Our Starters programme

At Witteveen+Bos, we offer young professionals with less than three years’ work experience a special training pathway: the Starters Programme. This internal training programme centres around the personal development of young professionals. The Starters Programme begins around three months after commencement of employment and takes roughly seven months to complete.

What do you do exactly?

The Starters Programme is intended to get you off to a good start as a young professional at Witteveen+Bos. The central element of the programme is project-based working, which is also the foundation of our company’s overall approach.

The Starters Programme is particularly concerned with developing interpersonal skills. You’ll be given tools to help you develop assertiveness, professionalism, and consultancy skills. Another element of the programme is group intervision, where you’ll learn to reflect on your own development. Of course, expanding your personal network at Witteveen+Bos is also one of the programme’s aims.

You follow the Starters Programme as one of a fixed group of around twelve young professionals employed throughout the organisation. All training is provided by an expert external trainer and each group is supervised and coached by an experienced Witteveen+Bos employee.

'You learn a lot in terms of substance, but it’s also interesting to exchange experiences'

'I didn’t know that Witteveen+Bos had so many interesting projects. I obviously know my own sector, but during the Starter programme I got a far better picture of the other sectors'

Frequently asked questions

What is your vision on career development?

We will give you the scope to deepen, or perhaps widen, your career perspectives by working in innovative projects on varied and challenging activities. You will have a lot of latitude for personal initiative and a great degree of independence. We believe it is important continuously to match your interests and your ambitions to the possibilities that we see for you. This lies at the heart of our vision on career development. Rather than just offering you a job, we want to offer you a career. And you are the orchestrator of your career. 


Vision of career development

Which internal training courses do you organize?

We organise all kinds of skill training courses focused specifically on your level of experience and your career phase. They are designed to strengthen personal, socio-communicative, managerial or commercial skills. You will attend the courses as a member of a group, with the composition of the group reflecting the composition of our organisation as a whole. It gives you an opportunity to get to know colleagues who are active in other disciplines. You will get a wider view of our organisation and, above all, expand your network.


Internal training courses at Witteveen+Bos

Do you also offer traineeships?

You are the orchestrator of your own career, so we do not mark out any predefined career paths. Therefore, we do not have standard traineeships for new employees. 

Right from your very first working day at Witteveen+Bos, you will develop professionally by undertaking varied and challenging work in a variety of different projects. Those projects give you ample opportunity to learn and to discover what kind of work you like and what your talents are.