International Projects at Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Connect programme

Through the Connect International Traineeship Programme, Saxion and University of Twente offer a unique opportunity for international graduates and companies.

The programme has proved to be beneficial for all parties involved. Companies can easily access  recently graduated high potentials and get the chance to hire them for a certain period of time against most attractive conditions.

For graduates the programme helps them to  find their way on to the Dutch job market, it is a way to kick start their career. The additional training the programme provides, proves to be most useful when starting work in The Netherlands. 

Both Saxion and University of Twente see it as a way to broaden their relations with the corporate world, and are happy to be able to provide this extra service to their international graduates.

Connect Programme - Partners

(Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Province of Overijssel, Province of Gelderland & Chamber of Commerce East Netherlands)

Connect for Employers

Looking for highly skilled workers with an international mindset?

The international graduates from Saxion and Twente University are highly motivated, ambitious and are fast learners. They are keen to start their career in the Netherlands and are planning a long term stay here.

Employers that have already worked together with Connect vary from small or medium sized companies to multinationals. A few examples: Siemens Turbomachinery, Randstad Holding, Pentair, PowerPacker, Rotor, De LageLanden, Vitens, Receps, etc.

Everything about Connect for Employers
Study in the Netherlands - Business & Research

Connect for Students

If you would like to stay in the Netherlands after graduating, Saxion offers you an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for a professional career in the Netherlands.

Broaden your chances on the Dutch and international job market through the Connect International Talent Programme!

Everything about Connect for Graduates

More about Connect

This programme offers our international graduates a traineeship in a company or an institution in The Netherlands for a time period between six and twelve months, directly after graduating.

Companies and organisations with international ambitions are most interested in hiring high skilled workers with knowledge of and experience in specific cultures, languages and countries. Not only as regards technical staff, but also for management, logistics, sales and marketing positions.

Through Saxion’s extensive network of companies and organizations in different industries all over the Netherlands, graduates have excellent possibilities to find an interesting place for a traineeship.

So also after graduation, Saxion stays involved, and helps its graduates find their way on the international job market.

Check what graduates and companies think about the Connect Programme

Experience of Graduates & Businesses