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Associate Program

The Associate Program is a full-time, extended summer job. The applications for 2024 are now closed, but you can get reminded for the Associate Program 2025.

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The Associate Program is a full-time, extended summer job in which you'll get to start working part-time already in the spring. You'll get to learn from a bunch of skilled professionals who don't take themselves too seriously. Master the secrets of digital commerce while having a good time with your fellow Roadies!

Associate Program

Exciting opportunities in digital sales

The Associate Program allows you to kickstart your career in digital sales. The Associate roles are usually in the realm of design, development and marketing technology, but open associate position might vary from year to year.

Even though the positions might seem quite clear-cut, we’re not looking to box people into set roles. Most of us may have one (or two) deeper expertise areas, but we all are interested in the wide variety of our work. If you’re a developer looking to learn more about analytics and marketing or marketer with a designer's toolbox, you’ll get the chance to work towards it. Every Roadie is free to explore multiple interests within our business domain. If you’d like to learn more, look at our Culture Code.

The application period for the 2024 Associate Program has closed already, but you can order a reminder for the Associate Programs 2025 application and our open positions.

Software Developer Associate

As a Software Developer Associate, you are interested in what happens under the hood of modern digital sales channels. You are business-minded and have some professional experience in either front or backend development. In this role, you will work in cross-competence teams that will support you in learning, and you’ll have the ability to create a real impact on our clients’ business.


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Marketing technology associate

As a Marketing Technology Associate, you are excited about digital sales and interested in results-oriented marketing. You might work on client projects ranging from search engine marketing to optimising digital campaigns and marketing automation programs, setting up analytics and tagging frameworks, or crunching data.


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Application deadline

The application period for the 2024 Associate Program opens on October 2nd 2023 and closes on November 26th 2023.

Start date

Your start date can be discussed based on your needs, but ideally, you would kick things off already in the spring. 

Work time

Part-time already before summer and full-time during summer.


After summer, if expectations have been met from both ends, you can continue part-time while you finish your studies (or full-time if you're graduating).


Recruitment process

We aim to select future Associates as soon as possible.

Step 1: First selections

After submitting your application you can expect to hear from us regarding the first selection soon after the application period has closed. The recruitment process for selected candidates consists of two phases: the video phase and the interview phase, and we'll keep you updated on the status of your application at each stage.

Step 2: Video question

Selected candidates receive a short video clip where one of our recruiters asks you one or two questions. Please makes sure to record your answers as a video clip and send it to us. The maximum length is just a few minutes, and it's enough to use your phone to record the clip. It's about how you answer and how you present yourself; no studio setup is necessary.

Step 3: Interview

Based on the video phase, we'll select the best candidates for on-site interviews (remote also possible). You'll meet two of us and discuss your past experience and skills, as well as your expectations and any questions about CR you may have. We'll usually ask you to present one of your previous projects, especially if you're applying for the development role.

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About Columbia Road

Selected highlights about us as a company


The Culture Code

Get to know us, the Roadies, and Columbia Road in this culture book. We wrote it ourselves as a team, and it's about how we see, feel, and live Columbia Road's culture, values, and mission — and everyday life on the Road.

Culture Code

Learning and training

An accelerated learning curve characterises the first years of any career. To support you on this journey, we have created a purpose-built training schedule for our associates complemented by regular mentoring sessions. Most of the real learning still happens within the projects you work on, and we’re prepared to give you lots of responsibility and support from more experienced Roadies so that you can make the most of it.

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Good Impact Program

An open source and social impact program supporting free time contributions for social good. We pay 15€/hour on top of regular salary for employees’ free time contributions to societally and environmentally positive causes where they get to use their professional skills.

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The perks

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Share program and bonus

When we succeed, everyone gets award equally. We value long-term impact over quick wins, and joined effort over individual contributions. All Roadies have the possibility to become share-owners of the company.

Comprehensive health services

We offer comprehensive health and wellness services to all of our employees, including mental wellbeing and sports benefits. Depending on your location we are also able to offer dental services.

Quality tools

You have a wide variety of quality tools (laptop, phone and other IT equipment) to use for your work. We also provide a phone plan.

Insurance and leaves

Our insurances cover you at work and your free time. Depending on your location this also includes travel during free-time. We encourage Roadies to take parental leave and give them the ability to decide on when to use their holidays.

Paid volunteering

Good Impact Program, an open-source and social impact program sponsored by Columbia Road, allows our people to do good by contributing to initiatives that are close to their hearts and minds - and get compensated for it.

Professional growth

We have established learning programs and frameworks to support our Roadies' professional growth. In addition, every Roadie gets a credit card they can use for professional learning. Books, courses, events, certifications - whatever you need.

Smooth everyday life

We want our employees to be able to focus on what is important. That's why we have various benefits (for example commuting, healthy snacks, and breakfasts) that make our employees' everyday life easier and smoother.

And more!

Depending on your location we have more additional benefits at your perusal. Please ask more during your interviews!

The Culture Code

Get to know us, the Roadies, and Columbia Road in this culture book. We wrote it as a team, and it's about how we see, feel, and live Columbia Road's culture, values, and mission — and everyday life on the Road.

Get the book