1-year career accelerator for high potential engineers who want to build a career in the engineering world and want to work on their leadership skills, network and influence.
Mentoring & coaching
High responsibility and influence
Focused on balance and value
Personalized program & mentors
You’re an engineering student or recent graduate thinking about your next career step. You consider yourself a high potential, you know that if you are put in the right situation you will make the most out of it. Engineering is your passion.
This 1-year accelerator has been built for soon to be graduate engineering students or recently graduated engineers who want to get there faster.
You want to learn from the best. You are looking for growth, challenges, network and leadership-skills. You are hungry for feedback and improvement. You need opportunities and exposure, and a team of mentors and influencers to inspire you to become the best version of yourself.
New Engineers Accelerator Program is a completely new model for high potential engineers. The 1-year experience takes place in the Netherlands, mostly at inspiring partner companies, as well as the New Engineers learning locations. You get access to world-class experts, valuable feedback, personal coaching, industry opportunities, and the network you need to reach your goals faster.
They strongly believe in new ways of education and development. A completely new program of education for engineers is developed in cooperation with the companies in Gelderland and support of the Province of Gelderland. Trained engineers are very important for the development of the industry in Gelderland. Changes in economy and society require new ways of business development. This places new demands on companies and employees.
The trainee program is for talented engineers with bachelor or master degree, to kick-start their career by developing skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Companies, students and experts together have developed the curriculum. In 2017 students of Year 1 have successfully finished their program.
Throughout the 1-year trajectory, you'll get lectures, assignments and working experience from coaches, established experts and engineers who are succeeding in the industry today.
Combined with regular feedback sessions, you will get the knowledge and insight that will help you complete practical assignments that you need to fulfil your vision.
Work on fixing real problems. Our course partners provide us with a constant flow of challenges and problems for you and your future team to fix. Interesting challenges set by industry leaders will give you the stimulus to discover and work with local and international peers.
Then it's time to put all into action. We leverage our industry connections to provide opportunities for work and recognition.
|University Master education||New Engineers education|
|Learning environment||Teaching in the classroom||Teaching in a business environment|
|Gaining work experience||Short-term internships||Development of concrete work experience|
|Coaching and mentoring||Education given by teachers||Education given by successful experts in the industry|
|Curriculum||Fixed educational curriculum||Personally tailored curriculum to your ambition and required development|
|Personal development||Curriculum focused mainly on obtaining knowledge||Curriculum focused on obtaining present knowledge and developing skills|
|Gain for student||Because of limited work experience focus on applying for starters functions||Through experience and development obtained in your current position ready for a next step|
The New Engineers Accelerator Program works with international experts. The experts contribute their specific knowledge and expertise you need to develop your skills and reach your goals.
Innovation and change
Integral design thinker
Trainer learning skills
Strategy and innovation
Parts on Demand
Trainer learning skills
We have developed this accelerator to help you become the new generation of engineers our world needs, and take the place in the industry you deserve. Have a look at what the next year could hold for you.
Start intense year of learning
Study, work, learn, create, present, get feedback
|Becoming the new generation||You are a good engineer. But are you an effective one? To have impact on the world you need to engineer good, innovative stuff but you must also convince other people to work with you, get their input to make your ideas stronger. Innovating is a focused activity with multiple disciplines, and a sound understanding of business. This is the new generation of engineers industry is looking for.|
|Define your vision, set your goals||We will not tell you what you must learn. You are in control. We will work to help you refine your vision and goals. And then we tailor the program to your ambitions. You will learn the deep knowledge of engineering you need, you will learn the right skills and develop the mindset to succeed.|
|Your USPs||There are enough jobs for engineers but not so many careers. Industry needs people who get things done, who are willing to learn new stuff fast. You will learn all these things. And that will pave the way for a fast track career.|
|Building teams||The world is too complex for anyone to work on his own. The best engineers are the ones that know how to build a team to get things done, how to be a leader.|
|Your mindset||Being talented is not enough to succeed. It needs the right mindset of dedication, entrepreneurship, discipline and creativity to get to the top.|
For ambitious engineers how want a challenging start of their career
What our partners think of our program and students.
The topics covered by New Engineers match perfectly with the activities and needs of our company.
Marketing director, GSE Dispensing
We are really very happy and satisfied with ‘our’ new engineer. Next year we hope to welcome more of these excellent students.
General manager, Modderkolk
The approach of New Engineers is a success. For us it is an excellent way to improve our New Business unit. New Engineers helps us getting inflow of younger staff. And I have a year to see how it turns out. The innovative new engineers give us the input we need!
Director, Kamp Coating
As a company we are always looking for studies that really help develop our staff. The curriculum is geared towards what we need as a company. Because the company is deeply involved during the program, we know what our students are learning. Students bring back to our company their new skills and knowledge. They are able to apply this immediately in their challenge. The results are showing!
Teamleader Application Engineering, Bredenoord
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A list of the most frequently asked questions.
If you think that you meet the program requirements, leave your name, e-mail address and phone number on our website and we will contact you for an interview.
If you have a successfully finished bachelor degree in engineering, you have a permit to stay in the Netherlands, and your English is at minimum of 6,5 IETLS, you can apply for the program by leaving your name, e-mail address and phone number on the website.
The study in year 1 is 30 ECTS. These credits are not transferable outside the institutions.
New Engineers is a privately funded institution offering an agile post-bachelor program at Master level. It is so innovative that it is not yet officially accredited.
Every partner company has defined a challenge (a big hairy project) they want you to work on. You will work on this challenge for at least 50% of your working time at the company.
You are the one that understands the modern technology, knows the needs of the business and is the entrepreneur within the company helping to seek new opportunities and introducing innovation.
You will work full time from Monday till Friday. In some cases there is a need to adjust the working days or hours. This will be discussed upfront.
Yes, it is. Check the requirements of your Masters course before applying for New Engineers. You can then if permitted combine your thesis work as part of the New Engineers challenge.
New Engineers HQ is in Arnhem, the Netherlands. We work mainly with industry in and around Arnhem, Nijmegen and Apeldoorn area. The lecturing takes place in this area but also anywhere else in the Netherlands where we can get inspired and where learning can happen. We also organize a learning trip to Bosnia and Hercegovina.
You work full time in one of the New Engineers’ partner companies. Approximately every 4 to 5 weeks you will be out of company for a whole working week, joining us and other new engineers for an intensive learning experience.
As a new engineer you get paid to study and work. A newly graduated student receives a monthly salary out of which €1200 is for the student and the other part is to cover the study costs.
A non-EU/EEA citizen can apply for the program. You'll need to apply for a permit.
Due to legislation and our program there are the following two possibilities:
You are a Graduate student at a Dutch educational institution, on BA/BSc level or higher. You can apply yourself for a so called ‘zoekjaar’ (Orientation Year) which will grant you permission to work in The Netherlands for 1 year without any salary criterion. You can apply for ‘zoekjaar’ after formal graduation but it can take 2 - 3 months before the permission is issued. The application for the ‘zoekjaar’ has to be arranged by yourself, assisted by your university. Employers do not have to arrange a work permission for you in the search year, this makes it easier to find a job.
You have graduated at MA/MSc or PhD level at an university within
the last three years. The university/ international educational
institution, at the moment of your graduation, has to be listed in
the top 200 of one of the general ranking lists or in the top 200 of one of
the available ranking lists by subject field, that correspond with
your field of study or research field.
See: Times Higher Education, QS World Univarsities Ranking or the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
You can apply for the highly educated ruling (‘regeling hoogopgeleide’) which
will grant you permission to work in The Netherlands for 1 year without a
salary criterion as with the ‘zoekjaar’ above. You also need to meet some
additional requirements, like an accredited level of English language skills. The
application for the ruling has to be arranged by yourself. Employers do
not have to arrange a work permission for you in
the orientation year, this makes it easier to find a job.
Read more at ind.nl/en/work
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