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Careers and Employability

Career Opportunities

The Netherlands is a popular destination for people to launch their careers. In fact, there are over 400,000 expats living and working in the country.

The Netherlands has the 15th largest economy in the world, making it a lucrative and stable place to work. It’s also home to several expanding international companies, including:

  • Aegon
  • Philips
  • KLM
  • Shell
  • ING Bank
  • Unilever

You can find University of Twente alumni – there are now more than 47,000 of them – almost all over the world. They work for a wide range of organizations, including Philips, Microsoft, Google, AkzoNobel, Shell, Unilever, Fortis ASML, Ericsson, Siemens, Heineken, General Electric, Nestlé, the United Nations, Audi, KLM-Air France, Deloitte, Capgemini, Thales and IBM.

Post-Study Work Permit

The Netherlands provides graduates with the opportunity they need to find a job or start their own company after completing their studies. The Orientation Year (Zoekjaar) Permit allows recent graduates from non-EU countries to stay in or come back to the Netherlands for a period of up to 12 months.

Post-study Work Permit
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