Traineeship newcomers

Do you want to get to know the Dutch labor market? And use your experience in a Dutch working environment? Yes! NewBees is happy to help you find a traineeship. Regardless of where you come from, where you want to go, your Dutch language skills. And whether or not you have work experience.

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The Traineeship in a nutshell

  • We focus on your talents and ambitions.
  • You’ll gain work experience and get to know the Dutch culture and labor market.
  • You’ll build a local network.
  • You’ll practice with the Dutch language.
  • You’ll receive personal guidance from our matchers.
  • Half of our team consists of fellow newcomers. We understand your situation and background.
  • During your traineeship, you follow workshops.
  • All newcomers are welcome at NewBees. Regardless of status, previous work experience, education or language skills.

During the traineeship, you learn a lot about the Dutch culture. You’ll also build a local network. This means that you get to know a lot of people. During the traineeship you also practice the Dutch language. “Jargon”, for example. These are words that are often used in your work, also called “professional language”. Our team consists of local toppers and fellow-newcomers.

When you apply for a NewBees Traineeship, our team will contact you. From then on, a matcher will be your contact person. Together we look at your talents and experience. Your matcher will then search for the right traineeship via our online platform; a workplace that matches your wishes and talents. During your traineeship you’ll follow our workshops. Your matcher is always there for you for all your questions!

Newbies who came before you


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.

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Since September 2020, Khouzama works as a volunteer at the Zonnebloem. She would like to pursue her career in the legal profession.

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Before coming to the Netherlands in 2015, Fadwa worked as a lawyer in Syria for 15 years. Here she is not (yet) allowed to work in her field.

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