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Working in shipbuilding

Working in shipbuilding is more than just a profession. It requires dedication and understanding of all the processes involved in building a well-functioning ship.

Working in shipbuilding

Our employees work in naval companies all over the Netherlands for smaller, medium sized and large companies. They ensure that every day, a new ship part is being built according to the highest standards. 

We manage to bring together professionals with different specialties so that we can be sure that all the personnel needs of a shipbuilding company are fulfilled. 

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I’ve been working with DB Work since 2015, as a naval plater, here in the Netherlands. I chose to stay here for a longer period of time as we receive plenty of benefits: transport, housing, paid leave, and a salary that arrives on time every month.


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Working as a shipbuilder

Shipbuilding is a dynamic industry that is continuously developing. The Netherlands are a leading country when it comes to shipbuilding. Being a shipbuilder means being a part of a legacy. Most of our employees work in famous shipyards all over the Netherlands and they are subject to the most stringent security and safety regulations.

The most frequent jobs in shipbuilding are for platers, welders, electricians, carpenters, painters, and many more.

Training courses

In order to be able to work in shipbuilding, you will need the VCA certificate, which stands for safety and environment standards. If you already have this certification, you will be able to start work immediately. If you do not have a VCA certificate, you might be required to take the exam to obtain it. Other pieces of training and certifications may or may not be offered to you by the company you will be working for.

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