Finding talent

An important aspect of choosing a location at which to set up your business, is the availability of well-trained staff. There are several colleges and universities located in the region where young talent is being prepared for the labor market.


HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) consistently ranks in the top 3 multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. It offers high-quality study programmes to approximately 4,800 students. Graduates often take high positions in Zeeland. Besides that, HZ collaborates with companies resolving innovation and business related questions.

The University College Roosevelt (UCR) offers a small-scale Liberal Arts and Sciences program and has consistently been ranked among the very best in the Netherlands. UCR has many international teaching and research collaborations and is also strongly connected to the province of Zeeland and Utrecht University.

The nearby Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. 

ROC Scalda provides secondary vocational education in Zeeland. Students with diverse backgrounds are able to take courses inengineering, maintainance, technology and economics amonst others. 


Invest in Zeeland also has direct connections with various employment agencies, recruiters and other HR consultants we would be happy to connect you with.

International workers

Employees who work temporarily in another country with a culture that is different to their own are called expats. Their stay abroad can be permanent, but is generally temporary. Expats are often sent abroad for their work. Frequently asked expat questions are:

  • How can I bring my partner to the Netherlands?
  • How do I get a social security number?
  • What do I do about my driver’s license?
  • What is the 30% scheme?

There are several expat centers in the Netherlands that support international companies and their employees in regulating government-related procedures and formalities and information about the Netherlands. These are 'one-stop shops' for international employees who live and work in the Netherlands. Invest in Zeeland can easily introduce you to them.

Read more about the various expat centers in the Netherlands