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Refugee Start ForceMonday, December 10th, 2018 at 4:03am
Rotterdam & Amsterdam:
Are you ready to start your own business in the Netherlands in 4 months? Join our partner Refugees Forward's 4-month entrepreneurship program, starting from February 2019! You are welcome to join in Amsterdam or Rotterdam.

In 2018 Refugees Forward's entrepreneurs started 12 businesses and raised 250.000 euros in investments together. A great achievement!

As a participant in RefugeesForward incubator, you receive:
1. top-quality training
2. coaching by successful Dutch entrepreneurs
3. support from Dutch students
4. access to a network of companies and investors
5. legal/tax/financial advice, support with your relationship with the Gemeente
6. a place to work from Monday - Friday (Amsterdam) or 24/7 (Rotterdam)!

APPLY NOW via or send Diederick van der Wijk a PM to learn more!
Refugee Start Force
Refugee Start ForceSaturday, December 8th, 2018 at 3:57am
🍴 Eat to meet! Come and join us for dinner, for a night filled with speakers, music, dance, stories and an opportunity to meet all kinds of (new) Amsterdammers! This edition is focused on the importance of having solidarity with undocumented refugees.

20/12 | €20 | Amsterdam City Rights | Refugee Start Force | Buy your tickets here:
Refugee Start Force
Refugee Start ForceThursday, December 6th, 2018 at 7:03am
Regio Amsterdam:

Hello Sunshine!
De energietransitie is in volle gang! Zonnepanelen worden steeds meer ingezet als bron van energie. In deze branche zijn daarom ook genoeg kansen en doorgroeimogelijkheden.
Ben jij statushouder en help jij mee aan een betere toekomst en kies je voor een mooie carrière in de zon?!

Wat ga je doen?:
- Als monteur zonnepanelen werk je in een klein en leuk team van 2 a 3 personen
- Aan de hand van een montageplan verzorg je samen met je collega’s de volledige plaatsing en installatie van de zonnepanelen.
- Je werkt netjes en zorgvuldig en zorgt ervoor dat de klant tevreden is met de wijze van plaatsing van de zonnepanelen op het dak.
- Je kijkt of je nog ondersteuning nodig hebt op het dak of je ondersteunt de elektromonteur bij het kabeltraject. Het is echt teamwerk.
- Na de werkzaamheden zorg je dat je de werkplek netjes achterlaat.

Hoe ziet je toekomstige werkgever er uit?:
Voor deze vacature hebben wij diverse opdrachtgevers door het hele land. Zowel grote als kleine installatiebureaus. Samen met jou kijken we welke opdrachtgever het beste bij jouw past.

Wie ben jij?:
- Je hebt geen hoogtevrees
- Je bent fit
- Je hebt affiniteit met techniek
- Je bent klantvriendelijk
- Je werkt nauwkeurig
- Beheersing Nederlandse taal (veiligheid)
- Teamplayer
- Bereid zijn te leren om je diploma Installateur Zonnepanelen te halen (wij organiseren en betalen je opleiding)
- Minimaal MBO-niveau 2 of vergelijkbaar
-Je woont in de regio groot-Amsterdam (maximaal 50km van Amsterdam - de training vindt plaats in Amsterdam)

Het is leuk (maar niet vereist) als je hebt:
- Rijbewijs
- Enige kennis van elektrotechniek

Wat bieden we?:
- € 2500 bruto/maand (maximaal)
- Een gevarieerd team met leuke en gemotiveerde collega’s
- Gratis gecertificeerde opleiding, duur 1 maand, 1 dag per week.
- Betrokkenheid, begeleiding en training wordt altijd aangeboden

We hebben meerdere vacatures!
Interesse? Meld je aan via onderstaand formulier:
Refugee Start Force
Refugee Start ForceWednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 8:36pm
Het is 5 december! Dus: ramen dicht, ligt aan en deur op slot. Dicht, and, op slot. Anders heb je kans dat een oude man op zijn paard je huis binnen drinkt vandaag!
Refugee Start Force
Refugee Start ForceWednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 7:20pm
Behind the scenes Refugee Start Force and the new Welcome app (formerly known as Blendin) have been working hard on their collaboration the last couple of months. Therefore we are very proud to have shared the news of our official partnership with you.

From now on we will start working on realizing our shared goal of positively impacting newcomers in Holland through our services, and build a vast community of locals and newcomers. A big step in our strategy towards creating an inclusive society!

Through the new app Welcome you can meet with other users through lunch, apply for Doneer Je Netwerk, ask questions to other users or attend one of the many events they offer (we have some on there too!).

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Refugee Start Force

Our Mission

Our guiding objective is empowering refugees to participate more quickly into the Dutch society and labor market and build a successful life in The Netherlands. We equip refugees with the knowledge, contacts and opportunities needed to realize their ambitions.

Social Enterprise

It’s our mission to make social impact, rather than making financial profits. We are fully independent and do not receive any subsidies. We finance our activities via partnerships and professional activities.

Our social enterprise consists of the Refugee Start Force Foundation and RSF Recruitment BV.

Are you a newcomer?

Register as a member so we can contact you when we scout interesting opportunities for you.
Registration is free and we don’t share your details with third parties without your permission!

For who?

Refugees & Locals

  • Find Social networks and make friends
  • Participate in professional networks and meet local professionals
  • Find interesting workshops and training opportunities
  • Find volunteer work, internships and jobs

Companies & organisations

  • Organize networking events & company presentations, workshops or training events.
  • Create opportunities for volunteer work
  • Create internships & learning programs for refugees
  • Hire refugees for payed jobs

The APP to get in contact with people in your neighbourhood

The APP to get in contact with people in your neighbourhood

The APP to get in contact with people in your neighbourhood

The APP to get in contact with people in your neighbourhood

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