In short: the TU/e Partner Career Support Program offers a personalized two-step approach with a career briefing and a career roadmap. Please find more information about the two steps below. Combined with workshops, networking events, job search guidance, and a community of like-minded peers, ESI will help you to get accustomed to living in the Netherlands. The program is ultimately designed to meet your unique needs. If you are interested, please contact the HR advisor or recruiter of the department your partner is already in touch with.
ESI provides you the information and a walk-through of the career landscape in the Netherlands, arming you with the right information either in the process of relocation or after having arrived in Eindhoven.
Career landscape of the Brainport Eindhoven region.
Overview of recruitment processes in the Netherlands.
Typical international roadblocks and suggestions to overcome them.
Analyzing your professional background.
Information about companies & opportunities relevant to your background.
Assessing your profile for the roadmap.
In this second step together, ESI proceeds with a coaching process to create new perspectives, work on an action plan to achieve your career goals.
Clarifying implicit expectations regarding your role, compensation, and opportunities for your growth.
Designing an action plan for the next 90 days to accelerate your career move.
Offering you support in the execution of the action plan.
Supporting your research about local companies and opportunities.
Extending your research with other support.
Supporting you to pursue emerging opportunities, making connection interviews, or other relevant support.
Because the success of your career search depends on so many factors, we cannot guarantee employment. The result will depend on both the opportunities available and on you. However, we firmly believe that together we thrive, and we are looking forward to welcoming your family to the Eindhoven area soon!
Relocated from Italy
Working at Modis Engineering
“It was pivotal for me to have the guidance from industry experts (ESI) and the support of the international and local network of TU/e during my professional journey. I always felt at home in Eindhoven and also very welcomed here.”
My journey in Eindhoven started in November 2016, when I accompanied my partner, who accepted a Postdoc position at the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e. We chose the Brainport region and TU/e precisely because of the technological ecosystem and high quality of life in Eindhoven city. The moving and settling were quite easy as the city is quite international oriented. It was quite impressive to see how TU/e and its partners, emphasize the social and professional integration of the accompanying partners, and make sure that the entire family feels at home in the region.
How was it to pursue your career in Eindhoven?
The first challenge when I arrived from Italy was to accept that things work differently in the Dutch labor market. At the beginning of my career search, I had an opportunity to attend the Partner Career Support Program organized by TU/e and ESI, which helped in kick-starting my career. The program helped me in expanding my network by connecting to like-minded people. Over these years in Eindhoven, I have worked on several projects and progressed professionally.
“We encourage you to start talking about dual career opportunities from the start. After all, the decision to move is made together."
Prof.dr.ir. Frank Baaijens, former rector magnificus at TU/e
Relocated from Iran
Working at Summa College
“I would recommend every accompanying partner to step out of the bubble and try to integrate with the local society. Jump-start your professional career in the Brainport Eindhoven region by building on local insights and contacts.”
SETTLING INTO THE BRAINPORT EINDHOVEN REGION
We initially came to Eindhoven because of my husband’s job at TU/e. However, after settling down, we found out that Eindhoven is very close to our dream city because of its internationalization and technological potential. Settling in at a new place has its challenges, but I was amazed to see how friendly and helping the people are here.
HOW WAS IT TO FIND A JOB IN THE NETHERLANDS?
Just like most places, there is more than one way to find a job in the Netherlands. Online applications are a good starting point, but it is pivotal to build your network. TU/e introduced me to several social and professional integration communities, which helped me in expanding my network. Very early in my journey, I was introduced to ESI, which gave me an opportunity to work on a project with the city government along with the mentorship program. The Partner Career Support Program had a very instrumental role in kick-starting my professional journey.
It is unfair that one partner has to give up a career to support the other. TU/e not only understands this, but leads the way with action. This is a bold program that is ahead of its times, because it empowers the accompanying professional to think about, map, and act on his or her career move, even before the partner decides to accept an offer from TU/e. We are glad to partner with TU/e in this inspiring co-creation.”
Kavitha Varathan, Founder & CEO Expat Spouses Initiative
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Marta Martinez Moro
Material (and Process) R&D Engineer
Relocated from ...
Working at SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions (Philips)
"The program offered in collaboration with the Expat Spouse Initiative is really helpful when you arrive in the Netherlands and you are trying to find your way."
First, I was presented a brief introduction to the Dutch labor market. It was useful to have a look at the different opportunities depending on your background. Then, I had three coaching sessions with the career coach. They were really fruitful since she helped me to establish my goals and improve my CV and cover letter. She gave me tips for the interviews and also her point of view about my possibilities in Eindhoven. The program offered by the TUe is really complete and helpful. Thanks to ESI's help I have been hired by YER to work as a Material (and Process) R&D Engineer in SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions (Philips).