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Growth Marketing Trainee

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, RotterdamLaunchpad

Job description

Builders is a Rotterdam-based startup studio that builds and grows technology companies from scratch by bringing together bold ideas, seasoned co-founders, operational support, and investment capital. Launchpad is our academy designed to equip aspiring builders with all the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate their careers inside the startup ecosystem and boost their personal development and self-growth. 

We are now on the lookout for a Growth Marketing Trainee to join our 2023 cohort.

About the role

We love individuals who like to explore and create innovative solutions, think beyond established concepts, and step away from familiar paths. Most importantly, we like people with an entrepreneurial can-do mindset and can thrive in a constantly evolving startup environment. During this traineeship program, you will work at one of our latest portfolio companies.

We offer a diverse, challenging six-month traineeship position with plenty of room for growth. Perks of our traineeship program include:

  • A competitive traineeship salary
  • A team of marketing experts always ready to guide you
  • A personalised development plan with regular reviews
  • Coursework opportunity from a leading marketing academy
  • Real career prospects at one of our ventures following traineeship completion
  • A hybrid-friendly schedule
  • An NS-business card for your office commute
  • An inspiring workplace, next to the Rotterdam central station
  • Fun events, weekly Friday drinks, and amazing Builders merchandise

At the end of this traineeship, you will gain the following:

  • Experience working with our growth team on a variety of creative and data-driven experiments at one of our portfolio ventures
  • In-depth know-how of startup marketing and its strategic usage in building companies
  • The opportunity to grow your network within the startup ecosystem
  • Connections to a global network of driven entrepreneurial-minded people
  • Hands-on experience in online marketing and digital growth
  • Knowledge of how Growth Hacking is applied in start-up building from day zero
  • Certificates from well-known growth marketing courses

Job requirements

As a Growth Marketing trainee, you will be the connector between marketing, data, technology, tools, and growth. You will be responsible for incubating growth thinking into one of our ventures at every stage, from creating the right personas and researching their behaviour to eventually targeting the right audience with the right message using various creative and data-driven strategies.

You are an aspiring growth marketer interested in learning about all aspects of online marketing:

  • You have basic Analytics skills and an affinity for content. Knowledge about Google Ads (SEA), SEO or UX is also preferred
  • You are interested to learn about startup marketing and implement efforts that make the needle move
  • You can thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment
  • You are analytical and know how to utilise data metrics for marketing efforts
  • You are a great communicator who knows how to reach the right audiences with the right content
  • You are not afraid to take the initiative and are driven to make impactful things happen, which results in learnings - both positive and negative.
  • Any experience with marketing automation is a plus.

Application requirements

  • You have at least one year of experience as a Marketer (We also take internships, traineeships, marketing projects and freelance work into account)
  • You are located in The Netherlands and preferably live close to Rotterdam
  • You have a valid work permit for the duration of the Traineeship

Our traineeship programs last six months and consist of a five-day workweek. The program offers plenty of room to explore and grow by working on a personal development plan which we co-create within your first month and review monthly. For the most part, trainee roles concern an independent way of working with support wherever necessary. During the program, your personal development is our priority to explore and shape the best-fitting full-time position within a venture in our universe moving forward. To learn more about our traineeship program, click here.

Our hiring process

As our teams are growing, we are making efforts to shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for our studio and ventures. Feel free to read our commitment statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and get a sneak peek of our culture.

We are eager to partner with the most talented minds in the field and look for a mutual fit to grow in unison. This is what our hiring process looks like:

  1. You submit your up-to-date resume and application form
  2. We will have a quick phone screen with you to get a feel of each other
  3. You have the opportunity to complete a fun assessment, which you can then present to us virtually
  4. We’ll talk in-depth during an onsite interview or video interview
  5. If everything is a perfect fit, you will receive an offer letter from us!

The start date: 1st March 2023

Do you want to be part of the success story of our next venture? Apply now and join our universe! If you have any questions, you can reach us at

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