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Welcome events

Welcome to Delft

On Friday 29 March, the City of Delft together with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and ACCESS will be providing a welcome to Delft programme. Designed to welcome, inform and introduce new internationals coming to live and or work in Delft, this is a ‘not to be missed’ event.

Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend. This morning programme includes an overview of useful resources for finding information, a chance to have questions answered by ACCESS volunteers, an opportunity to meet fellow internationals,  as well as a short informative guided visit to the historic centre. Participcation is free of charge, but registration is required.

29 March – registration deadline: 22 March

Time: 9:00  Location: Delft Municipal offices located at Delft train station (Stationsplein 1, 2611 BV Delft) Register: HERE

Programme:

9:00 Arrival/registration coffee/tea

9:30 Welcome by organisers

9:40 Living in the Netherlands: Who are the Dutch?

10:00 Introduction to local resources

10:20 Introduction to ACCESS

10:30 Start guided walking tour of centre

12:00 – 13:00 Light lunch/networking in city centre (location to be confirmed)

Ask the Experts Sessions Utrecht

Thursday 14 February – Thursday 14 March – Thursday 11 April

Our experts will be at the Expat Center Utrecht to answer your particular questions: on career options; having your CV checked; as well as questions related to renting as well as immigration and family law matters.

We are delighted to share, that together with our partners in the fields of career development, housing and legal matters, we will continue the regular drop-in sessions at our desk at the Expat Center Utrecht (ECU) which we started in 2018. Following the successful feedback and appreciation for these ‘drop-in’ sessions ACCESS and its partners are happy to continue to be of service. Of course, our team of Information & Hospitality Officers will also be on hand to guide you to the answers to many other questions regarding relocating to and living in the Netherlands.

WHERE: Location: Expat Center Utrecht @ Stadsplateau 1, Utrecht

WHEN: every second Thursday of the month, starting 14 February 2019

For inquiries regarding the next step in your career or to have your CV checked: drop in between 09:00-12:00 – do bring a hardcopy of the most recent version of your CV with you.

For inquiries regarding the rental market, and housing in general; as well as legal matters regarding immigration, family law and labour law: drop in between 13:00-16:00

Clients will be served on a first-come first-served basis, and will have about 10mins with our experts.

THE EXPERTS:

Janet Rodenburg of Casita Coaching

Are you wondering how to continue your career in the Netherlands or are you considering a career switch? Lost sight of who you really are? Janet Rodenburg – a native Dutch, with ample international working and living experience – will help you finding your purpose and exploring your options. After the initial hurdles, your transition to the Netherlands may be a window of opportunities!

Tory DeBassio – Recruitment Specialist

Looking for a job and struggling to get that first interview? Recruiters usually look at a CV for six seconds before deciding whether to move forward with your application. Have a native English speaker with professional recruiting experience take a look at your CV to help get it into that “yes” pile. Tory DeBassio will help with organization, grammar, spelling and strong active verbs. Get feedback that’s useful to make your CV more appealing in the application process.

Jo, Rianne and Sjouke of My Home Relocator / SJV Vastgoed

Navigating the local rental market can be perplexing. Knowing what your rights are, what to look out for in a contract and how to ensure things are done properly from the start are crucial. Have questions about how this works in the Netherlands? Sjouke and his team will be on hand to answer them. They will ensure you enjoy every step of the process, and help with all the legal ins and outs to protect you from pitfalls. My Home Relocator stands for personal contact and long-term relationships. “Together we will find you a house to call home!”

Anjo Hekman of AHL Advocaten

AHL advocaten is a local law firm specialised in filling applications for residence permits and legal representation in cases of revocation of residence permits. They can advise on migration issues, as well as on matters pertaining to labour law, family law and criminal law. Anjo is one of the two lawyers from AHL dedicated to serving the international community in the Netherlands/Utrecht region. Have a question? Do drop by and chat with Anjo.

Future dates of ACCESS’ Ask the Expert Sessions in 2019 are:

Thursday 14 March 09:00-12:00 – career & CV check; 13:00-16:00 housing & legal matters

Thursday 11 April 09:00-12:00 – career & CV check; 13:00-16:00 housing & legal matters

Location: Expat Center Utrecht @ Stadsplateau 1, Utrecht