Traineeship Ignite Academy (Wunderman Thompson Commerce)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Early Careers & Internships

Expertise: Commerce, Consulting

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

At Wunderman Thompson Commerce we inspire growth for ambitious brands. We are a full-service digital agency that enables organizations to deliver connected and personalized experiences across all digital channels. With our expertise in Marketing, Commerce, CRM, PXM and CX we deliver end-to-end solutions to our clients and create digital capabilities with impact.
Our clients include Bayer, CarNext, Häfele, Johnson & Johnson, Jumbo Supermarkten, MAC, Makro, Nestlé, Plus Retail, RTL, Scotch & Soda, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, SharkNinja, Staples, Xerox and many more global brands. Our offices are based in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Weesp, London, Barcelona, India and Poland. Being part of the wider Wunderman Thompson Network we have access to 180 offices around the globe. Want to learn more? Visit

Voilà! You finished studying and you are ready for the next step. But, what does it look like? In which role can and do you want to excel? And what kind of position suits you best? What are your qualities and how will you make a difference in the future? Making these choices at the start of your career is essential and is not always easy. The Traineeship at Wunderman Thompson Commerce that will start in September 2022 is all about personal development and we help you make these choices. So that you not only find the job that is written for you, but are also ready to be successful in it.

Send us your application and we will get to work for you. Below you can read what you can expect from us afterwards. Do you have any questions? Ask them to Anne Smit or Nadia Dias, our Talent Acquisition Executives.

About the Traineeship: Ignite Academy

Develop yourself in the digital media landscape by working in an international environment for enterprise clients. Get ready to develop yourself in various areas, through training, education and advancement opportunities! This spring we''ll start and we would like to have you onboard!

Learning for you

What you will learn for sure during this traineeship is:

  • Soft skills (storytelling, consultancy skills etc.);
  • E-Commerce tools (Jira, Google Analytics etc.);
  • Way of Working (WoW): Agile, project management, consulting;
  • Work in international teams, with international clients (and everything that comes with it and is important);
  • Deep dive in PXM, e-commerce and CX;

And many more interesting skills and features!

Optimal experience

This program has been carefully put together to support your development in the best possible way. For instance due to:

  • Just in time learning (you learn something when you need it, not before, not after);
  • Practical approach (link with practice as much as possible with “real” cases and assignments);
  • Learning with and from each other (trainees);
  • Strong combination of “diving in the deep” (do!) and effective guidance/training;
  • Coaching by high end experts.

The program

The program lasts six months. This half year is structured as follows:

  • Start with a serious onboarding;
  • Deep dive into the different 'pillars' and roles (PXM, CX, e-Commerce, Consultancy/ Project management);
    • During these experiences you will work with/ participate on:
      • ... a business/project case;
      • ... a specific soft skill area (e.g. pitching);
      • ... coaching, peer review and feedback;
      • ... fun activity (with other trainees, colleagues).
  • Fabulous closing:
    • Final project with presentation;
    • Festive closing.

Other benefits

  • Attractive employment conditions;
  • Many development and career opportunities ;
  • Kick start in the business;
  • Meet and collaborate with high-end specialists and their skills.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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