Company information

  • Company name
    Damen Shipyards Group
  • Industry
    Marine Technology

Facts & figures

  • Employees in the Netherlands
  • Employees worldwide
  • Number of academics in the Netherlands
  • Number of countries
  • Number of internships and/or graduation projects available

Event participation

  • Application Trainings
  • Presentation Days
  • In-house Days
  • Interview Days


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Company profile

Damen was established by two brothers back in 1927. Today, with more than 9,000 employees, operating over 30 shipbuilding and repair yards, the Damen Shipyards Group has earned a leading position in the shipbuilding world. We are an international company that is, at heart, still a family business with family values and a deep respect for our maritime heritage. Our aim is to become a global market leader in the niche markets of shipbuilding, ship repair & conversion and services.

Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels on stock leads to short delivery times, low total cost of ownership and reliable performance. We offer a wide range of products including tugs, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, ferries, dredging, offshore vessels and superyachts (Amels).

Student profile

- Marine Technology
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Offshore & Dredging
- Systems & Control

Career opportunities

At Damen we are always looking for professionals, starters and students with a passion for ships. We offer challenging jobs, internships, premium placements or graduation projects both locally and globally, in various job areas.

We are active across the entire maritime sector and offer jobs in different areas allowing you to grow, develop and define your own career. Whether you are looking for a job in Sales, Design & Proposal, Engineering, Research & Development, Yard Support or Project Management, we will do our best to find the right fit in our Newbuild, Shiprepair & Conversion, Services or Components activities.

From the first day you join our company, you will have the freedom and responsibility to steer your own course. Damen stands for challenging jobs, personal and professional development and for numerous career opportunities. And, above all, it’s fun to work at Damen!

We also offer students diverse unique opportunities to get to know the Damen Shipyards Group. Boost your personal development, even before beginning your professional career, through various events and activities including the Damen Business Course.

Application procedure

The best way to apply for an internship, graduation project or a job is via our website You can fill in all your details and upload your CV and motivation letter.

Your motivation is very important to us! Based on your motivation the internship coordinator will check internally if there are any potential assignments available that are of your interests. If so, the internship coordinator will contact you and invite you for a 1st interview. After this she will introduce you to the relevant department and by a positive reply, you will have a 2nd interview with your potential supervisor. If you agreed to an assignment together, the internship coordinator will finalize with you all details for the internship and you will be welcomed 'on board!'