Spatial Traineeship

Are you an urban or landscape designer of the future?

Rotterdam Municipality, Lola Landscape Architecture, Rho Advisors and ECHO Urban Design are offering a spatial planning traineeship.

Are you that young professional who:

  • kick-start their career by immediately experiencing the full scope of the profession
  • build an extensive network in two years
  • develop competencies with in-company training courses
  • pocket the professional title within two years

And do you want to become a rock-solid, independent professional as quickly as possible, someone who can hold their own in any project? Then the spatial planning traineeship is perfect for you!


In the course of two years, you will:

  • work at four different employers
  • switch to a new working environment every 6 months
  • gain new experiences
  • develop new knowledge
  • sink your teeth into various assignments

You will contribute to the products in terms of content, organisation and process. For each employer, those products will vary from zoning plans to urban development or landscaping plans and from a development strategy to an urban development schedule of requirements.

Professional Experience Programma (PEP)

  • the 4 trainees participate as a group in PEP’s integrated professional experience programme
  • at each agency, you will have a mentor to guide you
  • PEP coordinates the traineeship and oversees your full development during the 2-year period
  • the employers pay the PEP costs, provided the candidate achieves good assessments and only for as long as the employment relationship exists (in accordance with the employer’s study allowance scheme)
  • the employers allow for 1 day per month to attend the joint PEP meetings

We offer

  • 4 work placements (40 hours per week) for 4 trainees at 4 employers
  • 4 times six months per employer = 2 years
  • 4 mentors
  • a trainee coordinator
  • participation in and reimbursement of the integrated programme at PEP for the professional experience period (to the value of € 5000)
  • an appropriate and competitive monthly salary

Who is eligible?

  • recent Master’s graduates in Urban Planning or Landscape Architecture
  • you graduated within the last 3 years
  • you are extremely proficient in the Dutch language, both verbally and in writing

Would you like more information about the application procedure? Please contact our HR Manager Nathalie..

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