Making Matches

that Matter

NewBees prepares newcomers, refugees, for a job: at a place in our society. We match newcomers with traineeships at local entrepreneurs and organizations, where talent and equality are central.

Our approach is evidence-based and a unique combination of personal guidance and practical experience, based on customization.


  • We are committed to an inclusive society

  • We help newcomers, organizations and municipalities

  • We make sustainable matches

  • Every day we experience the benefits of an inclusive workplace - half of our team consists of newcomers

  • We deliver custom work

  • Our experience experts know how to motivate newcomers like no other

  • We work together with NLtraining and offer pilots for the new learning routes

  • Talent, equality and practical experience are central to our working method

Are you a Newbee looking to participate?

Join us and find interesting traineeships and internships near you.

Would you like help from a Newbee?

Sign up and share your vacancies so we can help you fill them.

blue bee.png
Are you building an inclusive city?

Collaborate with us and learn from our practical knowledge.


Newbees signed up for a traineeship


Organizations and companies have signed up because they could use the help


Matches have been made of newcomers in a traineeship


Dutch municipalities have NewBees activities and we are growing 

Making Matches that Matter

Seven newbees keep the history of Zaandam alive in the Zaanstad Municipal Archive.

Ali is a licensed medical practitioner from Iraq and works as an assistant care worker at the Zaans Medical Center.

Sarab restored works of art in Syria and now welcomes visitors to the Musiom in Amersfoort.

A place in our society

At NewBees, newcomers prepare for work, in a place in our society.
Our main pillars in brief:


Focusing on people through customization is the way to help newbees take the first step. By doing so, newbees discover their talents and gain the confidence to get started.

Hands-on experience

Learning by doing, works.

You can only improve your Dutch by talking, and you expand your network by meeting people. Our traineeships are designed for this.


We believe in talent. In a society where everyone has the opportunity to utilize their talent. Wherever you come from. Our matches are therefore based on talent and equality.

Impact for everyone

With our approach we create an impact for everyone. For newcomers, municipalities, participating organizations and for society as a whole.
The Impact Institute researched and measured the effect of our approach for all involved:

For newcomers
  • Increased well-being through work, language and cultural integration

  • Income improvement

  • Increase in fitness for work

For government and municipalities
  • Lower government expenditure (labor force participation and benefits)

  • Higher income tax

  • More engaged residents

For organizations and companies
  • Improving reputation and customer satisfaction

  • Gain experience of cultural differences

  • Efficiency through a diverse workplace

For society
  • Increased acceptance of newcomers

  • Increased welfare effect on the entire family of the newcomer

The 2019 Effect Measurement was commissioned
of the municipality of Zaanstad, part of the SZW pilot

Yes, I'll sign up
for a traineeship!
Yes, I too want an
inclusive workplace!
blue bee.png
Yes, I am committed to the 'ondertussengroep' and VOI