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Some trainees will live with their host/employer and experience Dutch family life. Other trainees, mostly horticultural trainees, will live with another host family, or independently in an apartment or trailer, or they may share a separate house with other trainees or colleagues.

Therefore it is important that every trainee is able to ride a bicycle as the accommodation can be on biking distance (max. 10 km). We will determine the housing situation. It is not possible for a trainee to live with a host family and not have meals with the family. A trainee is not allowed to buy a car in the Netherlands.

The trainee should find his way from the place of arrival in the Netherlands to the railway station closest to the family with the schedule he asked for at the counter or printed out at www.ns.nl or www.9292ov.nl. Your host will meet you at the railway station (unless otherwise agreed).

The total amount of working hours is 40 hours on average per week, with a maximum of standard 9 working hours per day and a minimum of at least 1,5 days off per week. The trainee might be asked to make overtime, which will be compensated with extra free time. This means that there will be busy weeks where the trainee will make more than 40 hours and there will be less busy weeks where the trainee will compensate some hours.

The trainee has a right to an additional 1,5 days off per month for holiday. The trainee receives extra time off for visiting the introductory meeting and attending one Midpoint meeting. Agriculture and horticulture are a way of life. A lot depends on the weather so a trainee needs to be flexible. A trainee should be prepared to help out when it is busy or to milk and feed the cows at the weekend etc. Counting every minute does not help the relationship between the trainee and the host.

  • Full support - from the time you sign up to the conclusion of your trip.
  • 24/7 access to our Netherlands based team
  • Jobs arranged prior to departure - Paid work.
  • Accommodation arranged
  • Bank and tax set up
  • Assistance with the visa application
  • Travel assistance
  • Flights and Travel Insurance (contact us for a quote)
  • Visa Fees (vary by country of residence but approx. $200 USD)
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Due to the global pandemic, COVID-19, we are suspending all trips and programs until at least September 30 2020. You can still send through your enquiries for travel after this date and we will assess our posponement period constantly.Enquire Here
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