LinkedIn revealed the best companies to work for in the Netherlands β€” so we checked their language requirements

The findings are promising!πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό

Finding a job in the Netherlands is hard, especially as an international. LinkedIn’s overview of the top Dutch companies to work for in 2024 is a great place to start, however. πŸ˜‰

The professional networking platform compiles an annual list ranking companies’ opportunities for career development, promotions, and new skills.

Top of everyone’s job-hunting wishlist, right?

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Whether you need flexible working options or are looking for an employer that actually cares about their workers, read on.

Oh, and we checked whether they offer English-speaking roles, so you don’t have to. πŸ‘‡

You will recognise the top three

If you’ve made a coffee, opened your computer, or checked your bank balance already this morning, then you’ve probably already encountered the company at the top of the list. πŸ₯‡

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Claiming the number one spot is household appliance giant Versuni, previously part of Phillips. You know, THE coffee machine makers and air fryer aficionados.

Next up is computer chip manufacturers ASML, followed by multinational banking and financial services provider Rabobank.

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The top two, Versuni and ASML, commonly offer tech-based opportunities in similar roles, such as Software Engineers, while Rabobank is the place for Financial Advisors and Business Analysts.

Which of the 15 can I work for as an English speaker?

You can’t just narrow down your job hunt to these top performers without considering the important stuff like location and, y’know, if they’ll actually hire you without speaking Dutch.

Let’s take a closer look at exactly who these top 15 companies are and what they can currently offer international workers:

Company nameLocations in the NetherlandsCurrent English-language opportunities
VersuniBrabantse Stedenrij, Randstad, Groningenβœ… Some
ASMLBrabantse Stedenrij, Randstad, Eindhoven regionβœ… Many
RabobankRandstad, Brabantse Stedenrij, Enschedeβœ… Some
SAPRandstad, Brabantse Stedenrij, ‘s-Hertogenbosch❌ Most roles require both Dutch and English
EPAM SystemsRandstadβœ… Some
NikeRandstad, Amsterdamβœ… Many
Kraft HeinzRandstad, Arnhem-Nijmegen, Amsterdamβœ… Some
ServiceNowRandstad, Amsterdam❓ Not clear
MedtronicBrabantse Stedenrij, Randstadβœ… Some
AP Moller – MaerskRotterdam❌ Most roles require both Dutch and English
KPMGRandstad, Brabantse Stedenrij, Amsterdam❓ Some, but not always clear
CotyRandstad, Amsterdamβœ… Multiple
MiroRandstad, Amsterdam❓ Some, but not always clear
DeloitteRandstad, Brabantse Stedenrij, Amsterdam❓ Not clear
UberRandstad, Amsterdam❌ Mostly roles require both Dutch and English
You can find more information about the current vacancies for each company in the top 15 by checking out LinkedIn’s official list.

What do you think of the job market in the Netherlands for internationals? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Lottie Gale πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Lottie Gale πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Lottie joins DutchReview as an editorial intern after gaining a Bachelor’s in English from her native England. She continues to pursue all things literature in her MA Literature Today at Utrecht University. She is loving life here, and the ever-looming rainclouds often make it feel like a home from home. Lottie arrived to complete her studies and hone her writing skills β€” she’ll stay for the Dutch tranquility, tulips and tompouce.

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