Brocolli Mechanical Harvest

Hbo Warmenhuizen

Bejo is an internationally operating Dutch family company specialised in breeding, production and sales of vegetable seeds. The quality of our product is our top priority. Together with our highly motivated and committed staff, we want to boost our innovative company’s growth worldwide.

The colleagues of the Sales department are responsible for selling and advising on vegetable seeds worldwide within six sales areas. For the area Western Europe we are looking for a motivated student to do a market study about the future of broccoli mechanical harvest. This internship will take place in Warmenhuizen (The Netherlands).


Broccoli mechanical harvest

Availability of hand labor is becoming an increasing issue. As a result of this many initiatives have started to mechanize the harvest of Broccoli. Which technique will become the ultimate solution to be able to harvest Broccoli full automatically? That is the question where you need to find the answer by doing desk research and market investigation in especially the main markets in Spain, USA and Mexico. You will interview machine builders and growers to understand their concerns and requirements.

Based upon this research you will develop an advice to Bejo what requirements are needed for the future Broccoli to be harvested mechanically. Also you will develop by combining all information input for our sales colleagues to bring knowledge and have the right conversation about future mechanical harvest of broccoli with our customers.



  • An agricultural education at HBO level
  • Interest in new techniques and their application in the agricultural field
  • The ability to work independently and proactively
  • Communication skills in Dutch and English, Spanish is an advantage.
  • In possession of driving license B (in connection with travel between the different locations)



During this internship, you will have the opportunity from day one to develop independently and in a team. Our informal company culture offers plenty of potential for personal initiative. In addition to growth in personal development, you will of course receive good coaching on your internship assignment. You will receive an internship allowance and shortly after the start of your internship you will be invited for an introduction day where you will get to know the entire company process.

Want to know more first? Please contact Jolanda Duineveld, Area Crop Manager, telephone number +31623550908. On our websites and you can find more information about our company and colleagues.

Are you interested in this internship? Upload your CV and motivation letter via de button ‘solliciteer direct’ on