National Debating Championship for Trainees hosted once again in Facilicom Group head office


On Friday 29 November, the Facilicom Group head office on Karel Doormanweg in Schiedam staged the National Debating Championship for Trainees for the fourth time. During the event – organised by Facilicom Group in collaboration with the DebatAcademie – both novice and seasoned debaters competed against each other.

The day kicked off with a master-class by Roderik van den Bos and Gijs Weenink for inexperienced and experienced debaters. The trainees were then able to put what they had learned into practice. Afterwards, the winning teams faced off against each other and competed for the title of National Debating Champion for Trainees.

Facilicom helps integrate young professionals

‘Participants in a debating tournament learn ten times more from the tournament than from a training course,’ explains Gijs Weenink of DebatAcademie. ‘We are happy to host this annual event for trainees. Together with the DebatAcademie, we are proud to help integrate young professionals in leading organisations in the Netherlands,’ adds Geert van de Laar on behalf of Facilicom Group.

Participating parties

The participating organisations in the National Debating Championship for Trainees include Rijkswaterstaat, Schuttelaar and Partners, Bakkerij Barendrecht, ABN Amro, Voedingscentrum, TNO and Facilicom Group. If you would also like to participate, visit https://nkdt.nl/ and sign up.