For NL & BE only
Come learn, explore and build your network.
As a techy coming from university, we will challenge you to the max. Guided by the most experienced IT Tech professionals you can be sure to leave this traineeship as an expert. If you haven’t studied IT or never worked in IT, we’ve got you covered. You have the chance to jump-start your career in one of the most innovative and booming business sectors. All you need is to bring in your growth mindset and eagerness to improve processes and technology!
Have you always had a love for all things digital? Get to explore the world of IT at different customer organizations during our 2-year IT Business Consultancy Traineeship. You get to choose between 2 programs in this traineeship and learn how organizations operate and collaborate with different departments like IT, Operations, HR, Facilities, or Finance. Team up with other high potentials to analyze business situations, define and develop solutions, and train customer end users. At the end of this traineeship, you’ll know whether business IT is the right career direction for you and what role you like best.
* Only available in NL.
Jump on board our 2-year IT Technical Consultancy Traineeship if you want to explore the technical side of business IT. You get to choose between 2 programs in this traineeship and work for customer organizations, each varying in size, culture, and industry, and each with their own IT tech challenges. Learn how organizations operate and see which IT strategy, operating model redesign, capability assessment and sourcing assessment works best for each specific challenge. After this traineeship, you’ll know better how to develop yourself further as an IT Technical Consultant based on your newly gained experiences and knowledge.
* Available in BE & NL.
Dig into the timeline and contents of our traineeships.
Getting started (1st month)
We’re kicking off with an introduction week together with the other trainees, so you get to know each other. You’ll learn about Plat4mation’s way of working and take your first steps on the ServiceNow platform.
Take the plunge! (2-6 months)
Start working on your first (international) project as IT consultant, where you’ll really get to know what life is like as IT consultant. Through professional skills trainings, we help you gain the skills you need like expectation and meeting management and presentation skills. You’ll also acquire your industry standard certifications like Agile/Scrum and ITIL and keep learning more about ServiceNow. During intervision sessions, you get to share your experiences and set goals for personal development in small groups. You’ll also join your first Fun4U events and team building activities!
Build up your knowledge (6-12 months)
This period is marked with focus on professional skills, career path and team building. You’ll continue to follow professional trainings, join intervision sessions and acquire more certifications like Prince 2. Join other assignments in other areas and get more responsibilities. An onsite visit to a customer’s premises related to our services is also part of the program, like a factory, IT service desk or data center. And….we’ll make sure there’s plenty of fun to be had as well!
Grow into a professional (12-18 months)
You’ll continue your learning path as in the previous months with professional trainings, intervision sessions and certifications. You’ll enjoy another week off with all trainees to focus on professional skills, career path and team building. You get the opportunity to try out even more different roles to see what suits you. Another onsite visit will help the digital solutions you’re delivering come to life, enabling you to connect with the customer and learn more about the customer organization.
By now, you’ve either already experienced our famous hackathon or are about to. During this 3-day event, we innovate on the ServiceNow platform in teams—resulting in cool integrations and solutions for ourselves and customers. For example, in 2020 we connected a Tesla to ServiceNow! The hackathon will be an epic experience you’ll never forget.
Spread your wings (18-24 months)
By now, you’ve become a real IT Business/Technical Consultant, having acquired the basic skills, certifications and received the necessary coaching to make you successful. In this period, we’re going to let you spread your wings more. You’ll have the option to work from a customer site or in consultation, abroad. After 24 months, you decide where you go next: work for a customer, Plat4mation or wherever this experience leads you.
Hooray, you’ve decided to apply! Let’s talk you through what happens next.
Once we’ve received your application, you’ll hear from us within 5 working days.
We test your personal and analytical skills to make sure you’ll be successful in the traineeship.
We get to meet you, you’ll meet the other trainees.
Did you make it to the end of our application process? Congrats, we’d like to offer you a traineeship!
Explore different work cultures and work for major international companies like ASML, ING, AkzoNobel and more.
In IT consultancy, you’re on the road quite often—to visit customer sites within NL/BE, or you may need to travel abroad for one of your projects. It could also occur that we or a customer ask you to work abroad for a longer period of time.
Because you’ll work on such different customer projects with their own business cultures and processes, your learning path will be steep. We’ll also provide you with constant feedback via team building sessions and intervision sessions, and you get the chance to follow courses and obtain certifications.
During Flow 21’, our first ever knowledge sharing event, nearly 300 IT experts connected and over 25 knowledge sessions took place—all provided by our own colleagues. And it wouldn’t have been us if we didn’t add a little fun to the mix! Continuously learning and having fun are both important pillars in our company culture. Want to know what else we value?
Why choose Plat4mation?
We work for some pretty major international companies, allowing you to explore cool brands and challenging projects. As a fast-growing scale-up company, we can attend to trainee’s needs on a much more personal level and deliver a tailored growth path. You’ll have the opportunity to experience a lot of different roles. We’ve supported many great professionals in becoming successful and we hope you to be the next one! Got doubts? Feel free to join our regular Friday drinks starting at 16:30 at our office, chat to our people and get a feel of our company vibe. Our doors are always wide open!
Why choose this traineeship?
Explore diverse customer organizations that vary in size, culture and industry. Learn how these organizations operate and whether you’d be a good fit. Furthermore, you have to opportunity to fulfill several roles to explore what you like best. After this traineeship, you’ll know better how to develop yourself.
What does an average day of a trainee look like?
You start off your day either at home, the office or a customer site. This will vary depending on your responsibilities for that day.
We work agile (you’ll learn more about this!), so we start our days with a short 15-minute Daily Stand-up with the (customer) team. This team consists of functional and technical IT consultants that together support a business process. You’ll discuss what you’ve done the day before and what you’re going to do today. There’s also time to discuss any roadblocks, so the team can help you get back on track. Now, you’re up to date about what others are doing and you can ask for support if needed.
Then it’s preparation time. For example, for a training/presentation that you’ll provide, or an interview with a stakeholder to discuss a certain topic, or a demo of a solution you’ve built.
You host the training or presentation, conduct the interview, or deliver the demo. Based on the feedback you get, you determine your next steps.
Based on all the input you received this day, you update the actions, describe and share decisions and schedule meetings with people to align and resolve any unclarities or issues.
What do I do after my traineeship?
After your traineeship, you’ll have explored different companies. So, now it comes down to what you want. We’re there to support you in any decision you make. Your counselor is right by your side, an experienced IT expert, who can help you make a final decision. Intervision sessions with other trainees will also help you define your growth path. Chatting to your colleagues and asking about their growth path and what made them decide to go in a certain direction can help you determine your next steps as well.
Does Plat4mation offer a flexible workplace?
Most definitely. Your work location is flexible (home, office or customer site) as well as your working hours, as long as you’re able to meet the people you need to be successful.
We do have some advice on this topic though:
Do I need an IT degree or experience to apply for these traineeships?
No, absolutely not! We’ve seen artists, biologists and pilots becoming great IT professionals. It’s more important that you’re smart, have a growth mindset and the ambition to bring IT to a higher level. That is all way more important than your background.
Why would you want to work with ServiceNow?
ServiceNow is one of the leading PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solutions used by 80% of Fortune 500 companies because it has a proven capability to transform IT and organizational processes. The platform extends to every department of an organization—from HR and Finance to Marketing, Customer Service, Legal and Facilities—connecting them all to one shared database in the cloud where companies can analyze and act on information.
One of the major strengths of the platform is its great (mobile) user experiences. Check out this video to see how ServiceNow’s mobile capabilities add value to everyday work life.
With the ServiceNow platform rapidly evolving and growing, you’ll also never be short of career opportunities. Because ServiceNow is simply the latest and greatest.
Are you excited about this traineeship but stuck with questions? Call or mail our recruiter Frank to ask him all your burning questions.