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You have numerous opportunities to connect international tech and IT professionals to your business. For example, specialised recruitment agencies can help you attract talent. You can also use online advertising to bring your vacancies to the attention of a specific target group. Of course, you can also attend international tech and IT career fairs or join the Brainport Talent Attraction Program in your region. We list them below. Any questions? Brainport Development can tell you all about it.



Specialised recruitment and selection agencies

Various secondment, recruitment and selection agencies specialise in attracting and employing international tech and IT professionals. This can be done on the basis of temporary hiring (secondment) or by offering a permanent position. Within the Brainport region, you will find large and small companies that can help you with this.

Online recruitment and advertising

In order to attract international talent to your company, it is of course important to tailor your communication tools to them: an English-language website with job postings helps your potential employee understand what kind of company you have and what they can do for it. This brings you one step closer to recruiting international talent. 

To actually be found online by this target group, you can consider online advertising. This allows you to reach a specific target group with, for example, vacancies. You can use search engine optimisation (SEO) or search engine advertising (SEA). Within the region, you will find various agencies that, in addition to SEO and SEA, are also specialised in employment communication.

Participate in (inter)national career fairs

For tech and IT professionals, there are several (inter)national career fairs that focus specifically on this target group. Career days are also organised by various universities. By participating or being present at these, you will come into contact with potential (inter)national employees in an accessible way. An example of an international career fair where various companies from the region are present together with Brainport Development is the MIT European Career Fair. This takes place every February in Boston.

Recruiting international students

More and more international students are choosing to study at one of the educational institutions in our region. Many of them continue to work for a company in the region after their studies. Because the shortage on the labour market is growing now and in the future, attracting, retaining and developing internationally talented tech and IT students as well as knowledge workers is important for the future of your company. 

Brainport Talent Attraction Program

The Brainport Talent Attraction Programme attracts international tech & IT talent at mbo4, hbo and wo level to companies and organisations in Brainport Eindhoven.  The strength of the programme lies in the cooperation between the regional employers. The programme consists of the following basic activities for all employers in the region and additional activities for companies with a specific demand.

  • Combining all English-language tech and IT vacancies on the job portal of the international Brainport Eindhoven website for foreign talent.
  • Region branding through online campaigns to attract foreign talent via the international Brainport Eindhoven website.
  • Strengthening the regional network of HR professionals through thematic meetings and newsletters.

Additional activities Brainport Talent Attraction Programme

Besides activities intended for all employers in Brainport Eindhoven, Brainport Development offers a number of additional opportunities for employers who want to work extra intensively on talent attraction. For this a financial contribution is asked. This concerns:

  • Brainport traineeship-programme
    This programme matches Spanish and Italian tech and IT students and recent graduates with companies in the region that offer work experience positions. Brainport is cooperating with many colleges and universities in Spain and Italy for this purpose. For more information and participation, please contact Nicole Zwetsloot.
  • Brainport Premium Package
    This package is intended for a select group of companies in the high-tech and manufacturing industry that want to make an extra effort to attract international talent. Are you one of them? Then you and your company or organisation can use the power of the international name recognition of Brainport Eindhoven and enjoy other benefits. For more information, please contact Nicole Zwetsloot.