We are fully aware that the required move to The Netherlands is a huge challenge, to give you a small impression what it means to live in The Netherlands, we have listed some useful information below.
Werkum is an employment and human resource consulting agency. We are constantly in search of the best professionals and talent in the field of Construction, Electrical & Installation Technology and ICT.
Are you passionate about working in The Netherlands? Then Werkum is the right agency for you!
We offer a wide range of job opportunities at (International) clients in The Netherlands and we will support you in finding a place to live. As well and if needed, we will support your partner in finding suitable employment.
Job placement is a process that can take up 2 to 3 months. It is a process of personal contact (getting to know each other), consulting, presenting and creating the right feeling for candidate and client. It is a very delicate process in which Werkum has a supporting and mediating role. We have to go through the process carefully, together, step by step.
Living Costs and Salary
The costs for rent, gas and electricity ,vary per accommodation, region and are also dependent on your own wishes. The total costs are starting at approximately € 600 (for a small studio). The more square meters and the shorter the distance to a city centre, the higher the costs.
The costs for a health insurance vary between € 80 and € 120 per person per month, depending on your package and wishes.
Gross salary per month (before Taxes):
€ 2,300 – € 2,650, junior 1-3 years of knowledge/experience
€ 2,650 – € 3,300, medior 3-7 years of knowledge/experience
€ 3,300 – € 4,500, senior >7-15 years of knowledge/experience
€ 4,500 – € ………, management > 15 years of knowledge/experience
On top of that:
travel allowance for work and / or business kilometers (in The Netherlands) for € 0.19 per km
Furthermore, the total salary can vary among other things by the level of your education (Bachelor or Master of Science), whether you fulfill a manegerial position, the company you work for, terms of employment, region and your specialty.
Facts about the Netherlands
We have listed a few interesting facts about The Netherlands:
The Netherlands is a small country with a surface area of 41,540 km2, of which 27% lies below sea level
The Netherlands is a democratic kingdom within power is shared by the king/queen, the ministers and parliament
The country is divided into 12 provinces. The provinces each have their own representatives and governors
There are about 17 million inhabitants. The Netherlands is therefore one of the most densely populated countries in the world
The official language is Dutch. Most people also speak English, and many master the German and French languages as well
The Netherlands is a founding member of the European Union (EU)
The Netherlands has an open economy, which is one of the world’s top 20 biggest economies
The country has a very effective infrastructure and excellent public transport
The currency is the Euro (€)
a Higher Vocational Education (Bachelor) or University Education (Master of Science)
analytical ability, inventiveness, judgment and responsibility
pragmatic attitude, good social and communicative skills
challenging projects in the field of Construction, ICT and Electrical/Installation Technology
excellent primary and secondary employment conditions