DPG Media headquarter

Our company

DPG Media is a leading Media Group in Belgium, The Netherlands & Denmark. On the surface, we are the name behind more than 90 strong brands like HLN, AD, VTM, Qmusic, De Morgen, NU.nl, Tweakers, Libelle, and many more. But in reality, we fuel our entire business with technology.


Build IT Academy

DPG Media creates the opportunity for IT-starters to join the high-tech workfloor, where the default is trust. In these 9 months traineeship you have the freedom to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you.

During the first weeks of our Build IT Academy, you will receive a crash course in DPG Media IT. After these initiation weeks, you will gain the necessary skills in three of our 95 squads. In the meantime, you will  get to know everyone at fun networking events and be involved inside real projects. You will also have the opportunity to obtain important certificates (AWS to name one). After completing the traineeship, your innovative career at DPG Media can really take off. 

START to Build IT

Find the hidden Job Offer

You’ve already surpassed the first test finding the hidden job offer, and finishing our game. Now, register and answer some short questions. Should work, right?

IT Speed dating

In order to be selected for a paid traineeship at the Build IT Academy, an open mindset and willingness to learn is very important. Therefore, our recruiters and future managers would like to meet you! You will be invited to one of our buildings in Belgium or The Netherlands.

Meet our IT Directors

Great, you passed the interviews. Well, the next step is to introduce yourself to our directors in a remote meeting and get to know their teams.

Get started at our vibrant high-tech company

When the wheat is separated from the chaff, our future tech colleagues remain. Welcome aboard to our Build IT Academy! In September your traineeship will begin!
DPG Promis

Your training, our promise

1. A nine-month paid traineeship at DPG Media IT - BENE
2. Build a solid foundation for your professional network
3. Learn directly from our experienced IT/tech professionals
4. Work with our cutting-edge technology or built tools yourself
5. Individual approach: immerse yourself in the domains that interest you
6. Unique IT learning experience at the biggest Media Company of the Benelux
7. A priceless added value for your CV
8. After a successful traineeship your DPG Media IT-career can really start!

Our IT Ambassadors

The Build IT Academy has given me a unique opportunity that I would definitely take again.

Dylan Hulin

Academy Trainee 2021 - Security Engineer

We’re a tech company and a media company. I love how driven and ambitious DPG Media is.

Sylvie van Nieuwerburgh

Product Owner

We’re not afraid to experiment, learn, and even fail. We have an entrepreneurial spirit

Maarten Witteman

Area Manager B2B & Advertising

DPG Media is extremely interesting, because we have everything: online, newspapers, magazines, TV,...

Leslie Jacobs

IT director Business Applications

At DPG Media, we love new initiatives, and they pop up everywhere.

Remmelt Beckers

Agile Portfolio Manager

Real trust, real responsibility, real pride

Petra Van Veen

Scrum Master Freemium Platform (AD, HLN)



What are the requirements to participate?

1. You have completed a basic training with a focus on IT or you have already gained a first experience in the workplace. Do not hesitate!
2. You have a great passion for technology, you want to work innovatively and you are a real team player.
3. You are all set to be immersed in the work field and are motivated to give the best of yourself. Let's go!


I will not graduate until September, can I participate?

If you can find time to participate in our selection process, you are certainly welcome to register.


How many participants are admitted?

No maximum number of participants has been set, we want to give a chance to all young IT talents who meet the registration conditions. 


Part 1

To participate, apply as a candidate. You enter a number of personal details here, but these are crucial to be able to proceed to the next round. After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.


Part 2

There will be a first screening by our recruiter.


Part 3

If you pass the first screening, you will be invited for an interview in one of our offices. There you’re able to meet our recruiters and future managers.


Part 4

Are you among our last remaining? Then you will be introduced to our IT management. This is also the last step in the process. You will get feedback within the week after your conversation with IT management.


Will I receive personal feedback?

As the process progresses, the feedback will become more focused and personal.


How will I be notified whether or not I will proceed to the next round?

All communication will go through your specified e-mail address. So be sure to keep an eye on your mailbox to not miss any information.


What if I am occupied during the selection procedure?

We understand, of course, that you may already have plans. However, we are convinced that you can successfully complete our selection trajectory anywhere. If you are invited to the speeddates, we can optionally have this conversation on remote.


What does this mean for me financially?

The salary associated with this traineeship will be a competitive starter's salary, determined by DPG Media.


What if I have additional questions?

If you cannot find your question in our FAQ, you can send an email to the following email address: builditacademy@dpgmedia.be. We will try to answer you as soon as possible.