What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Up to 5 years of work experience, preferably in (or with clients in) the industry or construction/infra sector
  • Procurement or supply chain experience is a plus
  • Interest in others, team player, communicatively strong, spontaneous and humorous
  • Curious, creative, streetwise, ambitious and entrepreneurial
    Excellent command of Dutch and English (spoken and written)
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What can you expect from us?

  • Informal and commercial work environment with a serious and businesslike attitude
  • Plenty of room for entrepreneurship and personal growth
  • Stimulating work environment – successes are celebrated
  • Salary of up to € 3,300 (depending on experience and knowledge) plus bonus
  • Excellent pension plan
  • 24 vacation days

What do you do as a Trainee recruitment at xentys?

You are the face of xentys but also your own brand. You build your own network of candidates and interim workers.

You search and find them for solid positions (mainly from €60K salary), so they are generally professionals. Then you approach them (by phone, social media, email) to generate interest in the vacancy you are working on, so that they want to send you an application. This means you need to have a good understanding of the content of what your client (the company) does and what the vacancy entails.

You will conduct interviews with your selected candidates based on a strict protocol so that you come across as professional. We will educate/train you in this, including training on-the-spot by your colleagues, but also in weekly master class sessions focused on companies, industries, procurement and supply chain. This makes you as a recruiter an increasingly valuable discussion partner for candidates, but also for clients. And that is necessary for successful placements. After the placement, you keep in touch with clients and with your placed candidates.

It is important that you have your administration in tip-top order, so that you know exactly who you have approached, with what story and what you have agreed upon.

You will also look for new and smarter ways to recruit candidates, together with our IT experts.

If you are a bit further along in your development, you will set up a business plan for a new activity (we have the ideas for this on the shelf) and you will build and run your own little company within xentys. Or you will go more into the sales side to win new customers and assignments.

You will also be expected to give space to your creativity by developing marketing activities: SEO, organizing a webinar or an online challenge, maintaining a blog, newsletters, etc.

  • You are eager to learn; therefore, we will create a tailor-made development plan for you when you start.

This will make you happy

  • Lots of contact with candidates (often inspiring people)
  • Searching the internet for the right candidates for your vacancies and interim assignments
  • Commercial success because you have placed someone. With a 3-monthly bonus as icing on the cake
  • Discovering new opportunities to work smarter
  • A lot of freedom, flexible working hours and room for initiative
  • Being an entrepreneur within a company
  • Working in an inspiring environment with professional colleagues
  • Lots of networking opportunities in our top-end office building

About xentys

We are located in The Hague on Malieveld in a beautiful building, in a very convenient location, full of start-ups and scale ups. An inspiring environment to work in.

xentys has built a strong market position as a search agency for positions in procurement and supply chain, within engineering and industry. As a spin-off, we also regularly receive assignments for positions in operations and project management. Our clients are B2B corporates, family businesses and larger SMEs, e.g. Airbus (satellites), Lely (robots), Aalberts (high-tech), Marel (production lines), Hyva (automotive).

We distinguish ourselves through a strong focus on quality, substantive knowledge of the positions we mediate, thorough knowledge of our part of the labor market and a professional and fast approach. A smooth relationship with our clients is crucial because then you can give advice, even unsolicited. Likewise, we are a reference point for candidates when it comes to career advice.

The xentys team is a close-knit team, focused on performance, personal growth and fun. We have flexible working hours but preferably in the office.


  • A basic salary of up to € 3,300 gross per month, depending on your knowledge and experience
  • 3-monthly bonus depending on your performance
  • Flexible working environment and hours
  • 24 vacation days per year on FT basis
  • Good pension plan, 2/3 of the premium is paid
  • A team with experienced and driven colleagues
  • Fantastic work location
  • A personal growth path to, among other things, a permanent contract
  • Full-time or at least 80%


Then send your CV and short motivation to: maarten.smitsvanoyen@xentys.nl.
For more info please call Maarten, +31 (0) 70-2400414.

What does your weekly agenda look like?


9.15 Weekly meeting
10.30 Discuss new search
11.00 Searching
13.00 Lunch (round with colleague)
15.00 Candidate interview
16.00 Discuss results


 09.15 Training in-house
10.30 Searching
12.00 Newsletter preparation
13.00 Lunch in company restaurant
13.30 Searching
16.00 Discussion newsletter


 09.15 Searching
10.00 Candidate interview
12.00 Consltation IT: adaptation website
13.00 Lunch (walk around)
13.30 Searching
16.00 Candidate interview


09.15 SEO consultation
10.30 Searching
12.00 Finishing the newsletter
13.00 Team lunch
13.30 Watch online demo
17.00 Domibo


 09.15 Candidate interview
10.30 Searching
12.00 Research SEO improvements
13.00 Lunch
13.30 Newsletter preparation
14.00 Searching