NS was established in 1938 as a government-owned company, and it has since been responsible for operating and managing the majority of passenger train services in the Netherlands. Over the years, NS has gone through various changes and modernizations to adapt to the evolving needs of passengers and society. Nederlandse Spoorwegen plays a crucial role in the Netherlands’ transportation infrastructure, providing millions of passengers with efficient and reliable train services every day. As a government-owned company, NS is also committed to serving the public’s needs and contributing to sustainable mobility solutions.
In our two-year Mechatronics program, with a focus on mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic disciplines, you can start working right away. Learning through practical experience is at the core, so you will immediately gain valuable real-world work experience at NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen). In the first year, you will have two weeks of internship per period (BOL) at our train modernization location or one of our service and maintenance facilities. In the second year, you will be employed by NS as a (BBL) apprentice mechanic and spend an additional two weeks per period at the TechniekFabriek (Technology Factory). This way, you will quickly learn to work with the latest technologies and work on the trains of the future!