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Intern - Executive Recruitment

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Date: 21-Nov-2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL


Internship - Executive Search Recruitment at HEINEKEN


The Internship

In this internship, you will work within the Executive Search function of our Recruitment Team. As an intern you will work within the Talent Acquisition (TA) Team.  Our Executive Search function attracts the best Executive and Senior-Level talent to Heineken, globally, across multiple functions.


During your internship you will be involved in:


•          Supporting the executive search team in directly sourcing candidates for live vacancies

•          •          Supporting in the administration of recruitment; posting advertising and screening candidates

•          Helping analyse current recruitment sources, job postings and optimise if needed

•          Assisting in the improvement of writing job descriptions to attract the right talent

•          Mapping key competitors and giving insight to newly appointed Executives globally

•          Market mapping of candidates using social media and other potential avenues

•          Participating in projects to strengthen the performance of the entire recruitment team

•          Support in the building of an internal dashboard


As an intern you be paired with one or more colleagues. You can expect good supervision and at the same time have the space to indicate what your interests are.  During your internship you will get the opportunity to get to know HEINEKEN as a company, also outside your department. We give you the trust and freedom, so you can work like a real entrepreneur. We like to bring the outside world inside and therefore we embrace new, fresh ideas with enthusiasm. Of course always with the guidance that is right for you.

Your Profile

For this role, we are looking for someone who has an interest in recruitment, talent acquisition or senior business leadership, who has a willingness to learn and develop.


You will be a student in a Master’s, preferably related to Talent or Human Resources and you have the following:


•          Fluent English language required

•          Familiar with social media platforms and specifically LinkedIn

•          Strong communication and interpersonal skills

•          Assertive, pragmatic, resilient and a can-do attitude

•          Have an inquisitive attitude and interest in research

•          Strong personality with the ability to work in a demanding and fast-paced environment

•          Excellent analytical and technology skills



When you are an intern at HEINEKEN you will:

•          Work for one of the most exciting companies in the world

•          Learn how to apply your theoretical knowledge and to understand business needs

•          GoPlaces; experience new things and meet colleagues from different cultures along your way 

•          Be challenged and get exposure on real live projects

•          Be a member of the international team of interns; boosting your professional (and social) network 


Further details:


•          The internship is fulltime (in consultation also 4 days a week possible)

•          The duration of the internship is 5 or 6 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)

•          You must be registered at an educational institution

•          It is a practice-oriented internship

•          You will be based in Leiden and/or Amsterdam (and working from home).

•          You will receive an internship fee of €500 (HBO/WO)

•          You will enjoy 2 vacation days per month (based on fulltime)

•          If you do not have a student OV product, your commuting expenses will be fully reimbursed


Interested? Apply now!

Are you interested in this internship and would you like to apply straight away? Please send us your CV and motivation letter.


Please note that all interns must be enrolled at a Dutch university for the entire duration of the internship. You will need to provide a proof of enrolment with your application. Applications without this will not be considered.


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