Mexico-Netherlands Strategic Programme for Energy Executives Training (EET)

The Mexico-Netherlands Strategic Programme for Energy Executives Training (EET) is an exchange programme for Mexican managers working in the energy sector. The programme includes two training courses and a two-week internship at a Dutch company.

As of 16 April 2018, the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands can apply for EET. Companies from Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba (the BES islands) or Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten can now join the programme.

The programme aims to create business opportunities between Mexican parties and Dutch companies.

Economic relations

Through the programme, Mexican managers working in the energy sector will gain an increased understanding of how to do business internationally. At the same time, they’ll gain knowledge on how to strengthen their skills to successfully develop economic relations with Dutch partners.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( is in charge of the organisation and implementation of the programme  for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. The programme is part of a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy between Mexico and the Netherlands.

Content of the programme

Prior to the traineeship in the Netherlands, the Mexican managers will receive a week-long training on site in Mexico. Then they will attend a second week of training in the Netherlands, followed by the two-week traineeship.

The training courses will include the following topics:

  • how to do business in an international setting and in the Netherlands;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, local capacity/content development;
  • Unique Selling Points of the Dutch energy sector;
  • identifying opportunities for the Mexican energy sector;
  • international business development;
  • best practices in Health, Safety and Environmental management;
  • best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • cultural aspects in international business;
  • international Human Resource Management;
  • the experience of Dutch companies working in Mexico, e.g. Shell and Boskalis.

Attention will also be paid to the development of the participants’ personal skills during the training course. The traineeship provides participants and Dutch companies with the opportunity to look into entering partnerships and doing business together.

Outline of the programme for 2018

Registration and selection 22 February up to and including 21 May
Invitation of candidates end of May
Training in Mexico1 week18 up to and including 22 June
Matchmaking February up to and including August
Training in the Netherlands1 week20 up to and including 24 August
Traineeship2 weeks27 August up to and including 7 September

Registration and Financial Arrangements

Apply by sending your application package to the Dutch Embassy in Mexico City. Dutch companies are also able to nominate Mexican managers. See this page to find out how to apply and the financial arrangements. Registration for Mexican Managers for this year's programme was open up to and including 21 May 2018.

If you are a company based in the Netherlands and interested in offering a traineeship, you can contact us by e-mail:

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