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What do our trainees say?

Mijn passie voor horeca combineren met mijn interesse in marketing, dat is waarom ik koos voor een stage bij Van der Valk. En dat is niet tegengevallen!

Vanaf dag één kreeg ik veel vrijheid maar ook verantwoordelijkheid. Ik kreeg meteen het gevoel dat je hier wordt gezien als volwaardige collega in plaats van stagiair.

De dagen zijn nooit hetzelfde en ook de verschillende taken zorgen voor dynamiek. Ik houd van afwisseling en vind het geweldig om het ene moment bezig te zijn met het maken van content en de social media kalender om dan vervolgens mee te mogen denken over de opening van de nieuwe winterbar.

Ik krijg ook veel vrijheid om nieuwe dingen te leren en te ontdekken. Aan het begin van mijn stage werd mij gevraagd waar ik al wel en nog geen ervaring mee had. Vervolgens mocht ik zelf aangeven waar mijn interesses lagen en welke nieuwe dingen ik wilde leren. Ik word tijdens mijn stage ook vooral uitgedaagd om eens een ander programma te gebruiken dan wat ik al ken. Daarom krijg je ook genoeg tijd om de taken af te ronden, en is er geen tijdsdruk tijdens het leren van nieuwe programma’s en skills. Dat in combinatie met de vrijheid en verantwoordelijkheid zorgen er voor dat je continu wordt uitgedaagd om jezelf te ontwikkelen. Daarnaast werk je ook samen met verschillende afdelingen en zie je steeds verschillende processen van de organisatie.

Voor mij als bedrijfskundige erg interessant, ik ontdek op die manier de dynamiek van het gevarieerde team en zie hoe de communicatie tussen teams verloopt. Ook voor de opdrachten die ik naast mijn stage voor school moet doen is alle ruimte.

Tot slot werk ik buiten de stage ook in het restaurant, op die manier hoef ik de horeca geen moment te missen!

Bastian Marketing Stagiair

"The atmosphere was very good, both at our office and throughout the hotel. I had a very pleasant and enjoyable time. I quickly felt at home at Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim!"

Denise Banquet Sales Intern

"I was welcomed with open arms. Every question was welcome, nothing was too crazy. I could go to both my immediate supervisors and my other colleagues. I just had to pick up the phone or walk by."

Naomi HR Trainee

"At Hotel Veenendaal you will surely be warmly welcomed by the enthousiastic team. You are well supervised during the work and your personal development is strongly encouraged."

Marvin Front Office Trainee

"I have experienced Van der Valk as a pleasant employer and I certainly felt at home. It was therefore nice to be able to combine my passion for the hotel industry and catering with my passion for HR."

Joyce HR Trainee

"At Van der Valk you learn and grow a lot during your internship. The atmosphere within the team is very good and you receive a lot of personal guidance. I am very satisfied with such a fun and educational internship!"

Amber Sales & Banqueting Intern

"Once you're in the right place, you quickly notice that it is very pleasant to work at Van der Valk. Keep motivating yourself and act from your passion. That passion is hospitality, and that is what stands out at Van der Valk."

Mitchel Front Office Trainee

"I would recommend every student to do an internship at Van der Valk. The guidance and atmosphere in the team are top notch! I have been able to develop myself further both personally and professionally and I am therefore very grateful that I ended up at Van der Valk!"

Daan F&B Duty Trainee

"I received a lot of trust from my colleagues when taking on tasks. As soon as they noticed that I could handle more, I was given a new task, so that the level of my internship was adjusted to my own ability."

Eline Sales Trainee

"My graduation internship taught me a lot about all departments and facets of the company. This added a lot of value to my personal development! In addition, I also got enough time to work on my graduation thesis, this balance was perfect!"

Noah Duty Trainee

"This is a company where you can learn a lot and have a lot of personal input. I have learned to improve myself both in working independently and in working together. I would give my internship a 9!"

Kim Marketing Trainee

"There was so much variety at Van der Valk and so much freedom that no one day was the same! Here you are not a thousandth trainee, here you are seen as a member of the team."

Tamara Guest Experience Trainee

"I was given a lot of responsibility from the start of my internship. This gave me the confidence to share my own input. I think that's when you learn the most: by doing!"

Ellen Recruitment Trainee

"The Valk Internet team is a very nice team from which I was able to learn a lot. I could not have found a better internship! I am very grateful to everyone for this experience."

Dewi Social Media Trainee

"Time flies! My colleagues at the Front Office are very helpful and eager to teach you things. The team is also quite small, so you get to know each other well. I feel totally at home here!"

Ben Front Office Trainee

"The guidance during my internship was really good! At Van der Valk it is hard work and showing commitment. If you indicate that you would like to learn a lot and really want to commit yourself, they will certainly help you achieve your learning goals."

Femke Support Trainee

"At Van der Valk I get the opportunity to broaden my knowledge in various areas. There is a great atmosphere and the guidance during my internship is top notch!"

Jildou Banquet Sales Trainee

"You learn a lot in a short time and the guidance is top notch. I can recommend an internship at Van der Valk to everyone!"

River Kitchen Trainee

"I already get a lot of responsibility, which ensures that I learn very quickly. Every day I develop new skills and I definitely recommend an internship like this!"

Kim Banquet Sales Trainee

"During my internship in the marketing department, I am involved in managing social media and working on the website. I am also allowed to perform many other tasks such as ordering prints, supervising photography and coming up with new ideas. The days are very diverse and I get a lot of responsibility. In addition, I get the space to develop myself in the areas I'm interested in."

Yael Marketing Trainee