Contracts in The Netherlands

Young Financials is there for both EU and non-EU candidates, as a recognized sponsor we are able to employ and deploy candidates with residence permit requirements. With over 17 years of experience in supporting international young professional starters, we provide all information to help you get started in the Netherlands.

For example, the employment contracts in The Netherlands. What are the most common contract types and what are the main aspects of contracts in The Netherlands? You find the right information on this page. If you want more comprehensive information about contracts in The Netherlands, download our Working as a Young Professional in The Netherlands Guide at the bottom of the page!

Contracts in The Netherlands
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What are the most common contract types?

Companies in the Netherlands often work with temporary and permanent contracts. Permanent contracts are for undetermined time and temporary contracts are for determined time. When you have had several temporary contracts for a period more than 3 years, or 3 consecutive temporary or stand-by contracts, you will switch to permanent employment and receive a permanent contract.

With Young Financials, we offer young professionals a 1 year contract with career opportunities at the client’s company. After this year, our candidates are offered an internal contract with the client. For finance professionals with more experience, we offer a hiring and selection construction.

What are the main aspects of a contract?

When you get a contract in The Netherlands, there are a few main aspects in the contract your employer must abide by:

  • Duration of the contract
  • Condition of pre-employment screening
  • Role description
  • Allowances
  • Your wages
  • Working hours
  • Overtime pay
  • Probationary period (proeftijd)
  • Holiday leave
  • Salary
  • Notice period and pension contributions
  • Social security contributions
  • Additional expenses such as public transport and study budget
  • Company privacy and confidentiality policies
  • Non-competition clause
Contracts in The Netherlands

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