Hendrik and his family have been in the Netherlands in March 2019
Hendrik, why did you emigrate to the Netherlands?
To experience different cultures and the excellent work-life balance in the Netherlands. The country also offers a safe environment for my family.
How do you like the Netherlands? What are the biggest differences with South Africa?
The safety is a massive benefit to what we are used to. The people are very friendly and helpful. The travelling opportunities from the Netherlands are also very exciting for my family.
Please tell us something about the projects you are currently working on
The company where I work is great and very helpful. The work is challenging and exciting. I work with a great team and learn something new every day, not necessarily work related but also more about the work culture. I like to push boundaries, and that is exactly what the projects offer.
How did the process of emigration go?
The process was hassle-free, and the guidance received from the company helped us a lot. We also had contact with colleagues already working for Summit developers which assisted us even more.
Can you explain to the South Africans who are considering to go overseas how you did experience the support from us?
All the admin was done for us by Summit developers. We basically just responded when they requested documents. When we arrived they were there to pick us up and take us to our apartment where everything was in place.