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 here in Utrecht, you’ll find copious options to do so. Volunteering can be an excellent way to settle into a new country and can be particularly useful and fulfilling for those who miss using their skills, are looking to meet new friends and expand their network, and are looking for a reason to get out and be productive.
Join the ACCESS helpdesk in the heart of Utrecht to support your fellow-expats! Support the expat community here in Utrecht by providing information and guidance in English via face to face communication, email or phone.
· Find out more about volunteering with ACCESS here in Utrecht:
· Submit your application here: http://volunteer.access-nl.org/
· Find out more about volunteering with ACCESS:
For more volunteering options, visit www.vcutrecht.nl (in Dutch), or you can ask in person (in English) for more options at the ACCESS helpdesk at the Expat Center Utrecht. If you’re specifically interested in working with refugees, visit 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!