Traineeship Embedded Hardware Engineering

Do you want to study and work on impressive hardware engineering projects? In the two-year Talent Development Programme Embedded Hardware Engineering, you will directly start working as a Trainee Hardware Engineer for 32 hours a week, whilst simultaneously following courses for 8 hours a week. At the end of this traineeship, you will be a skilled Hardware Engineer and an expert in Embedded Systems, 100% ready to embark on an inspiring career.

About the Talent Development Programme Embedded Hardware Engineering

Become a seasoned professional who has mastered all the technical and personal skills of an Embedded Hardware Engineer. Through our combination of targeted skills training and real-life work experience, this traineeship will help you develop into an accomplished Embedded Hardware Engineer within two years.

Work experience

Alongside your training courses, you will gain work experience at an organisation from our network. These organisations include high-tech companies that develop electronics. Some of them develop electronics for their own products, while others do project-based work for several clients at the same time. But they all have one thing in common: a passion for electronics and especially for Embedded Systems.

You will work on a range of projects and have various tasks. In the beginning there will be more of an emphasis on testing, but as your knowledge and experience grow, you will also develop products yourself. Examples include creating layouts, making diagrams and selecting components.

Training Courses

In this traineeship, you will start by completing a Preparatory Module in Electrical Engineering. You will then take the Main Module in Embedded Hardware Engineering. You will also complete training courses in soft skills and business skills, which will help you become an all-round developed professional. A certified coach will support you throughout the traineeship.

Technical Skills

Preparatory Module: Electrical Engineering

This six-month module covers the following topics:

  • Complex mathematics
  • DC/AC networks
  • Network filters
  • Print design
  • Embedded software

Main Module: Embedded Hardware Engineering

This module will provide you with targeted training to become a hardware engineer. The following topics are covered:

Digital System Design 
  • VHDL
  • FPGA
  • System on a chip
  • Interface electronics (incl. sensors)
  • Opamps
  • Transistors switching
  • Smart sensors (incl. practical training session)
Interface technology 
  • OSI Model
  • IoT, NFC, RFiD, LoRa, BLE, I2C, SPI, USB, CANBus systems
Signal integrity 
  • EMC
  • High-speed PCB Design
  • Analogue (filtering) and digital (DSB) signal processing
  • ARM (32-bit controller)

This module is normally part of the HBO (Higher Vocational Education) programme in Electrical Engineering. Therefore, upon successful completion, you will receive a HBO certificate in Embedded Hardware.

Soft & Business Skills

During this traineeship you can choose from the following soft skills and business skills training courses offered by Boertien Vergouwen Overduin. You and your fellow participants will complete a survey, and the top four courses will be selected based on the responses.

Year 1: ‘Me’ Year 2: ‘Me & others’
  • Effective communication & DISC
  • Staying strong and healthy at work
  • Time management
  • Being assertive at work
  • Personal strength and charisma
  • Giving stronger presentations with storytelling
  • Increase your emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Positioning + networking in a new organisation
  • Effective influence and cooperation
  • Managing your work with a better project-based approach
  • Advisory skills
  • Politics in organisations
  • Acting in a customer-oriented manner
  • Leading without force
  • Negotiation skills
  • Creativity & results

In addition to the above, you can also take more than 80 online training courses via YER. These e-learning modules from New Heroes are the best way to work on your competences whenever and wherever you like.

Coaching sessions

Personal coaching sessions will complete your learning process. In these sessions, you will  work with a NOBCO coach based on your talents and ambitions, using a personal development plan as a guideline.

About YER

YER has been operating as an employment agent since 1987. During this period, we have developed into an international player with extensive networks in various fields, including the technology sector.

We actively work with companies and create tailor-made solutions for current issues in the labour market. Talent Development Programmes are an example of such a solution, in which we provide customised services to both companies and highly educated young professionals.

Our offer for your career as International Hardware Engineer

If we select you for this Talent Development Programme, you will receive a fixed contract and salary from YER from day one. At the end of the contract, 95% of our participants become permanent employees at the company where they gain their work experience. Here are some of the other benefits:

  • Extensive skills training programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation service
  • Travel allowance
  • Other fringe benefits in consultation with the company where you will be working

Who are you?

You have a technical Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and a strong affinity with electronics or semiconductors. You are also ambitious and ready to learn a lot in a short period of time.


If you see yourself in the above profile and are enthusiastic about this opportunity, please contact us and we will get in touch with you.



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