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‘You don’t need a technical background to fit in the Philips IT team. We want to give young people with passion about technology a chance, and show them how awesome it is to work at Philips and contribute to our mission to make the world healthier and more sustainable.  

We see people joining us with a business information management or marketing background, but there is also someone in my team who had studied Arabic in undergraduate degree. This diversity of people is great and exactly what we want.  In two years we learn them about the future of IT, how to become business-minded IT leaders and realize innovations.  

We challenge them to think about how they want to contribute to the IT world.  We now have 28 Business and IT trainees. Six of them will complete their traineeship in January, so that’s really exciting! Our dream is to create an IT talent community, where young talents interested in technology can do internships, write thesis and grow leadership with Philips IT!

Five years ago I never thought I would be working in the tech world, but I think it’s amazing and I want to convey this message.’

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