Climb to great heights as a KLM trainee

There are endless possibilities for trainees at KLM. Nowhere else is there such a diversity of departments, people and projects. Whether you have technical/IT ambitions, dream of a director's role or want to delve into the depths of Finance: at KLM you'll find plenty of room for growth. Both professionally and personally. 

Climb to great heights as a KLM trainee

There are endless possibilities for trainees at KLM. Nowhere else is there such a diversity of departments, people and projects. Whether you have technical/IT ambitions, dream of a director's role or want to delve into the depths of Finance: at KLM you'll find plenty of room for growth. Both professionally and personally. 

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!

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Traineeships

Corporate Management traineeship

Discover the diverse worlds within KLM and come on board as a Corporate Management trainee. You will be given a lot of responsibility from day one and develop yourself at lightning speed, with a strong focus on your leadership skills.

Business & IT traineeship

Use your IT knowledge and vision for digital innovations as a Business & IT trainee and make a difference with your leadership skills. You'll find IT present in all areas of our organization. A diverse traineeship guaranteed!

Finance traineeship

Delve into our financial processes and explore innovations such as robotics and artificial intelligence. What impact will you have? Your advice will play a part in the stipulation of KLM's financial course.

Technical traineeship

Have you ever wondered how quickly you could replace the engine on a Boeing 787, or are you curious about how your team could combine drone inspections with machine learning? Then it's time you applied for the KLM technical management traineeship!

Meet the crew

Joris Adolfsen

Finance trainee

‘Make it known what you want to learn!’

‘Within KLM there is a lot of room to provide your personal input. I have discovered that I really enjoy working in areas within KLM where I can improve the current processes. Whether that is in the operation or corporate environment. As finance business analyst I am currently busy with a very concrete “product”: the strategy of the on- and offline ticket sales. What do we offer via which channel? With the responsibility of a budget of 150 million euro, there is quite some work cut-out for me.’

Laura Andeweg

Management trainee business & IT

‘Getting an airplane into the air, you understand that it’s possible, but it’s still amazing.’

‘Nowadays everything boils down to IT; from making a booking to getting the luggage to the airplane that is about to leave. IT is an enabler. It not only offers support, but is part of the whole journey. A trip with wifi on board is just that bit more unforgettable. Joyed that I can contribute, with a fresh perspective. I enjoy challenging the established order. When you are too comfortable in your ways, you become paralyzed.’

Peywand Sulyman

Technical trainee

‘The hangars, airplanes; you really see the results of your work and what keeps you busy.’

‘One day there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary, the next there are loads of issues. Maintenance is so dynamic, I enjoy it. An airplane is the ultimate machine in which so many technical systems come together. I would like to understand how systems work and how different parts and components work together. Not only in the airplane itself, but also in the logistic supply chain or between different departments. These matters unite in a unique way at Engineering & Maintenance.’

Laureen de Koning

Corporate management trainee

‘I find continuous growth important.’
‘With my hospitality background I find that I can go many directions within a service orientated company such as KLM, where the customer is the heart of the company. I see this in my current assignment: a coordinating role to successfully implement the restructuring of teams and processes. Change management 101! I also look at myself this way. How am I adapting myself and make sure that I keep developing myself? There is always time to do so. If you make a mistake, you are not blamed, sometimes making a mistake is part of the journey and lessons learned!’