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


Mariken van Muilwijk

Recruitment Consultant

mariken.vanmuilwijk@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)40 237 33 95

"Forget the mistake, remember the lesson"

Mariken is a cheerful person and the latest addition to our Eindhoven team! With her sincere interest in people, her open attitude and energetic approach she easily creates an environment in which people feel comfortable and can be themselves. This enables her to match the right candidate to the right company and position. When she is not working, you can find Mariken in a good restaurant or cosy bar. Mariken does yoga to relax and body pump to keep fit. She also has a little dog, which she loves to go on walks with. 


Marley Hornstra

Recruitment Consultant

marley.hornstra@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)30 - 238 22 28

"One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy"

Marley moved to the Netherlands from Melbourne, Australia. She came here to get back in touch with her Dutch roots, learn a new language and explore Europe. Her passion for experiencing and learning about different cultures was realized during her time living in London. Marley is able to relate to her candidates from her personal experience with living abroad and really enjoys being able to help other Undutchables get their best start in the Netherlands. In her free time, Marley loves to cook and eat out, socialize, travel to new places, read, do group exercise and binge on a good Netflix series.


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.


Ilse Bakker

Branch Manager

ilse.bakker@undutchables.nl
+31 (0)20 623 13 00

"Life is better when you’re laughing"

Our branch manager of Amsterdam is a stable factor within Undutchables. As a true people manager Ilse inspires her team who love to work with her. Through her strong commercial drive and leadership, her teams reach the set goals easily. Ilse loves to travel and is always open for a good conversation and a laugh. When the sun is out you can find her cruising the canals of Amsterdam with her family.

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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!

Why do you need a copy of my ID?

COPY ID PROOF: AS FROM 1 JANUARY 2018 NEW RULES FOR EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Employers are obliged to check the identity of employees, to assess the residency status and to keep a copy of the identity document in the administration. These operations will apply not only to employees / temporary employees, but as of 1 January 2018 also to job-seekers who have not yet been made available to a client but are eligible for it.

This is a consequence of an adjustment of the Workforce Allocation Act by intermediaries (Waadi). The reason for the amendment of the law is that it is desirable that it can be checked at an early stage (ie already during the recruitment and selection process) whether candidates are authorized to work in the Netherlands and that clients can rely on it. Establishing the identity and making a copy of the ID certificate fall under the processing of special personal data. For the processing of such data for registered job-seekers there was no clear legal basis; from January 1 there will be.

The copy of the candidate's identity document may be stored for as long as necessary, with a maximum of four weeks. In concrete terms, this means that after having made the copy, the temporary employment agency has four weeks to hire and place the candidate. If this does not happen within this period, the copy must be destroyed. If the employment agency wants to continue to mediate the candidate afterwards, a copy will have to be made again. If the candidate is taken on duty within four weeks, then no new copy of the identity document has to be made. The copy that has already been made must then be saved, just as for other employees, until 5 years after the calendar year in which the employee left the company. The amendment of the Waadi is included in the Collective Act SZW 2018, which you will find here.

This article is a translation of the text as posted by the General Association for Employment Agencies on its website. The original text is available here. No rights can be derived from this translation and Undutchables is not liable for any translation errors.

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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