Van der Valk likes to invest in ambitious students. Because of that, one of our hotels, Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden, was named 'Beste Leerbedrijf Horeca 2018/2019' by the industry organisation SVH. Of course, this is also due to the motivated students who are doing an internship at Van der Valk!
Every year, this award is presented to a hospitality business which is seen as a top employer. This is based on several aspects, such as balance between working and learning, the working conditions and the amount of time and attention trainees receive. Training companies can be nominated by students, supervisors and teachers and are judged by the committee of Beste Leerbedrijf Horeca.
By winning this award, Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden shows that we offer amazing internships for top talents who want to do an internship at Van der Valk, like River and Danique. In addition to all hotels being accredited work placement companies, the support and guidance we offer are also being seen as very valuable. Due to the familiar atmosphere of the family business, doing an internship at Van der Valk is not only very educational, but also a lot of fun!