Alliander is Hiring!
For several years, we have been conducting an intensive recruitment campaign on several fronts (both internal and external) to highlight the shortage of technicians within our company. The website werkenbij.alliander.com was revamped in 2019. On this site, videos and stories help to spark interest in Alliander among various target groups. The stories and videos have also been used in print and online channels to interest potential employees in a job at Alliander. Alliander has been present at various events at colleges and universities as well as at career fairs and trade fairs (Nationale Carrière Beurs, Elektro2019!). In addition, a pilot has been started with PlaytoWork, where young people with a secondary vocational education can learn about career opportunities at Alliander via online games.
In 2019, employees were once again invited to introduce new technicians to Alliander through the internal referral programme ‘Alliander Werft!’ (‘Alliander is Hiring!’). Jobs in the IT department were added to this programme in 2019. More than 250 potential candidates were introduced through the programme in 2019, and 49 of them were offered a contract.
Service technician training for asylum status holders
In March 2019, ten asylum status holders successfully completed the training programme at Alliander that leads to a senior secondary vocational education (MBO) qualification in electricity network installation and maintenance. A new group of ten asylum status holders started training in May. Alliander is the client, while contractors and the relevant municipalities are co-investors in this project. Those who complete the programme are guaranteed a permanent contract at Liander. The Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) shared its knowledge and experience to help us develop this training programme. We expect that the second group will have gained their diplomas by the end of 2020.