn how to analyse user behaviour (primarily in GA) and user feedback with tools like Hotjar. You kick off your traineeship with other data trainees and after one to two months your specialization in the CRO field starts!

2 Hard skills

Hard skills

Looking to obtain a bunch of new hard skills? By the end of this traineeship you’ll be able to set up a test plan, evaluate A/B tests, create and prioritize roadmaps and evaluate UX or concepts from a conversion perspective. But it doesn’t stop there: we’ll teach you how to integrate segmentation, personalization and psychological principles in your strategy. Last but not least we’ll also focus on developing your consultancy skills; presenting to clients, leading meetings and asking the right questions. Sounds good?

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 love to analyze data and user behaviour.

    When analyzing data, you need to step into the mind of the consumer. What did they think, feel and experience when they visited that particular part of the website? You also need to be able to distinguish main effects from side effects. If all of this comes natural to you, this might be your cue!

  • You can put learnings into concrete action

    You’re able to translate data insights into actionable insights. In other words: you propose concrete optimizations with next steps. You visualize your ideas to the client, to give them the most detailed explanation of what you want to optimize. Trust us, clients will love you for this!

  • You are passionate about applying marketing and consumer research into practice

    Becoming a CRO specialist is not just about owned website data. We also put lots of consumer and marketing research into practice — from psychological principles to best practices and personalization studies. And just between the two of us: those researches you had to read during your studies actually come in handy!


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]