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Dutch survey results: Just graduated "starters" switch jobs fast

21 March 2008, 00:00

Most university and higher professional education graduates in Holland do not stay long with their first employer. No less than 90% of starters quit within two years.

Most Dutch university and higher professional education graduates do not stay long with their first employer. No less than 90% of starters in the Netherlands quit within two years. It takes three quarters of starters in Holland only two months to find a job.

This is the outcome of research conducted among 800 Dutch university and higher professional education graduates by recruitment agency Ad Rem Young.

"We often notice that graduates from Dutch universities hardly explore the job market. Businesses already approach these young professionals, as it were, while they are still taking lecturers. Soon afterwards they realise they are not at all satisfied with their new employers", according to director Ramses Serno of Ad Rem.

The main reasons starters  switch jobs in Holland so fast is that they do not provide enough career possibilities or are too limited. According to the research results, starters would like to spend a day on the work floor before starting a job.

This is something Serno recommends as well. "Look around in a company first, exploring is part of the game. How you feel about a workplace is often more important than what an employer has to offer you."


In 2002, 40% of the fresh Dutch graduates had a job within two months in the Netherlands. This is now 57%. According to Serno, this is because the job market in Holland is very dynamic: "At the moment, there are many more possibilities for graduates than there were a couple of years ago."[PA/transl.YV]

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