We are Undutchables

Undutchables Recruitment Agency, the international business recruitment pioneer in the Netherlands, has a proven track record in international job matching and placement.

We help both starters and executive candidates, fluent in languages other than Dutch, advance their careers in the Netherlands.

For those hiring, we recruit highly trained international personnel who speak your clients’ language and understand  their culture.

Do you want to further your career in the Netherlands? Are you looking for a native speaker to develop your business? We’ll help you find the perfect match. 

Our team


Mark van der Velden

Recruitment Consultant

mark.vandervelden@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)30 - 238 22 28

"Smile, don’t worry, life is awesome!"

A recruitment consultant at our Utrecht office, Mark brings a great sense of humor and positivity to the team. He works hard at ensuring that our candidates find the right job and his impeccable customer service makes him a firm favorite of our clients. In his spare time he likes to prepare delicious meals for his family and friends. If you happen to know of any great places to eat in the Netherlands, please let him know, he is always on the look out for a great new restaurant to visit!


Frances Veenhuijsen

Recruitment Consultant

frances.veenhuijsen@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)20 623 13 00

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will"

Frances is a recruiter in our Amsterdam office. Originally from New Zealand, her Dutch roots brought her to the Netherlands five years ago. Having studied Psychology, she enjoys the intersection in her work of learning and understanding organizational cultural differences and needs, and matching those with the ambitions and experiences of candidates. She likes to go to the gym and then eat chocolate, because life is about balance. 


Adela van Schaick

Office Assistant

adela.vanschaick@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)20 623 13 00

"Don’t call it dream, call it a plan"

Our Amsterdam Office Assistant Adela takes good care of her colleagues and all the Amsterdam candidates. She ensures that every lunch in the Amsterdam office is special. Adela loves to spend time with her daughters and enjoys working even more after a mommy day.


Oliver Gell

Recruitment Consultant

oliver.gell@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)30 - 238 22 28

"Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is specifically your own"

Oliver is client and candidate focused, and has strong communication and interpersonal skills. He loves to build relationships and pass on his experience about living in the Netherlands since he moved from London. When he isn’t at work he is supporting Arsenal and playing pool with friends.

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Added value of internationals

They bring diversity in the workplace. 

It brings with it unique strengths and can complement well the weaknesses. Another advantage of the diversity is the opportunity for employees’ personal growth. Being exposed to new ideas, cultures and perspectives can help the team to reach out intellectually and gain a clearer view of their surroundings and their place in the world…

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How Undutchable are you?

Are you an international worker? Does your experience translate to an intercultural work floor? 

Take our quiz to find out, how Undutchable you are!

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Added value of internationals

Due to my international background I’ve been exposed to many different working cultures, different working methods and many different situations that I would have not experienced if I stayed in my home country. I strongly believe this exposure is the added value I bring to the company because thanks to the experiences I’ve had, I’m quicker and more flexible when it comes to reacting to changes or when it comes to fit into new responsibilities. 

FAQ

FAQ for Candidates

How can Undutchables help me find a job?

The first step in finding a suitable job through Undutchables is by creating a profile on our website and uploading an up to date CV. We will start looking for suitable positions for you, however, we also would request that you apply directly to the vacancies which suit your work experience and interest. When you apply to a vacancy your application will be sent directly to our recruiters who will then get in touch with you. Find more information on the recruitment process here.

How can I get a work permit for the Netherlands?

If you are an EU citizen you are allowed to work in the Netherlands (except for citizens of Croatia). If you are a non-EU citizen the chance of obtaining a work permit is very limited. For some groups of non-EU citizens there are exemptions (for example for partners, students and highly skilled migrants). Read more about work permits here

Can I find a job in the Netherlands when still living abroad?

Finding a job while living abroad is more challenging when you do not already live here. It depends on your willingness and your flexibility. You cannot get a job without having face-to- face interviews. If a job opportunity arises we will first arrange an intake interview with us at Undutchables. When you are invited for an interview at the company next, you have to be willing and able to attend a face to face meeting at short notice and at your own costs.  

What kind of jobs are available at Undutchables?

All of our vacancies are in the international business sector, ranging from administrative support to executive level positions. These jobs need the command of a specific (combination of) language(s). We do not provide production work. Check out our vacancies here

How can I meet the Undutchables Recruitment Consultants?

As soon as we have a matching vacancy for you, we will invite you to visit one of our Undutchables offices for a face-to-face interview. There is no need to drop by our offices. If you would like to meet our Recruitment Consultants and other internationals in an informal way, check out our intake and after work drink events.

Am I an Undutchable?

We provide jobs for candidates who have international business work experience, speak English fluently, and preferably other languages on a native or fluent level. This includes Dutch speakers, with international experience. So for everyone who feels Undutch and Able! Check out our latest vacancies here.

Want to know how Undutchable you are? Check out our fun quiz!

FAQ for Clients

What kind of candidates does Undutchables match?

Our candidates are qualified and experienced in these fields:  administration, customer service, sales, marketing, logistics, IT, HR, finance, executive management. We have positions for enthusiastic starters to experienced executive candidates and temporary to long-term employees.

Which types of contracts are possible?

Looking for full-time, part-time, temporary or long-term employees who fit your corporate culture? We can find the right candidate for your job vacancy needs and employ them with the right recruitment service:

  • temporary employment  (uitzenden): temporary contract
  • recruitment and selection (werving & selectie): direct placement
  • secondment (detachering): project-based contract
  • executive recruitment: direct placement of top-level candidates

What are your placement rates?

With a database of over 40,000 candidates (and growing), we can find the ideal candidates with relevant language and work experience to match your vacancies. During our selection process, we always focus on whether a candidate fits your corporate culture. Our placement rates are excellent. In the past five years our number of successful international placements grew to 4,000 (800 a year). We can handle your staffing challenges whether you are a small company or a multinational.

Is Undutchables a reliable partner?

Undutchables is member of the ABU (Federation of Private Employment Agencies) and has been awarded the Dun & Bradstreet Rating 1 certificate for being a sound and trustworthy company.

What kind of pre-employment services does Undutchables offer?

As a full service provider, we offer these additional pre-employment services:

  • Psychological Assessments in the native language of the candidate 
  • Language and Computer Assessments

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