Finding work in a new country can be challenging for several reasons, be it not knowing how to start your search, unknown subtleties in the application process or other cultural or linguistic differences. However, when it comes to the Utrecht Region, we do all we can to create an environment that is welcoming and encouraging international talent. We actively look outwards when it comes to international business development, ensuring that not only there are many opportunities for non-Dutch speakers but that you will have a solid introduction to the region and work culture. When you factor in that unemployment levels here are among the lowest in the EU, the odds of you advancing your career in the Utrecht Region are undoubtedly in your favour. The Utrecht Region job portal will give you a sense of this, providing a real-time overview of all non-Dutch speaking vacancies and assignments in the region. You can explore thousands of non-Dutch speaking vacancies currently available throughout the region – and new jobs are added every day!
We are a community that likes to help one another, and you’ll find copious options to do so. For all things volunteering, go to www.vcutrecht.nl (in Dutch), or you can ask in person at the information desk at the Expat Center Utrecht. If you’re specifically interested in working with refugees, go to Vluchtelingenwerk Midden Nederland at www.vwmn.nl (in Dutch).
To assist internationals upon arrival and during their first months in the Netherlands, a carefully curated collaboration has been set up with private service providers. This Partnership Programme offers assistance to internationals by connecting them with relevant and reliable service providers in a wide variety of international related sectors. In the employment sector, this includes recruitment agencies, personal development programmes, traineeships and more.
Take a look at the map below to find our partners that can help you to get a job in the Utrecht Region!