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reintegration and career development


recognition for multilingual talent

The Netherlands is brimming with cultural, multilingual talent that is (still) too little seen and recognised. The labor market should be accessible to every jobseeker; at every level, in every industry and in all regions. This is a requirement to ensure the future sustainability of an economically healthy labor market. Our services are fully focused on the needs of non-native speakers. This makes reintegration and career development for multilingual talent successful. We connect cultures and that is necessary in an internationalizing world. We help people, organizations and the government, among other things, with reintegration processes, language training, advice and coaching of outplacement.

Cultural diversity in the workplace
is more than just color'


ready for the next step

Werkfit is a reintegration program for people on disability benefit (AG) or sickness benefit (ZW) from the UWV. It is often difficult to pick up again after a longer absence due to illness or disability. In this individual tailor-made process, we examine all possibilities and challenges together. We improve personal effectiveness, strengthen employee skills and map out the labor market position, so that people can get back to work well prepared.


trajectory content
The aim of this reintegration process is to reduce the distance to the labor market. This does not mean that people should immediately start working in paid employment, especially if this is not feasible. We just want to help people move forward. By determining together which goals can be set and which preconditions are necessary for this, we work together on a feasible plan.


social activation
When we think of social activation, we think of socially meaningful activities at certified learning and work companies. When people do not have much contact with the outside world due to personal circumstances, they can restore and strengthen social skills; an important first step towards a paid job. We naturally take the language barrier into account and also pay attention to improving speaking skills.


initiate and guide
A work experience placement is necessary to gain (again) experience within an employment relationship. To carry out assignments without too much pressure to perform, to build up work rhythm and to work together. This provides insight into activities that are appropriate and interesting in the long term. A work experience placement is temporary, without salary, but with retention of benefits. This offers the freedom to work at your own pace and to extend working time.


personal effectiveness
To improve personal effectiveness, we focus on, among other things, learning to deal with current obstacles, learning to set personal boundaries, increasing self-confidence and the effective use of one's own skills and capacities. We also offer support for creating more structure in life. Everything is focused on optimal functioning again and on resuming work with satisfaction.


labor market position
In order to discover where the opportunities and possibilities lie on the labor market, we first map out the position on the basis of the capacities and possibilities. We analyze which positions and professions may be appropriate. We then map supply and demand for these vacancies. We examine the wishes and possibilities for feasibility and reality, so that we can deploy tailor-made activities.

a smooth transition to Work

Towards Work is a reintegration process for people on disability benefit (AG) or sickness benefit (ZW) from the UWV who are equipped to resume work. Sometimes the Werkfit trajectory is followed up with this individual tailor-made trajectory that is fully focused on finding and keeping a suitable job. All activities, possibly combined with group training, are used to ensure a smooth transition to a new career.

trajectory content

The aim of this reintegration process is to regain happiness at work and to promote sustainable employability. We want to help people re-enter the labor market with confidence. By determining together which goals can be set and which preconditions are necessary for this, we work together on a feasible plan.

reintegration activities
A To Work reintegration program has one goal and that is to find and keep suitable work. To achieve this goal, the trajectory can consist of the following reintegration activities:

- job application training
- guidance during job interviews
- presentation and profiling
- networking and job hunting
- vacancies
- trial placement and work experience place


We are the first nationally operating reintegration agency specialized in counseling and mediation of job seekers who speak a different language, but our collaboration offers more advantages:

- access to the network of employers

- free participation in workshops and events

- attention to cultural aspects and life experience

- focus on individual possibilities and wishes

- on application interview before the vacancy is published


effectively help reintegrate

We have been supporting the UWV for more than fifteen years by effectively helping people with benefits and/or distance from the labor market reintegrate as a partner. Our modular reintegration services can be deployed separately and independently of each other. Always with the aim of getting moving again and taking control, towards a follow-up process aimed at finding suitable and sustainable work.


participation intervention
Someone who lives in isolation and has little or no contact with others outside the home is at level 1 in terms of the participation ladder. In that case, all help on the way to work is welcome. In this module we will work on issues such as processing and dealing with obstacles and/or related emotions, increasing social participation and breaking through social isolation. Everything is aimed at reducing the distance to the labor market and creating a broader social network outside the home. At the end of this process, we have reached level 2 of the participation ladder.

social participation

Level 2 of the participation ladder applies to someone who has some social contacts outside the home and who regularly undertakes activities, but for whom work is still a step too far. We help to strengthen personal motivation, self-confidence and self-image, with learning to set limits and also with (the first careful build-up of) physical and psychological capacity in relation to work. This improves personal effectiveness and we reach level 3 of the participation ladder. After this module, it is possible, in consultation with the UWV, to move on to a Workfit trajectory, possibly followed by a To Work trajectory.

practical assessment

Sometimes it is difficult for the UWV professional to estimate exactly where someone stands when it comes to the distance to the labor market. In that case, it is possible first to do a practical assessment to map out all competencies and possibilities. In this module we examine together whether and within what period an active step towards (regular) work can be made. This is followed by follow-up modules in which we work together to lower the threshold to (paid) work.

guidance during training

Is the time of the study benches in the distant past or are there matters in the private situation, as a result of which someone does not pay enough attention to a study, while the UWV has determined on the basis of the Training Policy Rules that (re)training is necessary in order to get back to work. to go to work. In this training module we help people who are not (yet) able to follow this (re)training completely independently. We do this through coaching and empowerment, by helping with things such as teaching systematic studying and applying focus. So that someone can (continue to) follow the study in peace and complete it successfully. This increases the chances on the labor market.


suitable work at another organization

According to the Gatekeeper Improvement Act (WVP), a track 2 reintegration process is discussed if someone is no longer able to perform the current work due to (long-term) illness and cannot be relocated within the company. In this situation, a good solution for all parties is desirable. By calling in professional support in good time, the chance of success of a 2nd rail section increases considerably.

To find suitable work outside your own organization, we map out your personal situation, wishes and needs. In this way we put together a trajectory that perfectly matches the ambitions, capacities and capacity.

trajectory content

Based on an intake interview and assessment(s) - tests, assignments, questionnaires and interviews - we get a realistic picture of the future perspective. In this way we can look together for a new, suitable position at another organization. In consultation with all those involved, the final trajectory is established and carried out under the personal supervision of a permanent consultant.

2nd track customization

Depending on the individual situation, it is determined which instruments and/or training are necessary to complete the customized process. Personal attitude and motivation are of crucial importance here. The action plan forms the basis for all activities that help to obtain a new job.

During the process, we advise and inform those involved about their obligations, including timely reporting to the UWV, applying for WIA benefits and possibly a dismissal procedure.

examples of components in this reintegration process:

- interview

- assessment

- job application and network training

- labor market orientation suitable work

- social media and computer training

- job hunting

- weekly progress meetings

- tailor-made language training

- trial placement


self-reliance and return to the labor market

The power of cultural diversity in the workplace is a great asset that the labor market does not (yet) pay enough attention to. The advantages mentioned include: an increase in resilience, creativity, innovative thinking and a greater solution-oriented approach. Cultural diversity makes the carrying capacity within an organization stronger and becomes intertwined with the identity of the organization.

We offer various language training courses for non-native speakers with a language deficiency, participation problems or great distance from the labor market. These are aimed at self-reliance and a successful return to the labor market.

Classes are taught by qualified teachers and take place on weekdays, mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and afternoons from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Depending on the type of training, classes also take place in the evenings. Lessons on the shop floor or training for companies are planned in consultation.


In the training 'Dutch as a second language', the emphasis is on speaking and understanding the Dutch language. Daily practice is the starting point. The aim is to achieve self-reliance in society and on the labor market within a short period of time. This opens the doors to new training opportunities and new career opportunities.


In the workplace it is essential that an employee can express himself well in the Dutch language. In the training 'Dutch in the workplace', attention is paid to the handling of jargon, meanings of house rules, operation of machines, et cetera.


The training 'Dutch as tutoring' is intended for non-native speakers who want to start a course. By means of a tailor-made program consisting of lessons to support homework assignments, preparation, logic of books, time planning, asking questions and learning to listen.


The language training 'tailor-made Dutch language' already indicates that this concerns tailor-made language training. The components speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks are each trained separately. The training is also aimed at activation, whereby speaking the Dutch language independently and undertaking activities independently are central.


make the profession even better


We also provide workshops and seminars for professionals, executives and entrepreneurs whose work involves the reintegration of non-native speakers. Issues regarding offering the right guidance, communicating effectively and dealing with culturally bound factors are all addressed in our collaborations. We publish current topics on our website every week.

To attend a workshop or seminar, please contact us via telephone number 030 - 69 920 97 or send an email to


We have been working as a specialist in the reintegration of non-native speakers for more than fifteen years. Our vision: suitable work for everyone! We are happy to share our knowledge and expertise so that we can perform our profession even better together. We work with the very best international experts in the field of reintegration, absenteeism and career development of non-native speakers.


Our time is precious and the hours we put into ourselves are limited. Professionals, managers and entrepreneurs attach great importance to the quality of our services. Our workshops and seminars therefore rise above ground level in terms of content and form. A (part of) day guarantees new insights, inspiration and action points!


Everyone has opportunities in the labor market. Everyone can contribute. This also applies to non-native speakers without qualifications and with a (slight) language barrier. Discover the hidden talents of non-native speakers in an easy way.


Persuasion is largely technique. Reintegrating non-native speakers is an art. Combining the right technique and (hidden) art can be learned. Learn in six super-powerful techniques to convincingly reintegrate non-native speakers.


Learning to deal with obstacles is top sport. Non-native speakers have to contend with culturally bound factors that influence the experience of illness. Travel with us to the mental world of non-native speakers during absenteeism and learn how understanding and appreciation, good (intercultural) communication and information contribute positively.


Mutual respect is an unwritten rule. Mutual understanding deserves attention. The reintegration of non-native speakers requires a different view of reintegration. Culture plays a crucial role in many problematic situations. Knowledge of other languages, cultures and customs is necessary to make real contact and to give good guidance.

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