Gamified selection process for trainees

The challenge

For the traineeship of Boskalis, we developed a surprising selection process to inform, enthuse and select talent.

Boskalis is a leading global service provider and contractor in areas such as dredging, offshore energy and maritime services. Since 2018, we have been supporting them in the selection process of their traineeship. Below you can read what that looked like in 2023.

Our solution

Eye-catching recruitment stunt

To make potential candidates enthusiastic about Boskalis’ Operations Traineeship, we made use of an eye-catching coffee truck. With this truck we have visited several universities. This gave us the chance to talk to students about career opportunities at Boskalis. 


Smooth candidate communication

During the selection process, we were responsible for a surprising communication flow. We maintained close contact with the candidates. How? With communication that appeals to the new generation! Think of personal videos and online webinars.

Gamified selection day

The highlight and final round in the process was the selection day. During this day, candidates were able to truly experience Boskalis. Together with our Fresh Game Studio we developed a serious game. Candidates worked for four hours on a real Boskalis challenge. The day also included a divisional dinner and a haka clinic. At the end of the day, the cadidates left with a smile on their faces.


"With creativity and a very pleasant collaboration, a fantastic result was achieved: a tailor-made selection game in which the Boskalis core values are clearly presented."


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