Engineer your
Dutch life!

Ir Olav's Globetrotters helps you to build a new future and start your career in the Netherlands as an IT specialist.

Do the ‘Globetrotter’ test! Do the ‘Globetrotter’ test!

Eksie Perfectie

Fantastisch

/Fan·tas·ties/

noun

Ongelooflijk, enorm, geweldig.

“Deze baan is fantastisch!”

“Hierdie werk is eksie perfectie!”

My health insurance is arranged in the Netherlands

- Johan

Eksie Perfectie

Fantastisch

/Fan·tas·ties/

noun

Ongelooflijk, enorm, geweldig.

“Deze baan is fantastisch!”

“Hierdie werk is eksie perfectie!”

My health insurance is arranged in the Netherlands

- Johan

Ir. Olav has been with me for every step of the way. They helped me find a job that was the perfect fit

- Philip

Permanent employment

We work on a temp-to-perm basis and with our help you will become an employee at one of our clients, all of whom are well-known, innovative companies.

Mentorship

We will mentor you during your first months in the Netherlands and during the transition period of becoming an employee of the client.

Relocation support

We support you by acquiring a Highly Skilled Migrant Visa on your behalf and assist in all of the administration that comes with the relocation. We even pick you up from the airport when you arrive.

South African network

Because all of our employees are from South Africa, you will have a network of fellow South Africans that support each other. We also organize events and get-togethers so you will feel at home.

Our process in 6 simple steps

1

Apply on the website

Check our vacancies to see if you see any job openings you like or click on the apply now button in our menu. Send us your most recent CV. Want to know if you’re the Globetrotter we’re looking for? Take our test!

2

Interview rounds

We set up a video interview as part of the first round. During the interview, we will be able to tell you more about the opportunity and what you can expect from relocating to the Netherlands. Our client will fully participate in the selection process, so you will meet your new colleagues and will be able to ask all the questions that you want. A technical test will be part of the process.

3

Prepare transition

Once it is certain that you can start and all the lights are green, we prepare you for your transition to the Netherlands. We apply for your Visa, help you find housing and provide Dutch language lessons if needed.

4

Transition to NL

We help you with onboarding in the Netherlands by obtaining a BSN number, opening a bank account, a Dutch mobile number, the 30% Tax ruling application and exchanging your driver's license.

5

Your first months here

We will mentor you during your first months in the Netherlands and during the transition period of becoming a permanent employee of the client. We will help you understand the Dutch working culture so you will be up and running as soon as possible. We organize events and get-togethers with fellow South Africans in the Netherlands so you will feel at home.

6

Permanent employment

Our part ends when you become a permanent employee after 6-12 months at one of our clients.

Start your career

Our well-known clients fall into the following industry categories: banking, finance, government, insurance, electricity, E-commerce, engineering, and consumer goods.

Java

Medior - Senior Java Developer

C#/ .Net

Senior Developer

Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineer

BI Specialist

Data Engineer

Contact us for more opportunities

What to know about living in the Netherlands

Docs

Documents

Docs you’ll need

From applying for your visa, registering at a Gemeente, exchanging your diver's licence and more!

Home

Housing

Home sweet home

Advice on where to look and what to consider when buying a house.

Family

Family life

The Next Generation

Helpful tips and things you need to know if you're coming to the Netherlands with your family.

Life

Lifestyle

Whole new world

Get to know the Dutch culture and lifestyle.

Care

Medical care

Living a healthy life

Things you need to know about healthcare in the Netherlands and health insurances explained.

Want to know more about our approach?

We have all the information about living in the Netherlands you need. These pages are still under construction, but will soon be filled. Until that time: Send us your questions and we will happily provide you with everything you want to know.

More information
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Personal stories
from our candidates

250+

South Africans living the Dutch life

5+

European countries visited during the first year on average

Happy score

“Ir Olav has been with me for every step of the way. They helped me find a job that was the perfect fit and always made sure I was kept in the loop throughout. It is a big decision to move to a different country and they made it a seamless experience.”

Philip

“Diane and Sonja are incredible! Not only do they care about your skills and connecting you to your dream job, they also care about you as a person and finding the right fit for your personality. The whole process was run so smoothly, all we had to do was get excited.”

Kristi

“Living in the Netherlands has been an incredible experience so far. It is a massive quality of life improvement for myself and my partner. The Dutch are the most genuine and welcoming people and have taken massive strides towards making immigration way less of a stressful issue. If you have the opportunity you should seize it”

Adrian

Something for you?

Want to know if you can become one of
Ir Olav’s Globetrotters?

Apply now

About

Ir Olav's Globetrotters

Who are we?

Ir Olav's Globetrotters is an International IT consulting and recruitment company. We connect IT Talent from South Africa to Dutch companies who have a shortage of skills on a permanent basis. Our USP is that we have the best talent from South Africa and have years of experience in relocating South African talent to the Netherlands.

Why South Africans?

South Africans already have a reputation of being hard-working, well qualified and able to easily fit into the Dutch culture. It is also easier for an Afrikaans speaking person to pick up the language in a matter of a few months because you already know about 80% of the vocabulary. Even if Afrikaans isn't your first language, it still helps.

Ready when you are!

We would like to meet you! Did you pass the test? Want to talk further?

Apply here

Our partners from
South Africa

Bridget Ball

Expat Property Broker

Wendy Nelson

Managing Director Nelson & Associates Resourcing

Elizette Nel

Expat Relocation & Immigration Services