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Date: 9 May 2022

Graduation assingment

Bring colour into your life

Are you looking for a challenging function in an inspirational environment in an international company? Then come and join our Research and Development department and work together with us to develop innovative and sustainable textile products to protect people, on and off the job.

Work location

Netherlands – Nijverdal

Business unit

Research & Development

Minimal education

Bachelor degree

Are you the best fit?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, curious and proactive team member who thinks in possibilities. Someone who likes to work within a dynamic and international organization where research is a true focus. Are you looking for an internship where you will grow your technical and research skills? Then come and join our Research & Development department. You will have the opportunity to perform a wide range of tasks, learn a lot and discover your true talents.

The research project

Colour is key for our protective fabrics. We offer a wide variety of colours on all kind of fabrics. Not only the specific colour should be accomplished, but also retaining the colour after multiple washes. In this assignment you will investigate how well the dyeing facility at our laboratory translates to our full scale facility in our plant. You will investigate different dyeing recipes on all kinds fabrics. These fabrics serves protection levels from light workwear to heavy industrial and emergency response. This will secure that we can provide the desired colour or the required high visibility colour to the professionals who counts on protection of our fabrics. Together we determine the research scope.

Personal characteristics & a profile we love to see

To ensure a great match to our company culture, we are looking for someone who:

  • Takes ownership of the project;
  • Someone who likes to go in depth and is curious about how things work;
  • You are independent, structured and you can work accurately;
  • You show initiative, are proactive, critical, and stress resistant;
  • You have good written and oral communication skills in English. In addition, Dutch is a plus;
  • You are currently a Bachelor or Master student in the field of Technical Textiles or Chemical engineering. Basic knowledge of dyestuff, fibers and dye processes is a pre;
  • Your office location is in Nijverdal, The Netherlands.


We are seeking someone who is currently looking for a thesis research and can start in September 2022. The duration of this paid internship opportunity is 6 to 10 months, depending on the research scope.

About TenCate Protective Fabrics

TenCate Protective Fabrics is enabling millions of people worldwide to be great at what they do. Generations of professionals in firefighting, emergency response, military, light and heavy industry, energy, oil and gas have been relying on our fabrics for safety, comfort and confidence. From the harshest working conditions to the welcoming sight of home. Because we recognize that the people we are protecting are unique individuals whose lives extend beyond work. Supporting their evolving needs, our innovations lead the way in user-centered design, technology and sustainability. At TenCate Protective Fabrics, we are proud to carry on our long-standing manufacturing tradition into the future as we continue to design, develop and produce fabrics that bring out the best in professionals. In work as well as in life.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


Do you think you are a great fit?

To apply, please send your application to Jolanda Bruins, interim HR Advisor, via j.bruins@tencatefabrics.com. For more information regarding this internship, you can contact Iris Krause, Product development engineer via l.Krause@tencatefabrics.com. Deadline for applying: July, 1st 2022.

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