Next generation innovative directors

We're looking for the next generation innovative managers. KLM has been a pioneer in aviation and the Dutch economy for more than 100 years. You, too, have the drive to innovate and improve, for example, in the field of sustainability and the manner in which we work together. Your checklist: a modern view of the world, a keen mind and a personal touch. Three unmissable qualities to navigate the future together with us. Do you have what it takes? Who knows, maybe your career will soon start at full speed at KLM!

Trainee programme structure

The KLM Management Traineeship has recently undergone a major overhaul. Result: an intensive journey in which you develop into a connecting leader with the power to change. And unlike before: you will spend a large part of the programme with trainees from the Corporate, Finance, and Business & Tech programmes. This way, you immediately build a valuable network. Some highlights:

  • Four assignments in two years
  • Intensive development programme focused on personal leadership, supervised by Bureau YOP
  • KLM & Outside World Track, in which you get to know KLM, our strategy, environment and partners.
  • Grow-or-Go: periodic joint evaluation moments focusing on your growth
  • A close-knit trainee community with joint sessions, intervision, get-togethers and events

Management Traineeship Business & Tech

Use your IT knowledge and vision for digital innovations as a management trainee Business & Tech, and make a difference with your leadership skills. Tech & Data can be found in all divisions of our company.

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Management Traineeship Engineering & Maintenance

Did you know that KLM has its own maintenance division? At Engineering & Maintenance, we keep our fleet and aircraft components - and those of customers worldwide - in top condition.

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Management Traineeship Corporate

Discover the different worlds within KLM and step on board as a management trainee Corporate. You will immediately be given a great deal of responsibility and develop yourself at lightning speed. A strong focus is placed on your leadership skills.

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Management Traineeship Finance

Dive into our financial processes and immerse yourself in innovations such as robotisation or artificial Intelligence. Your impact? Your advice will help shape KLM's financial course.

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Why KLM?

Combining transformation and operations, you’re guaranteed of challenging work at KLM; aviation is always on the move. The perfect context for a rapid ascent in your development! In addition:

  • a big say in your own assignments, with an international scope if desired;
  • four ‘tracks’ that boost your personal leadership, knowledge of aviation, specialized subject skills, and your social/professional network;
  • intensive support from your sponsor and a mentor who will guide and encourage you for two years;
  • a buddy (former trainee) who will familiarize you with KLM;
  • every Friday ‘trainee Friday’ on which you work on your development, together with the trainee community;
  • getting in touch with diverse stakeholders such as Schiphol and LvNL;
  • introduction to Air France in Paris, and a familiarization flight as cabin attendant.

Four tracks as a fast lane to KLM leadership