Starters and trainees
Every year, starters and trainees begin their career at Leiden University.
The University gains up-to-date knowledge and skills by employing them, and starters and trainees are offered a challenging work environment in an international setting. Sounds interesting to you? Take a look at our vacancies. Considering a traineeship? We are happy to tell you more about it.
In collaboration with TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University offers an interesting two-year traineeship for academic professionals at the start of their career. As a trainee, you’ll perform two one-year assignments at one of the faculties or support services at one of the three universities. This will give you an insight into the business operations of several universities and organisation units over the course of the track. In the course of these two years you will be challenged to develop yourself both professionally and individually by following the accompanying training programme.
We are often asked whether it is possible to carry on working at one of the universities after the LDE traineeship. The two-year traineeship gives you the opportunity to develop as a professional and work at two of the LDE Universities. During this time you develop a wealth of skills and build a large network that will enable you to take the next step in your career. In the last half year of the traineeship you follow workshops to help you decide which step this will be. If you wish, you can also receive career coaching and help from us to make your profile visible to HR advisers. Experience has shown that LDE trainees who wish to stay at the university are able to do so. We can’t guarantee a job but would like to keep you if that’s what you want.
More information about the LDE traineeship.