- What kind of jobs are available at The Work Embassy?
We are an international hospitality talent agency, meaning we have jobs available within the hospitality sector. We place cooks, waiters, bartenders and chefs, for current open vacancies. Please check here.
- I don’t see a job that fits my profile, what should I do?
We regularly update our job opportunities. So you should check this from time to time. Besides, do not forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you will always stay up to date.
Also, you can sign up for our Talent Pool and tell us what kind of job you are looking for! Even though we might not have the perfect job for you right now, this can quickly change in the future. We continually post new job vacancies that might be suitable to your profile.
- If I sign up for a job or the Talent Pool, am I guaranteed a job?
No, unfortunately not, since our goal is to find the right talents for the right vacancies. This means that, even though you might have a lot of experience, we cannot always find the right job for you.
- What are the requirements to find work through The Work Embassy?
Requirements for the vacancies can differ. Yet we are always looking for bold and passionate talents that have experience in the hospitality sector, have an international mindset and speak skilled English. You have a heart for hospitality, stand for quality and are not scared to take the next step in your career.
- Do I need to speak Dutch?
No, all the job vacancies do not require the need to speak Dutch. However, speaking English is a requirement since communication on the job will be in English. All vacancies provided by us are based in The Netherlands. We have the highest proficiency rate of English speakers for a nonnative country, so communication in English will be no problem for your future employer. However, it would be awesome if you would like to learn Dutch. We can always help you with finding a Dutch course. If you already would like to practice some Dutch, we recommend Duolingo, a free app on your phone.
Work permit/ visa
- Do I need to have a work permit for the Netherlands?
People from another EU country or from a European Economic Area country do not need a work permit to be able to work in the Netherlands.
EU/EER countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and la Réunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (including Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten & Saba), Norway, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (including Gibraltar)
For more information, please visit the IND website (the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Office. Unfortunately, if you are a citizen of a country that is not mentioned above you are not able to come work in the Netherlands. (This is a government website. We are not responsible for information shared through the channels of IND).
- Which type of documents do I need?
- A valid document of identity (passport or ID-card)
- Original documents from abroad of yourself and (if applicable) of your children, such as certificates of birth, a marriage certificate or a deed of divorce.
- A proof of deregistration when you come from Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba or Sint Eustatius.
- A rental contract or contract of sale of your home, or your proprietor’s permission, for which you need to complete the form 'verklaring bewoning adres'. Please note: you can not be registered earlier than the start date of your rental or purchase contract. We will help you with that.
In case of any questions, you can contact us. We are happy to help you out.
- Can you get me a visa?
No, we are not able to hand out visas nor do we have the authority to do so. Nor do we have the ability to sponsor your visa, this is because of Dutch immigration laws on employment. For more information about working in the Netherlands, we would like to direct you to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service of the Ministry of Justice and Security. https://ind.nl/en/work
- How can I apply?
You can either apply for one of the open vacancies on the website. There is an “Apply now” button that will redirect you to the application form or you can apply for our Talent Pool. This a database with profiles in which we collect future candidates for The Work Embassy.
- How does the application process work?
After applying for one of the vacancies we will send you a questionnaire to get a better picture of you (please take your time to do this). This will be an assignment, a personality test and an English language test.
If you have passed the previously mentioned tests, we will schedule a Skype meeting. This first meeting will be with us. Afterwards, we will decide whether we proceed or not. If we think you are the perfect match, a second meeting together with your potential future employer will be scheduled. If the employer is enthusiastic as well, a third meeting will be held to finalise it.
- How does it work with housing/accommodation?
Together with the employer, we will find suitable accommodation for you. This means either a room with shared facilities or in some cases a small studio. However you are always allowed to find your own place.
Your accommodation will be within 30 minutes reach. It will either be a small bus journey or a small bicycle ride. Yes a bicycle ride, we love our bicycles here in the Netherlands.
- What does The Work Embassy do for me?
By choosing The Work Embassy you choose for a hassle-free abroad working experience in the hospitality sector. At our expense, you travel to the to the Netherlands after which we help you with your new life here. We arrange an appointment at the municipality for your registration in the Netherlands, we make sure you have a place to stay, help you with opening a bank account, help you getting health insurance, arrange you a bike and we show you around the city. Also, every day we are available for your questions. This way we give you a soft landing so you don’t have to worry about anything.
In the Netherlands, it is compulsory to have a bank account and to be a registered citizen. Also, you need health insurance. More information regarding health insurance can be found here.
We made an awesome guide to help you with your new life in the Netherlands. All of the above will be explained in more detail. You can find it here.
- I signed up for the talent pool / vacancy, but I didn’t receive any email, what should I do?
Please check your spam folder, sometimes, the e-mail can be found here. We try to answer all our emails within 3 working days. Still haven’t receive anything after 3 working days? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or slide into our DM on Facebook / Instagram.