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Arcadis makes pledge to hire political refugees in Europe

Arcadis makes pledge to hire political refugees in Europe

 April 18, 2019

Arcadis has agreed to hire 45 recognized political refugees in Europe over the next three years. This pledge took place during the Dutch Business Summit for Refugees, where 15 large Dutch companies promised to support the integration of refugees into the labor market.

Arcadis strives to improve quality of life

Arcadis Chief Executive Officer Peter Oosterveer made a statement during the Summit.

“I am proud to represent the 27,000 employees of Arcadis, men and women who provide design and consultancy services for natural and built assets. Our employees, spread across the globe, feel truly and sincerely passionate about our mission, which is to ‘improve the quality of life’," said Peter.

"Arcadis will hire 45 refugees across Europe over the next three years, as part of its diversity and inclusion programs. Arcadis will offer refugees the opportunity to attend a 3-month learning module on engineering and soft skills. A select number of these will then be invited to gain work experience at Arcadis for a period of one year, which will include language training. After a final selection, the most appropriate candidates will be offered a permanent contract," he added. 

Arcadis pledges to be a diverse and inclusive company

Arcadis's commitment aims to serve the following purposes:

  • It very well supports Arcadis's Diversity and Inclusion policy, in particular underrepresented groups
  • It builds on a refugee talent development program already in place in Arcadis's Dutch operation, which in itself follows Arcadis's role as co-founder of the Refugee Talent Hub
  • It reinforces other Arcadis partnerships, including the UN Human Habitat Shelter program which Arcadis has supported for nearly ten years
  • It improves the quality of life.

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