Johan Westermann arrived in the Netherlands in May 2022. Johan wrote something about his experiences.
Johan, why did you emigrate to the Netherlands?
I decided to emigrate to the Netherlands because of the great opportunities and standard of living as opposed to South Africa, aka no load shedding etc. 🙂
Can you tell us something how you do like the Netherlands?
I found the Netherlands to be such an inviting country with its beautiful culture and kind hearted inhabitants. The infrastructure such as waste disposal and public transport is also unbelievably well organized.
Please tell us something about the projects you are currently working on.
I work for a company called Finalist where I write software to do automated testing for our clients websites, mostly running drupal. Testing software like behat etc. It is very exciting work and there is enough room for creativity without lacking structure for the management of the company and its projects.
Did the process of emigration go smoothly?
The process of emigration was flawless with the least amount of stress that one would experience moving to a new continent. I was never in the dark about anything in the process and was always prepared 2 steps ahead of time: This I owe all to summit developers.
Can you explain to the South Africans who are considering to go overseas how you did experience the support from us?
I seriously can’t imagine going through this process without summit developers. Truly life changing! They had a whole life ready for me to pick up and go waiting on this side, I just had to show up. I can not stress it enough how kind yet professional these individuals from summit developers are. I wouldn’t want it any other way.