Salam was 18 when he fled Syria in 2015 and came to the Netherlands. First, he lived with his older brother in Amstelveen. A few months later he moved to Tiel. In the beginning it was strange and difficult because suddenly he was all alone.
During his first four years in the Netherlands, Ahmad was unemployed and became depressed. As soon as his NewBees traineeship as solar panel installer at Wattco started, his complaints disappeared.
Ali is a qualified doctor from Iraq who is not yet allowed to work as in the Netherlands. Thanks to NewBees, he found a job in healthcare and makes a valuable contribution to the Dutch healthcare sector.