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NewBees helps cities to prepare newcomers for the labor market

NewBees makes matches that matter by guiding newcomers and matching them to traineeships (volunteer work and/or internships) with local entrepreneurs and organizations. As a result, participants leave the traineeship with higher welfare and increased employability. They also get a better picture of the opportunities they can pursue on the Dutch labor market (NewBees, 2020, Impact Meting).

Our practical way of working fits within the frameworks of the 'Veranderopgave Inburgering' that Minister Koolmees has set up. The intake process supports the same principles and the NewBees practical participation activities links with language education to shape a dual trajectory. Curious how that works? Read more about what we can do in your municipality, for the Integration 2021, or in anticipation of the new law. Feel free to reach out. We are more than happy to discuss.

“NewBees is an indispensable partner for Zaanstad. Together we ensure that the newcomers quickly become part of the Zaanse society.”
Maja Matosevic, Program Manager at the Municipality Zaanstad

What NewBees can do for your MUNICIPALITY

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

In our unique methodology we combine personal support and practical experience. Our goal is to create an positive outcome for everyone: for newcomers, participating organizations and for society as a whole.

NewBees works with local teams in various cities in the Netherlands, of which at least half have a background as a newcomer. Their dedication, commitment and network makes sure a suitable workplace can be found for every newcomer close-by.



Traineeships are tailor-made programs in which the talents, experiences and ambitions of newcomers are the key focus. Newcomers combine practical experience in the workplace with workshops and individual supervision by our matchers.

The term 'traineeship' is used to indicate that it is an important trajectory in which participants learn a lot. In practice, this is an accessible practical experience that everyone can participate in.




As part of the NewBees traineeship, we offer workshops for our participants. These workshops cover topics such as 'What is volunteering, and why is it important?' And 'How do I present myself in a Dutch environment?'

The peer-to-peer nature of the workshops is key to their success. Newcomers, whether in the same or a different stage of the work process, support each other by sharing experiences.


NewBees wants to have a positive impact on newcomers, municipalities and society as a whole. Together with Impact Institute, we designed an impact tool that allows us to measure our impact on a number of different indicators.


This means that we not only understand the impact we make, but also how we can make adjustments to increase our positieve impact. Do you want to learn more about impact? Read our full impact analysis, register for the workshop 'Insight in Impact' or contact us!


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The law regarding integration will change. Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Koolmees is working on a new law that is due to start in mid 2021. In this new law, the role of municipalities in integration will become larger and practical experience will play an important role.

The new law will focus more and earlier in the integration process on LANGUAGE , PARTICIPATION and RELIEF .

Municipalities will be in charge of the integration and will make a personal integration plan (PIP) for all status holders in their municipality. Based on this, integration is organized via THREE ROUTES:

  • The regular route, within which the language requirement goes from A2 to B1;

  • The educational route, aimed at people who can eventually enter the regular Dutch education system;

  • The Z-route, for people who benefit more from practical education in language, culture and work than classroom education.

The coming period will become increasingly clear about what the CONTOURS of the new law will look like. Until then, we will keep you informed of current events via this website.


Via the links below, you will find relevant information (in Dutch!) about the law, such as the letters that the minister sent to the parliament about this. 

What will this all COST?

For each of the three routes - B1, education and Z-route - NewBees offers appropriate support and guidance that follows the same principles as those of the new law.

Everything we do within NewBees helps prepare newcomers for a place in our society. Our approach is a unique combination of personal guidance and practical experience, based on customization. Whether you are a young Eritrean lady and eventually want to start working in healthcare, a highly educated Syrian woman with three children who wants to get to work quickly, or a retired man who likes to use his time and energy locally, despite the fact that the Dutch language is a major challenge.


NewBees believes that focusing on people and providing tailor-made solutions is the way to support making the first step. The intake process, the search for a suitable workplace and personal guidance throughout the entire process help the newcomer to build confidence by discovering and developing their own talent.


NewBees believes in a practical approach. Learning by doing, improving Dutch by speaking, and expanding your network by meeting people. Gaining practical experience increases work fitness and creates a better picture of Dutch and local society

( NewBees, 2020, Impact Measurement), as highlighted by Divosa.


NewBees believes that practical experience and language education should go hand in hand. That is why we have collaborated with NL training. This makes the combination of practical experience and language education a dual process. It gives participants the opportunity to develop their language skills to a higher level.


NewBees in ANTICIPATION of the new integration law

In the Integration 2021 law, the role of municipalities will increase, with more and earlier efforts being made on language, participation and relief. Municipalities are currently preparing to implement the new law at local level.

The contours of the law are becoming increasingly clear. An important principle is that the new law should become a self-learning system: 'evidence-based'. By gaining both qualitative and quantitative insight into impact, it becomes clear which activities and measures can increase the desired impact - financially, but also in welfare and social cohesion. A pilot in Zaanstad in which NewBees participated in 2019 and 2020 offers guidance on how this can be made practical and transparent.




In 2019 and 2020, pilots will be held in various places in the country to experiment with the new law. NewBees is also participating in one of the pilots in Zaanstad to evaluate its traineeships. Read more about this in the impact analysis.


In collaboration with NLtraining, NewBees offers pilots under current legislation with which you can test the dual process that we offer for, for example, the Z route or the B1 route. Feel free to reach out to discuss the possibilities.


When measuring impact, it is very important to collect information from the participants in our program. We do this both qualitatively and quantitatively. We can also organize this in your municipality. Curious about the stories? Read our blog here.

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