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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 19,2022
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    Traineeship Data Science

    For our Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices, we are looking for future data scientists who want to learn from the best data science consultants in the Netherlands!

    Big Data, Machine Learning, and Customer Data Platforms – you understand their value. They have no goal for themselves but means to solve bigger marketing and business challenges. We work on exciting problems for large clients such as Rituals, Omoda, Randstad, BPD, and Hypotheker. Use cases we solve are e.g. predicting customer propensity, forecasting supply and demand, segmenting customer groups based on their behavioural data and recommending products and/or content. Does this sound exciting to you, but would you like to have a soft landing before starting as a full-stack data scientist? Then a traineeship might be right for you.

    In our 7-month Data Science Traineeship starting on the 1st of February, Dept's experts will teach you everything you need to know to become Dept's next excellent Data Scientist! The program consists of 3 parts:

    1.) Theory: with lectures (with the focus on data science in the cloud)

    • Self-study: Challenging cases and guidance from our teachers. You will learn all the basics about data integration, data warehousing, cloud platforms (AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Platform), modelling techniques, end-to-end machine learning and consultancy.
    • It is expected that you have a data science theoretical background; however, during the traineeship, you will go a step further by learning hands-on the possibilities in the cloud.

    2.) Working with us:
    Step by step, we start involving you in running projects. As you progress, your part will become bigger and bigger. You'll slowly begin to focus on intake with the customer, collecting the data, structuring it, running models and applying the outcomes in our campaigns or platforms together with other teams.

    3.) Your capstone project:
    While gaining all the theoretical knowledge and the first “field experience”, you will get your capstone project, where everything comes together. In this project, you will get the opportunity to apply your knowledge, hard skills and soft skills in practice and generate value for the business.

    You will work in a young environment with clever minds that work for various clients such as Rituals, Omoda, Randstad, BPD, and Swapfiets. Yes, we are eager to work with the most talented experts in the game. But we are also looking for a perfect Dept-fit. Someone who is eager to learn inspires, strives towards a better world, takes the stage, a futurist at heart, and someone who toasts with us to a successful week.


    • Have completed your Bachelor or Masters degree in Business IT or similar (Computer Science, Data Science, Information Management);
    • Are analytical, independent, flexible and have an affinity with technology;
    • Have some experience with web analytics (e.g. Google Analytics -not a prerequisite);
    • Are an expert in Python (MUST);
    • Are experienced in SQL (not a prerequisite) ;
    • Have an affinity with marketing and technology;
    • You like to present and can simply explain complex issues;
    • You don’t want to sit behind your screen all day long, but you like to discuss solutions with clients and colleagues. By doing so, you become better at your work and deliverables!


    • The possibility to start as a Junior Data Scientist Consultant after the traineeship;
    • An open company culture;
    • Possibilities to work from home;
    • Working from home setup;
    • Pension scheme;
    • Possibilities to develop your skills even further via training and certifications;
    • Healthy and tasty food;
    • Free Bootcamp training twice a week;
    • Friday drinks/open bar to wrap up the week;
    • Great fringe benefits; laptop, mobile phone, NS business card and many other goodies.
    Hello, we are Dept – an international digital agency with the most experienced thinkers & makers. One agency uniting creativity, technology, and data. We help reinvent & accelerate your digital reality by creating experiences that people want and businesses need.
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