Ilse de Heer (Founder & Initiator & Chairman of the Jury)
Ilse is an entrepreneur who has extensive experience in the field of employer branding, recruitment and the development of young talent programs. She helped companies to achieve and improve their recruitment goals and the quality of their Traineeship.
She initiated the election of the Best Traineeship Benelux for the first time in 2006 with the objective to identify traineeships for the best career start for young high potentials.
For Ilse the importance of this election is, to help young talent to get a better understanding about quality Traineeships and, at the other hand, to help companies who wants to invest in the quality of their Traineeship.
Kieran Canisius (Member of the Jury)
Kieran is an entrepreneur who has extensive experience in business development, operations, and training in the pharmaceutical industry. After receiving her MSc. at Maastricht University, Kieran led and created CRAcademy, which provided in-company training, e-learning courses and an accredited CRA Traineeship within DOCS, a division of ICON plc.
Her successful Traineeship was accredited by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and is still recognized as the ‘gold-standard’ for the supplement of clinical research professionals.
Kieran is one of the founders and Managing Director of Seuss Consulting (www.consultseuss.com), a life sciences boutique recruitment & consulting company with headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Marco Koot (Member of the Jury)
Marco is an independent consultant with a broad experience in People Development. After being a People Manager for more than 10 years in various positions, he has been active over a decade as a HR consultant in the field of Selection and Development of people and organisations alike.
In recent years he has been involved in setting up a traineeship at the customer’s location, he has been asked to advice several times as an Independent Advisor during trainee selection days and did train several organisations in effectively conduction selection interviews with trainees. He has as a strong believe that the effectiveness of people development will increase when people are able to experiment with new behaviour and skills in their daily work environment. Traineeships is the best possible choice to realise such empowerment.
Toke Atsma (Member of the Jury)
Toke is people manager ‘pur sang’. As Senior Line Manager with a background as Trainer and Personal Coach it is Toke’s passion to bring out the best in teams and individuals. It is her strong believe that personal growth and development are key to professional and organizational success. Traineeships are a perfect playground for developing and engaging talents.
With 25+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Health Care Industry, Toke successfully supports Clinical Research Professionals being effective in their position and growing into the next level of their career. She also successfully developed and implemented traineeships for high potentials in both pharmaceutical and Health Care organizations, involving and inspiring relevant departments within the organizations to participate.