Starter at TNO? Discover the Talent Development Programme

When you join TNO as a junior scientist, you are automatically part of the Talent Development Programme. A great opportunity to further develop yourself as a person and as a professional. We also take you into the world of TNO and you discover what working as a junior researcher with us entails. The programme starts after you join and lasts for two years.

Not a trainee programme and not a vacancy

Just to clear up any confusion: this talent programme is not a trainee programme. The Talent Development Programme (TDP) is intended for all new colleagues who start a job at TNO. During the programme, you will (usually) continue to work in the job for which you applied. This means that the TDP is not a vacancy for which you can apply but is part and parcel of every starter vacancy.

So, what is the Talent Development Programme?

Think of it as a starter's package for working at TNO. Maybe you have little or even no work experience. In that case, you may have to contend with quite a lot. During the programme we guide you along the way. A lot of attention is geared to the development of competencies that are useful in your job as a junior researcher.

What you can expect in brief


  • Tools for accelerated development: monitoring by your manager and HR, training, coaching and learning on the job.
  • Customisation: we invite you to share your wished regarding development and ambitions, and tailor the programme accordingly.
  • A large network of (junior) colleagues with whom you can exchange experiences. For example, via [email protected] - where you meet all the new people - and Jong TNO.

If you’re curious about those who have preceded you, read the stories of other TNO employees.

Fill your backpack with new experiences

Working at TNO is like a wonderful journey: an enrichment of your life. In terms of content but also on a personal level. Conversely, we like to challenge you to add something to TNO as well, to make our contribution to the world of tomorrow even greater.

Can you envision it?

Then take a look and see if we have an interesting starter vacancy for you. Would you like to know more about the Talent Development Programme? Then contact the recruiter mentioned in the vacancy concerned.

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