Management Traineeships

KLM has been pioneering within aviation and the Dutch economy for over a century. We owe this drive for innovation largely to innovative, inspiring leadership. You can be part of the next generation of blue leaders. During our two-year traineeships, you will develop at lightning speed, both personally and professionally. You can choose from four tracks. Which track will suit you best?

The perks

  • influence the choice of your assignments, possibly with international scope
  • tracks that boost your personal leadership, aviation knowledge, skills, and network
  • intensive guidance from your assignment lead and mentor
  • extensive familiarisation support from your buddy
  • every Friday you work on your development with other trainees
  • introduction to Air France in Paris and a flight working as cabin attendant

Our traineeships

For two years, you will follow an intensive development programme focused on personal leadership. In total, you complete four assignments. Along the way, you will also get to know KLM, our strategy, working environment, and our partners. In addition, you'll spend a lot of time with other trainees with whom you will have sessions, peer reviews, get-togethers, and events. All this makes the KLM traineeship one of the best places to build your leadership skills, professional development, and network.

Management Traineeship Business & Tech

Use your IT knowledge and vision for digital innovations that define the future of aviation. Discover this track.

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Management Traineeship Corporate

Discover the enormous variety of worlds within KLM, from head office to baggage halls. Whatever you choose, your leadership will make an immediate impact. Discover this track.

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Management Traineeship Engineering & Maintenance

Make a difference within our maintenance division, where we keep our fleet and aircraft components, as well as those of customers worldwide, in top condition.

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Management Traineeship Finance

Finance is the economic conscience of our entire company and is developing rapidly thanks to innovations such as robotization and AI. Will you soon be playing a major role in KLM's financial direction? Discover this track.

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Sustainability on board: every little step counts

KLM is working hard to achieve a more sustainable operation on board.


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Thanks to Finance robot Fiona, the work of Martin and his colleagues is more efficient, more precise and a lot more fun.

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Destination: an airline where everyone feels welcome

KLM Connecting Colours inclusivity network aims to help KLM become the most inclusive airline.

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