Human Resources Trainee - Human Resources Department

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 eager Human Resources Trainee. Do you have passion for hospitality; strive for optimal guest satisfaction at a quality level and looking to apply this at one of the Leading Hotels of the World? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable internship!

What to expect

The HR team provides the personnel policy for more than 300 colleagues and is a sparring partner for colleagues, department heads and MT – members in terms of personnel execution. It is a dynamic workplace in which no day is exactly the same.

As a Human Resources Trainee at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, you will get to know all aspects of recruitment and you will immediately apply this in practice. You are responsible for doing a vacancy intake with managers and assessing the incoming applications. You will also write vacancy texts, maintain and update our recruitment channels and you are responsible for posting on our HR Social Media channels. You conduct job interviews yourself and you carry out the resulting administrative actions, such as drawing up an employment contract. In addition, you help new employees, give them a tour and explain all the basic principles of working at Okura. In short, an internship where you can learn and do a lot!

Your main tasks will be:

  • Recruitment, from assessing application to conducting job interviews;
  • Writing vacancy texts and posting them on the right channels;
  • Taking care of both onboarding and off-boarding of employees;
  • Helping new employees in terms of direction;
  • Ensuring employer branding by maintaining the website and making posts on the HR Social Media channels;
  • In consultation and depending on the interest of the intern: picking up marketing and/or recruitment projects.

Don't worry you will not be working alone. Besides working in your own team, you will also work with other departments in the hotel. Workdays are from Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00. It is expected for you to be present from time to time for projects and networking events.

What do we offer

  • Contract: Trainee contract, minimum of 6 months
  • Salary: We offer a trainee compensation of €500 (net) per month, based on a fulltime 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 weeks and monthly health days;
  • Daily free lunch;
  • Once per year 50% staff discounts in one of our restaurants (Lucky you!);
  • The whole year around 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 do we ask? 

We are primarily interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you. Nevertheless, we expect from you that:

  • You study International Hotel Management or a mbo/hbo HRM study;
  • You are eager to learn;
  • You are pro-active;
  • You are able to express yourself in Dutch and English (both in word and in writing).

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. 


Contact information

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

020 678 79 89