On Wednesday 1 April, we welcomed 21 vocational school (“VMBO”) pupils to our office for job application training as part of the “JINC” scheme. Michaëla Ulrici was one of the trainers. A total of more than 100 pupils came to Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district for help in preparing for the jobs market. Directors and partners at a number of Zuidas companies, including NautaDutilh, taught them the finer points of how to apply for a job.
The pupils (aged 14 and 15) received their training at our Amsterdam office. Among other things, they learned how to prepare for a job interview and they practised by means of role play.
The aim of the session was to prepare them for applying for a job. The training will be useful when looking for a part-time job, but also for later. That’s because a lot of young people have no idea how to behave during a job interview. There’s a lot that can then go wrong: they appear uninterested, are not well prepared, and know little about the company where they are applying.
As Daniël Roos, JINC’s director explains: “Job application training comes in handy when you’re looking for a part-time job, and it’s good preparation for the jobs market when you’ve left school. And that’s not just an unnecessary luxury, certainly not if you come from a background where finding work can’t be taken for granted.”
Each pupil received a certificate at the end of the session. The training forms part of the JINC learning pathway. NautaDutilh is one of the partners in JINC, and is only too happy to help young people explore the labour market.