Engineering trainee

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international five star hotel. By stepping into our world, you will discover that Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined by our blend of Japanese and Dutch culture. Together, all employees make sure that every guest is being given the personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. We offer different traineeships and therefore have a vacancy for an Engineering trainee. Are you great in solving problems? Are you alert with a quick reaction? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable internship!

What to expect
The Engineering department is responsible for overall maintenance and fixing of any disturbances within Hotel Okura Amsterdam. From hotel rooms, offices, refrigerator lighting to the 150,000 liters of water in the pool. Each department and facility must be maintained in top condition!

As a trainee, you will assist the technical staff with the malfunctions that need to be solved in the hotel. You also carry out preventive work with the aim of preventing breakdowns. Your main tasks will be:

  • Legionella maintenance in rooms;
  • Legionella temperature record keeping standards;
  • Daily control of all lights in the public areas;
  • Assist the mechanics with various tasks;
  • Bringing outside companies to the workplace.

The rest of the activities will be determined on the basis of your knowledge, skills and interest. You will be doing an internship for 7.6 hours a day from 08:00-16:00. The number of days you will do your work placement is determined in consultation. We also work on holidays.


What do we offer?

  • Contract: Trainee contract starting from September 2021
  • Salary: Trainee compensation of 500 euros (gross) per month based on a full time traineeship
  • Holidays: With an internship agreement of 6 months, you will receive 1 day off per month
  • CAO: The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry

  • Extensive development opportunities to improve day by day. We offer an online e-learning system with more than 300+ courses. Moreover, we offer specific courses from our Training Manager, such as: Lean White Belt Training and the Extraordinary Guest Experiences training;
  • Room to share initiatives, ideas and improvements, based on the Lean philosophy. Doesn’t matter if you have worked with us for a week, month or year: We want to hear your thoughts;
  • Vitality days and monthly health days;
  • Daily free lunch;
  • Once per year 50% staff discount in one of our restaurants (lucky you!);
  • The whole year round 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • Great staff events (annual staff party, Sinterklaas, team outings, bootcamp);
  • Possibility to do cross trainings to learn more about other departments, for example, take a look at the Japanese kitchen.


What are we asking?
Of course, we are first and foremost interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you to provide a great workplace. Nevertheless we expect from you that: 

  • You are following an MBO level 3 or 4 education in the field of technology or facility services;
    • You are interested in technology and enjoy learning new things about it;
    • You can express yourself in Dutch and English (speaking);
    • You have a flexible work attitude.


    Enthusiastic? That’s great, please apply!
    Please apply via the button below, we will call you as soon as possible for a short introduction to get to know each other. A selection assessment is one component of our recruitment process. 

    About Okura

    Since our opening in 1971 we have only one goal: creating an unforgettable stay for our guests. We do our utmost best to deliver the best quality and to fulfill every wish of our guests. Together we work hard to amaze our guests!

    Contact information

    Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
    Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
    1072 LH Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    020 678 79 89