‘I currently work three days a week as a junior data analyst in the Recruitment department at NN, but I started as an intern. As part of my applied mathematics degree, I was looking for an internship where I could get some experience with data because I want to do a Master’s in data science after my degree. I was attracted by working for a large company with a good reputation. I had heard of Nationale-Nederlanden of course from the campaigns on radio, TV and social media. While I was browsing NN’s vacancy site, I came across the Data Analyst HR internship, which was exactly what I was looking for.’

Magic with data
‘During my internship in the Recruitment & HR department, I was involved in automating dashboards and in analysing trends based on the available data. In this department, I was the one with the data knowledge and skills, so I could really help out my colleagues. They even thought that I could do magic with data and didn’t make a secret of their admiration. This contributed of course to a pleasant working environment. When more and more people found out that I was an intern here, I was given more and more interesting projects, which meant that my work became increasingly varied.’

‘I worked in Rotterdam and The Hague, but was also allowed to work from home, which meant that no two days were the same and each day was a new start. I normally worked at both locations from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, I spent half a day working at home.’

Huge support
‘I was given huge support during my internship. I had regular talks about the work with my supervisor, and we looked at issues and solutions together. She also regularly took me to meetings that involved figures and data. I also learnt a lot of course about the different aspects of HR and recruitment, which I would never have encountered in my studies. This is what makes an internship very interesting.’

Pleasant atmosphere
‘I found NN’s core values – care, clear and commit – reflected in the workplace and in the atmosphere in the office. I got to know a lot of people. There’s a pleasant and collegial atmosphere here and we laugh a lot. Sometimes we go for a drink at the end of the day. Everyone is interested in everyone else. Not just in your work, but also in what you do in your spare time. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at NN. I really couldn’t have asked for a better internship, so I’m incredibly pleased that I was offered a job here.’

 

Joyce den Daas,
Data Analyst, Human Resources, NN Group