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Human Resources Intern

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.


Schiphol, Amsterdam Area


From the Retail Support Store in Schiphol, we provide support and shared services to the country organizations in the areas of supply chain, information technology, finance, category management and human resources. The HR team is focussing on new flexible ways of deploying HR activities, always with our local countries in mind. We are responsible for HR in the broadest sense of the word: HR Operations, Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development, Recruitment, Talent Management, Onboarding, HR Analytics and Employee engagement.

Report To

HR Business Partner

Direct reports

Not applicable

Main purpose of the role

On the one hand, as a Human Resources Intern at the Retail Support Store, you will be working closely together with the HR Business Partner, the Human Resources Intern will perform hands-on and organizational support in the areas of social media, talent activation, and deployment of local initiatives & HR projects. This is the ideal opportunity for someone who wants to work, learn and support an international HR team. You will assist the managers (internally) with the recruitment, selection and onboarding process. On the other hand, you will support employee engagement with preparing activities &announcements, contributing to Employee Engagement Survey and follow-up processes.


The HR & Recruitment Internship will be focused around topics such as:

Recruitment / search, selection and legislation

Place vacancies on LinkedIn and universities platforms

Search for top talents on LinkedIn

Proactively contact candidates

Read cv’s and make first call screening with candidates

Use the recruitment tool (SAP Success Factors) and manage candidates’ status

Improve job descriptions

Do research on the latest technological developments in recruitment

Be informed about the work visa restrictions that the Dutch legislation requires when hiring people from abroad

HR operations

Organizing interviews

Understanding and sending the salary review form to candidates

Work with assesment tool (test) for selecting external candidates and for development purposes internally for the employees, archiving the test results of the employees

Preparing presentations regarding activities, employee engagement meetings and relevant topics


Reaching out to universities of applied science and research universities, looking for ways to find suitable interns

Instructing the managers how to work with our talent management system

Looking after the recruitment process and system, following-up the status of the position and candidates, making sure the managers update the system

Supporting the onboarding process and communication, facilitating the newcomer’s integration in the company.

Taking part in meetings with the HR Business Partner to develop HR-related practices

Keeping the intranet up to date, working closely with Internal Communications Department

Required qualifications/level of education

You are currently studying HR or Business Administration and looking for a full time (non- thesis) Internship for a period of six months. Both bachelor as well as master students are invited to apply.

The candidate must be eligible to work in the EU.

Strong/Fluent knowledge of English (written & spoken) is a must

Key skills, knowledge and experience

A self-starter with a sense of professionalism.

High level of energy, independent and organized, and takes ownership of projects and delivers with results

Positive, outgoing, customer first, Figure- it- out- and- get- it- done- attitude.

Highly adaptable to new environments; with a natural ability to embrace learning, change and develop through experience.


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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