Partnership between NRC Carrière and Vlerick Business School

One-Day Academy on 28 November 2014 for graduate professionals

Vlerick Business School is organising the ‘Vlerick Business Academy’ in partnership with NRC Carrière on 28 November this year, specifically for senior professionals. This one-day academy is an opportunity for managers and professionals in the Netherlands to become acquainted with Vlerick as an internationally renowned training institution in Belgium. The event will also be the first concrete manifestation of the partnership between Vlerick and NRC Carrière.

In authoritative rankings, Vlerick Business School has been the undisputed number one for management training in the Benelux region for years. However, we are still not very well known in the Netherlands,” says Patrick De Greve, General Director of Vlerick Business School. “That is something we wanted to change, so we have been looking for a media partner that would also offer added value in terms of content. NRC Carrière is a strong brand on the Dutch job market with a wide readership among graduate managers. That makes it the ideal match for us.

Likewise, Martijn Timman, Sales Director of NRC Carrière, is pleased to be joining forces with Vlerick: “Vlerick Business School is known for its quality, just like NRC Media, which is what unites our two brands. This partnership is the next step for NRC Carrière in intensifying our contact with our target group. We are already doing this successfully with various employers at the ‘Carrière Cafés’ in our own NRC Restaurant Café. Employment is the central focus of these events, whereas in our partnership with Vlerick the emphasis is on training and development. This partnership completes the picture.”

The one-day ‘Vlerick Business Academy – powered by NRC Carrière’ is targeted at all professional people aiming to look ahead and stay ahead. The short training course is intended to give participants an overall insight into how they can best prepare, as professionals, for a crucial role in the organisations of the future. Participants will set their own agenda, choosing sessions from a menu of five relevant topics and current trends (including leadership, strategy implementation, finance, digital strategy and job crafting). This is a unique but tried-and-tested concept: more than 1000 senior professionals in Belgium have already attended a Business Academy, with an average satisfaction score of 4.3 out of 5.  The event will be held at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. It will be followed by a networking dinner at the NRC Restaurant Café on the Rokin quayside.

About NRC Carrière

NRC Carrière is NRC Media’s job market platform. Cross-media advertising on NRC Carrière is possible at,, and NRC Weekend. The target group is 20 to 55 years old with a background in higher education, of whom 61% are employed but on the lookout for new opportunities.1) NRC Carrière attracts this target group by combining high-quality content online and offline with relevant job profiles. The blog and the job board combined receive 193 000 unique visitors per month.4) The Carrière section appears every Wednesday at, with more than 65 000 paying subscribers2) and a readership of 262 0002) people. NRC Weekend has more than 265 000 paying subscribers2) and a readership of 822 0003) people.

1) Dutch national survey of the labour market (Nationaal Onderzoek Arbeidsmarkt, NOA) 2013-II; basis: Dutch working population aged 18-60
2) Average circulation of NRC Weekend for Q1 2014 (including duplications) according to the NRC’s own figures; circulation of based on certified annual figures for 2013
3) NOM Print Monitor 2013.I/2013.II
4) Google Analytics monthly average for Q1 2014

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