• 24 oktober 2023
  • 10:00‐13:00
  • Amsterdam
  • G-Star
  • Gesloten

Mentor program at G-Star

Finding a job with a refugee background can be challenging. For example, because you have a small professional network, know little about the Dutch labor market or find it difficult to meet employers. To overcome these challenges, G-Star and Refugee Talent Hub are offering this mentoring program to you. There is limited space, so register quickly!

What is a mentor program?

During the mentor program, you will receive guidance from a mentor from G-Star for 4 months. Together, you will boost your professional development and find your way on the Dutch labor market. You will receive support from your mentor in multiple ways, including:

  • Setting career goals and formulating concrete next steps for your career;

  • Discovering what your talents / ambitions / competencies / skills / development points are;

  • Discovering which careers / jobs / sectors / companies / courses / trainings are a good fit for you;

  • Improving your CV / LinkedIn page / motivation letters to present yourself better on the Dutch labor market;

  • Practicing job interviews;

  • Enhancing networking skills and learning how to identify opportunities to grow your network

  • During the mentor program, your mentor will share their knowledge, skills, and professional network with you. On the other hand, your mentor can also learn a lot from you! In addition, you will learn more about the other mentors and mentees, work in general, and G-Star in particular during the joint events and online check-ins.

During the mentor program, a G-Star professional will be matched to you for a period of 4 months. During this period, the professional functions as your mentor and coach. He/she gives you tips and tricks for finding a job in The Netherlands and working at the Dutch labor market/ the fashion retail industry. You can for example receive help for your resume, your LinkedIn profile, and your mentor will share his/her professional network with you.

Misunderstandings about the mentor trainings

The mentor program is not a full time training. You will talk to your mentor about once a week for the upcoming 4 months. During these meetings you will work on your professional development. In addition, your mentor will help you to find your way on the Dutch labor market. You will also talk to the organization and other mentors and mentees during the joint events and online check-ins. If you want to follow full-time training courses, you can, of course, search with your mentor for full-time training courses that suit you. The mentor program is not a job interview or guarantee of a job (at G-Star). However, the mentor program does increase your chances of finding a job on the Dutch labor market because it helps you increase your network, skills and knowledge.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

About G-Star

At G-Star, we are obsessed with denim. Together we push to invent, explore and take craftsmanship to another level. Down to the smallest detail and with a strong belief that there is no limit to what denim can do. To achieve this, we are always looking for hardcore thinkers and do-ers, who want to join us in creating the future of premium and purposeful denim.

What do we expect from you?

  • You have a refugee background;

  • You would like to increase your chances on the labor market;

  • You are available to participate in the mandatory online and live events (see Important dates);

  • From October on, you can meet with your mentor once a week , either in-person or online over the course of 4 months;


  • Your Dutch or English is at a sufficient level to participate in this mentor program;

  • You are enthusiastic and motivated to get the most out of the mentor program;

  • You have access to a computer (with camera) and internet, which is necessary for video calls;

Important dates

  • Kick-off (live): October 24th (10:00-13:00)

  • Check-in (online): November 28th (10:00 -11:00)

  • Group activity (TBD): December/January

  • Closing event (live): February 27th (10:00-13:00)

How do I register?

Are you unsure about the next steps in your career? Are you interested in learning how to get the most out of job interviews? Do you want to expand your professional network and get in touch with the right people? Sign up for the new G-Star Mentor Program or on the website as soon as possible! Please make sure that your CV has been uploaded.

  • If you are selected, we expect you to be present during the online and live events (see Important dates);

  • The registration deadline is on the 9th of October, but if we receive enough applications, we will stop the recruitment earlier;

  • If you have any questions about the program, you can contact us at info@refugeetalenthub.com.

We hope that you will take advantage of this wonderful professional development opportunity!

The travel costs for the live events will be reimbursed