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Dual Careers

Expat Centre Maastricht Region works to support equally talented spouses accompanying their partners to the Netherlands.

We do this by;

  • facilitating their speedy integration into Dutch society,
  • providing them with potential career opportunities and social networking events, and
  • bringing all the relevant information together to make their relocation as efficient as possible.

This leaves more time and energy for furthering their own career.

Securing a new position in the Maastricht Region can be more easily achieved when applicants have access to a broad network of professional contacts, as well as having a basic knowledge of Dutch. In the Maastricht Region many connections and introductions are made in more casual settings and although Dutch is not necessarily a pre-requisite for work, it is definitely helpful when communicating with customers, suppliers, prospective colleagues and potential employers. It is also important to remember that attending language classes is a great way to meet new people.

Being aware of the substantial potential contribution that dual careers can provide expats, Expat Centre Maastricht Region is joining forces with expat services across the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. A project commenced this year in cooperation with our team, Expat Centre Hasselt and Newcomer Service Aachen to develop a cross-border Dual Career Service. This project is being lead by the universities located within the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.

One of the largest employers in the region, Maastricht University offers Staff Career Counselling Services which assists university staff members who have questions about their careers, opportunities in or outside the university, facilitates work-related coaching and conducts training courses, while also welcoming family members of UM’s international employees.