Make it in the North, the first and only online platform to help internationals and internationally-minded people in the Northern Netherlands find jobs, opportunities, and information to feel at home in the North, will have its official kick off on the 11th of July during Future Work x Make it in the North at Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98 in the city of Groningen.
The Make it in the North website has already gone live and is being filled up with vacancies and talent, but the launch of Make it in the North will be officially heralded by a new Northern career event: Future Work x Make it in the North.
Beyond presenting cool companies and jobs in the region, Future Work x Make it in the North will showcase the forward-facing outlook of the north and revolve around the idea of a future without managers, offices, and borders. Featured speakers will offer a glimpse of the workplace of tomorrow where technological solutions mean that your team can be spread across with world. Workshops will focus on turning your PhD research into a company, hiring international people, exporting, the tech-driven future of the Northern Netherlands, and more.
Future Work will also have a LinkedIn photo studio, drinks, and networking. The Northern Times will be taking part with an on-site newsroom, and Here & Now will be curating the musical accompaniment. And yes, there will be job opportunities: a host of companies and organisations from across Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe will be on hand with real jobs for highly-skilled workers with no Dutch language requirements.
With opportunities for exporting, huge amounts of information and chances for collaboration, Make it in the North aims to be more than just a way of linking companies in the North to talent. The Make it in the North project is a collaborative effort by dozens of partners, including the provinces of Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe, northern academic institutions like the University of Groningen and professional organisations such as FME, MetaalUnie, Phillips, and many more. The Northern Times, which has surpassed one million visitors, and cultural directory Here & Now, which draws in 20,000 people a week on average, are also part of the wider Make it in the North project.
Future Work x Make it in the North will take place on the 11th of July at Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98, Groningen. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you or your company would like to be at the event to meet some of the many thousands of talented people in the North, you can sign up right here.