Four steps to becoming an accredited work placement company

Step 1

Do the handy quick scan

The handy quick scan shows you what you need for a successful application.

Step 2

Choose the VET courses

Choose the course or courses for which you want to offer practice placementswork placements and apprenticeships.

Step 3

Submit your application online

You are ready to submit your application for an accredited work placement company online.

Step 4

Your SBB advisor will contact you soon

An SBB work placement advisor will contact you soon to go over everything.

Start application

If you would like to become an accredited work placement company and help train students, you can apply by clicking the link.

Do the quickscan

Advantages of accreditation

As an accredited work placement company, you make an important contribution to the future of workmanship. Moreover, it offers you special advantages:

  • Coaching students is a great way to recruit workers. Many students end up working for their work placement company after they have obtained their diploma.
  • Students have a fresh perspective on your business, bringing up-to-date knowledge and new insights with them.
  • Students get to work straightaway in your company. You can enjoy the help of young professionals in the daily activities of the company.
  • Students exchange experiences with one another. They can increase the appeal of your company.
  • The ‘Accredited work placement company’ logo that you can use on your company car, stationery, website, etc. provides a positive image to your customers.
  • You may be eligible for subsidies and funds, such as the Subsidy Scheme for Practical Learning.
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Facts and figures

The Netherlands has a workforce of more than 9 million people, 3.7 million of whom followed a VET course. These professionals work in many different sectors. The demand for freshly graduated VET students is therefore high. This makes it all the more important to ensure that the courses on offer match the demand from the labour market as closely as possible.

How many VET colleges are there? How many accredited work placement companies? What are the chances for a practice placement, apprenticeship and job? What trends and developments do sectors face? We have listed them for you.