Broad learning and development

Traineeship University Leiden, TU Delft en Erasmus University Rotterdam

Gaining a broad range of skills, rapid personal growth and challenging assignments at three different universities: sounds great, right? The two-year LDE traineeship has been the joint trainee programme of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE) since 2014.

As a trainee, you carry out two one-year assignments at one of the faculties or corporate offices of one of the three universities. At the end of the first year a rotation takes place and you apply for a new position at another university. This will help you gain an insight into the operations of different universities and organizational units along the way. During these two years you will be challenged to develop professionally and personally through a corresponding training program, in which the training institute De Baak plays an important role. 

We offer you a challenging trainee position in the faculty or department of one of the universities. After your first year, you will switch trainee positions and have the opportunity to get to know one of the other universities better. As a trainee, you will have the unique opportunity to fully develop professionally and personally in two years. You will work in an academic environment, build your own network and get to know yourself better. You will discover where your interests are and develop your competences, and you will be coached to continue your career within the academic world.

All assignments fall under the university's professional services. These are staff positions within the non-scientific staff. As a trainee, you will, for example, work as a project officer or (policy) advisor in the faculty or one of the departments.  

You will follow a challenging training programme at de Baak, receive one-to-one coaching and participate in intervision. You regularly meet your fellow trainees at the other activities you organise together. You follow the traineeship together with about eighteen other trainees. Because you share a lot with each other, a close bond grows quickly.

This is a junior position for which we are seeking enthusiastic trainees who are eager to learn.

  • You will have completed an academic master's degree (all fields of study) in the year 2022, 2023 or 2024 by the start of the traineeship on 1 September 2024.
  • You have good communication skills and speak and write Dutch as well as English at C1-level. 
  • You can formulate your views and ideas well on the basis of complex information. 
  • You are driven and take responsibility for your assignment. You set yourself goals and separate main issues from side issues.
  • You can plan and quickly switch between different activities.
  • You can present yourself and know how to make your client and colleagues enthusiastic about your ideas. 
  • You work well with colleagues and take different interests into account. You have an eye for your working environment and know what is going on quickly.

A kick-start to your career as a young professional by means of:

  • an unusual job with two challenging assignments at two different universities; 
  • a two-year training and development programme at the De Baak training centre;
  • peer reviews with your fellow trainees and individual coaching; 
  • the opportunity to contribute to the content of your own traineeship by organising various activities;
  • a trainee group to spend time with; 
  • a full-time position with a generous holiday arrangement (at 40 hours, you will have 41 days of holiday);
  • a salary based on scale 10.0 in the first year (€3226 gross p/m) and 10.1 in the second year (€3377 gross p/m).

We attach great importance to diversity and strive to ensure that the workforce is a good reflection of society.

Does this sound interesting? 
Recruitment for new LDE trainees will start in February 2024. 

We look forward to receiving your application:

The LDE traineeship: this is what you want.

Developing yourself at three different universities.

LDE Trainees

A traineeship in Rotterdam, Leiden en Delft


Esther Snijders-van Witzenburg

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More information about the traineeship can also be found on the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities website.

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