As the warm and vibrant summer season approaches, it’s the perfect time to invest in your personal and professional growth.
Whether you are a student eager to explore new academic avenues, a young professional seeking to bolster your career prospects, or simply an enthusiast eager to broaden your horizons, Amsterdam offers an array of top-notch summer programmes to choose from.
Amsterdam, renowned for its progressive education system and innovative approach to learning, has become a hub for academic and professional development programmes.
The bustling city, known for its creativity, entrepreneurship, and cutting-edge technology, hosts a diverse range of summer courses catering to various interests and career paths.
Numerous institutions and organisations in Amsterdam have curated an impressive lineup of workshops, and training sessions that provide participants with hands-on experience and invaluable insights into their respective fields.
In this article, we will explore some of the top summer programmes in Amsterdam across various disciplines, shedding light on the unique opportunities each one presents.
So, get ready to upskill this summer in Amsterdam – a city where learning knows no bounds!
Young Capital NEXT
Based out of Amsterdam, YoungCapital NEXT is the secondment agency for young professionals in IT and finance where talent development is central.
The platform closes the gap between education and business by offering training and traineeships that match the needs of the labour market. At Young Capital NEXT, young people combine learning with working.
They are trained in a profession in high demand and apply their knowledge directly in practice. In addition, they work with a coach on their soft skills, so that they can use their personality to make a difference in the workplace.
In IT, Young Capital NEXT provides training for:
- Junior Java developer,
- C# developer
- BI/big data engineer
- DevOps Engineer
- Low code developer or information analyst
In Finance, the platform offers training for:
- Financial Advisor
- Data analyst
- CDD/KYC analyst
- Specialist in financial risks
Bit Academy offers cutting-edge courses and training programmes to help people develop essential tech skills. The platform lets users learn the skills of a full-stack web developer or junior data engineer for free via the NL Leert Door subsidy.
With a strong focus on peer-to-peer education, learning by doing, and autonomy, the platform provides an immersive educational experience that prepares students for real-world challenges.
Currently, Bit Academy offers courses in:
- Fullstack Developer
- Data Engineer
- Web developer
The Talent Institute
The Talent Institute creates talent development programmes for future digital roles within innovation, design and marketing for the next generation of young professionals.
Together with Startupbootcamp and Innoleaps, The Talent Institute is part of the leading global startup and innovation ecosystem, known as the ‘We Empower Innovators’ ecosystem.
Currently, the platform is providing “Digital marketing traineeship at Rituals.” This traineeship is the perfect kickstart to your career as a Growth Digital Marketer. Within 12 months, you will learn all the digital skills, tools, and growth mindset while working at Rituals.
Digital Society School
Digital Society School is part of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
The platform offers an online and offline training ground tailored to students’ learning needs on various topics, including:
- Digital Transformation & Design
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Ethics & Sustainability
Enrolled students can work with a team consisting of designers, programmers, social/digital media experts, researchers, copywriters, and storytellers.
If you are looking to sharpen your expertise in the field of data, Aurai presents an excellent opportunity.
They are currently providing 14-month advanced data traineeships, catering to data engineering, data science, and cloud engineering domains.
These traineeships are designed to equip participants with a robust technical foundation, setting them on the path to excel in the data industry. Aurai’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technology is evident in its in-house-developed training programmes.
These programmes are regularly updated to integrate the latest advancements in the industry. By participating in these traineeships, you’ll have the chance to work with cutting-edge technologies and learn from the very best in the field.
Growth Tribe is an Amsterdam-based digital learning partner for individuals & organisations, specialising in data science, growth, innovation, and customer experience.
The platform empowers individuals, teams, and organisations to acquire the most in-demand digital capabilities through actionable, hands-on, and enjoyable courses & learning programmes.
Growth Tribe offers courses in:
- Business & Innovation
- Data & Analytics
- UX Design.
Code to Change
Based out of Amsterdam, the Code To Change is a mentoring programme that kicks off annually during the European Code Week with a two-day digital skills boot camp and a one-day conference for women who want to explore career opportunities in the technology sector.
The digital skills boot camp will give participants a hands-on introduction to digital skills.
The Code to Change programme’s objective is to contribute to the achievement of gender equality (UN Sustainable Development Goal 5) and economic empowerment of women through digital inclusion.
Furthermore, the platform aims to address the existing skills gap in the ICT sector and the associated digital gender divide and lack of diversity.
Currently, Code to Change is providing courses for:
- AI & ML using Python
- Digital Skill training camp
- Virtual assistant training
Techmongers is on a mission to provide accessible, high-quality training that prepares individuals for careers in tech, whether they are just starting or looking to make a career change.
It offers intensive, high-quality education to provide juniors, intermediates, and seniors with the skills organisation needs.
The Amsterdam-based platform works closely with industry experts to develop and deliver courses that are tailored to the needs of both individuals and businesses.
Currently, Techmongers offers courses in:
- Cybersecurity Traineeship
- DevOps & DevSecOps
- Software Engineering