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Work Placement/Internship: When can I undertake the mandatory internship?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:33 PM)

Internships for IBA students will begin in Phase 3, while the in-company training for HBA students will begin in Phase 2 and the Work Placement will begin in Phase 3.



Work Placement/Internship: Who can I contact if my In-Company Training or Work Placement gets disrupted due to the ongoing Covid-19 crises?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:11 AM)

Students who are currently doing or about to begin an In-Company Training or a Work Placement in Block 6 or 7 and might be affected by the hospitality industry closing down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can fill in the form (http://tiny.cc/tn97lz). It is also recommended to keep your process tutor informed. 

Once the form is completely filled in and submitted, the External Relations & Work Placement teams will contact your Work Placement company and Education Department for a feasible solution to avoid any delays in your graduation.


Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)

If you are an international student residing in the Netherlands, holding a residence card for study purposes, you are allowed to work up to a maximum of 16 hours every week right through the year, or you could work full-time during the summer months (June, July & August).


Work Placement/Internships: How can I apply for internships?

(Last edited: Friday, 24 July 2020, 10:03 AM)

An important step in Wittenborg studies is the internship/work placement and achieving work experience related to your studies at Wittenborg. You can find information pertaining to Work Placement/Internship on the Work Placement (WP) Module online area. You need to first enrol in this module using the enrolment key. It is important that you thoroughly familiarise yourself with the pre-requisites, procedures and instructions before starting the WP/Internship. The Work Placement Handbook (EEG Part 7), which can be found on the online area, contain all the necessary information.

Basically, these are the steps that you need to follow:
1) Enrol in the WP Module using the enrolment key
2) Read the WP Handbook and ensure that you have met all the pre-requisites. You cannot start your WP if you have not fulfilled all the required pre-requisites
3) Register on the search platforms and search for suitable internship opportunities. Wittenborg has two WP platforms:
Wittenborgconnect: www.wittenborgconnect.com
HOSCO: www.hosco.com
Students can also use other external platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed.nl, or other employment agencies (take note that these agencies may charge service fee)
4) Once you've found a suitable internship opportunity, send your application and CV directly to the employer. If you are accepted, the employer should provide you with a signed acceptance letter/contract
5) Send your WP request to external relations via the online WP Request Form. You need to submit this form and upload all the required documents
6) Once your WP request is approved (the processing period can take between 3-5 days) and the Nuffic Agreement is signed, you can officially start your WP

If you still have questions even after reading the WP Handbook, contact the WP team at externalrelations@wittenborg.eu. When sending queries, always provide your full name and student number. If necessary, you can set an appointment to meet with any of the staffs.
Important: Always try to find the answers to your questions by first using the official information provided online - this is also a key element of acquiring professionalism.


Work Placement/Internships: Where can I find the placement request form?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:50 AM)

You need first to enrol in the WP module using the Enrolment key. Once in the work placement online area, you will find the Work Placement Request Form.


Work Requirements: I am a normal resident permit holder. Do the usual work requirements of the university still apply to me?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:21 PM)

As a normal resident visa holder, working conditions may not apply to you; however, all registered students have to fulfil the work placement requirements at Wittenborg. This also includes procedures set before starting a work placement.


Work Rules: I have been living in the Netherlands and was already working here before my admission to Wittenborg university. Do the working conditions still apply to me?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:22 PM)

No. The working conditions for students do not apply to you. You have to follow the part-time regulation for international students only in case of having a student resident permit.


Working in Netherlands: Can I work in the Netherlands after my graduation?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:23 PM)

Students who graduate from Wittenborg University with a bachelor's or master's degree are allowed to search for a job in the Netherlands for a maximum period of one year, known as the 'Zoekjaar".
In order to do so, you should change the purpose of your stay by completing and submitting the appropriate IND form. (The application form is called: "Application residence permit without MVV or change of purpose of stay.)


Check the IND website for more information on this topic.


Working in the Netherlands: I am interested to know more about salary, minimum wages and payslips in the Netherlands.

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:24 PM)

It is always a challenge to learn about salaries, wages and reading pay slips when you start a job in the Netherlands. 

Get more information by visiting iamexpat.nl/career/working-in-the-netherlands/salary-payslip-dutch-minimum-wage.



Zoom Meetings: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?

(Last edited: Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:18 AM)

You need to go to settings of your Zoom, click on settings. Turn on the Virtual Background and then you can select the image for your meeting background.

The Wittenborg logo image is attached here, you can save it and select it as background image of your meetings.

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