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Nuon - Corporate Management Traineeship

Available spots 6
Industry Energy
Functional area General Management
Starting date
  • Apr 01, 2009
  • Sep 01, 2009
Duration 2 years
Region Europe
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Germany
Language requirements
  • Dutch (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
Mentorship program Yes
Preferred study background No preference - all degree disciplines
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Assessment center
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 6
Creativity 6
Commercial Awareness 6
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 7


Corporate Management

For all you bold and entrepreneurial go-getters who would like to become inspirational managers. This two-year programme has room for six trainees and starts twice a year, in April and September.

From day one you will be actively participating. In the first five weeks you willl get to know our various divisions. This period will give you an overall idea of our activities. During the programme you will carry out three, six to nine month assignments varying from managing a project to operating as a staff member. In the Netherlands or abroad.

Intensive programme

You need to be committed if you're a Corporate Management Trainee. You'll be put to work in our business from day one. Over the next two years you will complete three practical assignmentsand an intensive training programme. We will obviously guide you throughout the programme as it is important for us that you develop both professionally and personally.

Do you have what it takes?
Each year we select up to twelve people for Corporate Management Traineeships. This means strict selection criteria. As well as being a recent graduate from a university or institute of higher vocational education, you also need to be entrepreneurial, a creative thinker, independent and result-oriented. Being a Corporate Management Trainee demands very wide-ranging skills.

The programme
The Corporate Management Traineeship is a two-year programme. During this time, you get to know our business, gain experience and broaden your knowledge.

Examples of placements

What does our management trainee programme involve?

Introductory period
In the first four weeks you'll get to know our various divisions. Nuon produces, distributes and supplies energy, as well as being a trader and grid manager and reading meters. These four weeks will give you an overall idea of our activities. And this knowledge will certainly come in useful later on in your management career.

During your two-year traineeship you will complete three different assignments. You might manage a project or be assigned to a management support position. Each assignment will last 6 - 9 months, and may also be in Belgium or Germany.
It's up to you to find an assignment that suits you. That's a challenge, but also gives you the freedom to choose the position that's best for you. For each assignment, you'll sign a performance contract in which you agree on the results to be achieved

You'll spend around 10% of your traineeship attending training courses. Most of these will be with other trainees. These courses are designed to improve your knowledge of the energy world, your management and other skills and competencies such as communications and group processes. As a trainee you'll also have a personal training budget so that you can tailor your training even more closely to your personal needs and development.
Most of the courses are given by leading external training organisations in our own Nuon College training centre.

Obviously you won't be all on your own as a Nuon trainee. We'll make sure someone oversees your day-to-day activities during each assignment. The two of you will also draw up a personal development plan. And a mentor will be closely involved in your development throughout your traineeship. That's because Nuon understands the importance of giving its employees the opportunity to learn and develop.

You'll hear what the next stage will be within six weeks of applying to the programme. First we'll assess your application form, CV and reasons for wanting to join. The next stage involves completing a series of tests. If you are invited for a third round, you'll have an interview with an HR adviser and a line or other manager. This will be followed by an assessment.

If you are successful, we will offer you a contract.


Your profile

  • You are almost or recently graduated from a university or institute of higher vocational education
  • You have an original, well-considered view on management
  • You are independent and result-oriented
  • You are interested in the energy market
  • You should be no older than 30 with a maximum of two years' work experience
  • You must have a good spoken and written command of Dutch and English.

We also look at your personal qualities. You should be committed, entrepreneurial, ambitious and result-oriented. You know what hard work means, have the courage to take risks and can come up with creative, non-standard solutions