Accrediting foreign work placement companies

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Students are increasingly going abroad for work placement. According to the Dutch Act on Adult and Vocational Education, they may only attend accredited work placement companies. Foreign work placement companies must, therefore, also be accredited. The conditions that apply to work placement at home also apply to foreign accreditation.

Start the application

What happens once I've applied?

Once your application is completed in full, you will immediately receive an email to indicate that we are processing it.

SBB's work placement advisor will not visit you in person in order to introduce himself and/or get to know you. He will notify you in writing, via email or by phone. He may engage a foreign partner organisation to carry out any checks.

Within 24 hours after accreditation, your company will appear automatically on, the website that students use to find a work placement or apprenticeship.

Lodge an objection

Within six weeks of the date of the notification, you can lodge an objection to the work placement advisor's decision. You do this by sending a letter of objection by postal mail to the attention of the SBB Board of Directors. See the conditions for accreditation and contact details.