Royal Van Lent, one of the two Feadship yards, has been awarded Best Educational Company 2007 by the Dutch Association of Centres of Expertise on Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market. The award was established by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science in 1996 and is annually presented to a company with top quality educational and internship policies for young professionals.
The jury described Royal Van Lent as a company providing a great opportunity for apprentices to develop themselves and as having excellent ties with affiliated schools and academies. They commended the fact that employees on all levels were offered the chance to develop and educate themselves further. The jury also remarked on the overall passion among the staff for their craft and the loyalty shown towards Royal Van Lent.