How to get a job in the Netherlands

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Eastmen is one of the best recruitment agencies in the Netherlands. Since 2006 we have been recruiting professionals from Europe and placing them in Dutch companies. We are a fully certified agency, which proves that we apply a high standard to the work we do. We offer jobs Holland for foreigners with urgent departures in various fields, such as technical, chemical or logistics.

Why choose Eastmen?

  • Weekly payment (€)
  • Dutch contract and conditions
  • Pension plan*
  • Your own room
  • Car and fuel**
  • VCA (safety) examination***
  • Other certifications***

* after 6 months
** to-from work, above 10km
*** if required

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK IN THE NETHERLANDS?

If you are looking for a job where you can earn more money than in most European countries, then the Netherlands is an excellent choice! With a minimum wage of €1.701, 00 the Netherlands qualifies on the third place in Europe. At Eastmen we offer you a Dutch employment contract which means you will get paid according to Dutch standards.

WHAT DOES EASTMEN OFFER YOU?

Our recruiters are matchmakers. They try to match your skills to a job that fits you best. Our goal is to always make the perfect match, so that you and the company you work for, are both satisfied. That creates a win-win situation for everyone.

The recruitment process starts with your personal recruiter. During your first conversation he or she will try to answer all of your questions. The recruiter will provide you with all the necessary information needed to prepare for your (temporary) relocation to the Netherlands.

After arriving in the Netherlands, our coordinators will take over from the recruiter. They will pick you up from the airport, take you to the accommodation and help you get a bank account and a BSN (security number in the Netherlands).

In order to travel to your new job, you can rent a car from us. This is very convenient as you can also use it for private purposes. Great, right? Be careful with the speed limits in the Netherlands, especially with what is called ´traject controle´.

This is an area where your speed is measured when you enter it and when you exit it. If your average speed is higher than the speed limit, you will get a fine, 100%. You can download an app called Flitsmeister that will show you the speed limits and the traject controle areas. Of course, the easiest way to avoid a fine is by driving according to the speed limit. If you do not know what that is, then this app will help you out.

Our coordinators will also help you out when you have a problem or a question. They speak English, Romanian and Hungarian, so you can even ask them a question in your own language. Just send them an email and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Working in the Netherlands is made easy for you as we arrange everything and offer you assistance the entire time. We offer jobs in Holland for English speakers at serious companies, with modern equipment, very high standards of hygiene and safety. Convinced already? If not, keep reading! Otherwise check out our vacancy page and set the first step to your new job!

 

 

 

 

7 reasons to work in the netherlands

1. Job opportunities
The Netherlands has one of the richest and most stable economies in Europe. With a surface of 41.543 km², the Netherlands is a small country but full of new job opportunities. Some sectors such as the chemical, technical or logistics continue to grow and are in need of professional workers. These are also some of the sectors for which we have a lot of job openings!

2. Labour standards in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is in the top 10 of the countries that have a good balance between private and professional life. About 75% of women and 26% of men only work 36 hours a week. This way they have more free time to spend with their family and friends.

The Dutch also like to have a ´borrel´ with their colleagues, which means having a few drinks together on Friday after work. Nice, right?

3. High life expectancy
Life expectancy in the Netherlands is one of the highest in the world. This is due to a healthy environment with low pollution and good quality water, as well as their comfortable way of life – a good income and many employment and education possibilities. Because of this, the Dutch have more opportunities to save up and build a nice life for themselves. All this helps them maintain their 5th position in the top of the happiest countries in the world.

4. The Dutch people
Most people living in the Netherlands speak fluent English. You don’t have to worry if you don’t speak Dutch. The Dutch have a very rich cultural diversity and are accustomed to speaking English. They are also very friendly, welcoming and have a reputation for being a direct but tolerant people with foreigners.

5. The Dutch culture
You can visit various historic buildings, parks, as well as museums and galleries or you can just take a walk along the many water canals of the country. Did you know that 19% of the surface of the Netherlands is water?

The Netherlands and its history attract over 15 million tourists a year. They can enjoy some famous and tasty dishes, such as:

  • Patat (Dutch version of French fries, often served with mayonnaise, saté and onions)
  • Stroopwafel (a caramel syrup waffle, best when freshly made at the market)
  • Lots of different types of cheese
  • Dutch beer
  • Bitterballen (a type of meatball, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside)
Stroopwafels - Eastmen

6. Cycling
Cycling is the preferred mode of transport in the Netherlands and also a way of living. Everyone bikes. Most Dutch people own more than one bicycle. For the many jobs in Amsterdam, about 800,000 bicycles are used daily to commute through the capital. Cycling to work is not only faster (if you work in a busy city and live nearby), but it also improves your health, helps you save money on transportation and helps the environment. There are bike paths all over the country where you can ride your bike safely. So there is no reason not to bike, at least sometimes.

7. The Netherlands is a safe country
Moving to a foreign country can be overwhelming and stressful. Knowing that you are in a safe and welcoming place helps you feel more secure and eliminate stress. The crime rate in the Netherlands is one of the lowest in the world!

How to get a job in the Netherlands?

  1. Apply to one of our jobs in the Netherlands;
  2. Send the necessary documents required by your personal recruiter;
  3. Sign the employment contract;
  4. Buy your plane / bus ticket or travel by car;
  5. Go to the first day of work! Simple, right?

in which fields can you find JOBs IN THE NETHERLANDS?

The Netherlands offers many jobs for skilled workers. Especially in the technical, chemical, or logistics field we are constantly looking for skilled professionals like you! The Dutch companies we work with, small or large, all offer you a nice, friendly working environment with modern equipment and high standards of hygiene and safety. 

LATEST JOBS

Excellent jobs in a variety of sectors are just waiting for an experienced professional like yourself. What are you waiting for?

Nondestructive testing operator (NDT)
Would you like to work in highly developed cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Maastricht or Groningen? We are looking for NDT operators for our customers, Dutch companie..
Senior .NET developer in The Netherlands
We are hiring a senior .NET developer for an important telecommunications company from The Netherlands. If you are available for relocation and if you would like to use your experience in a challengin..
Industrial painter/ grit blaster
We are constantly looking for painters and grit blasters , available for immediate relocation to The Netherlands, in developed cities, such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Maastricht or Groningen. T..
CNC Machine Operators/Programmers for the Netherlands
Do you have experience in operating or programming CNC machines? Would you like to develop professionally, working with modern equipment, in a clean environment, in important cities from the Netherlan..
TIG and MIG-MAG Welders for The Netherlands
Are you an experienced welder and would you want to develop professionally working in a clean and modern environment, in The Netherlands? We are inviting you to learn more about our job offers. We are..
Truck drivers for The Netherlands
Are you an experienced truck driver and you would want to work in important cities from all around the Netherlands, like Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Maastricht or Groningen? We are collaborating wi..

Frequently asked questions

 

If you are looking for a job where you can earn a decent amount of money then the Netherlands is an excellent choice. The minimum wage in the Netherlands is much higher than in the rest of the European countries.

 

There are a lot of reasons to want to work in the Netherlands. The standards of living are high mainly because the minimum wage is quite high and there are a lot of work possibilities. The Dutch community is welcoming, used to foreigners, and most people speak English. The Dutch culture is rich and the Netherlands is a beautiful country, especially if you love water. There is a lot to visit and a lot of things that you can enjoy tasting. 

 

If you enjoy riding a bicycle, then the Netherlands is the right place for you. There are bicycle paths all over the country and more bicycles than people. Biking is also the preferred mode of transport so if you can get in shape and save some money!

 

The easiest way is to apply for a job through an agency such as Eastmen. We will arrange everything for you, such as a nice accommodation and an appointment to get your social security number. This way you don't have to worry about anything and can focus on your new job and adapt to a new country.

 

The Netherlands offers many jobs for skilled workers. Especially in the technical, installation, industrial, chemical or logistics field.

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