• June 11th to November 26th 2024
  • Driebergen, De Reehorst
  • Triodos
  • Closed

Mentoring Program for financial professionals

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 and job application procedures, or find it difficult to meet employers. To overcome these challenges, Triodos Bank and the Refugee Talent Hub are offering this mentoring program to you. There is limited space, so register quickly for the Triodos Bank Mentoring Program!

What is the mentoring program?

During the mentoring program, you will receive guidance from a mentor from Triodos Bank for 5 ½ months. Together, you will boost your professional development and find your way on the Dutch labour 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 mentoring 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 Triodos Bank in particular during the joint events and online check-ins.

Please note: the mentor program doesn't guarantee a job at Triodos and instead it does increase your chances of success in the Dutch job market by improving your network, skills, and knowledge.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

About Triodos Bank

We are living in a crucial time in our history. The wave of change is happening and presents us with great opportunities for systemic transformation: from regenerative agriculture, empowering marginalized groups and smart energy solutions to circular economy businesses. We want to be one of the changemakers that accelerate this transformation through using money as a force for positive change and through advocacy.​

As a values-driven financial institution we make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. To make sure our influence in these areas is positive we only finance sustainable enterprises, and we only use the ‘real’ money entrusted to us by savers and investors in the real economy.​

People make the difference: we at Triodos Bank know that all too well. Together we actively contribute to a sustainable society and this starts of course with our co-workers. Several regular moments of reflection and our systematic attention for personal development help ensure that we can make that difference together. We keep each other focused and are all dedicated to the Triodos Bank mission.

What do we expect from you?

  • You have a refugee background;

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

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

  • You have experience or strong affinity with working in the financial sector and/or sustainability;

  • From 11 June on, you can meet once every WEEK with your mentor, either in-person or online over the course of 5 ½ months;

  • Must: your English is at a sufficient level to participate in this mentor program since all live events will be hosted in the English language;

  • Your CV is in our database and you consent to sharing this CV with Triodos Bank for the matching and facilitation of the mentoring program;

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

Important MANDATORY dates

  • Kick-off (live*): 11 June 10.00 - 13.00

  • First check-in (online): 25 June 13.00 - 14.00

  • Inhouse event (live*): 9 July 10.00 - 13.00

  • Second check-in (online): 13 August 13:00 - 14:00

  • Third check-in (online): 15 October 13.00 - 14.00

  • Closing event (live*): 26 November 14.00 - 17.00

*The live meetings will take place at Driebergen and travel expenses will be compensated.

How do I register?

So, are you unsure which next steps to take 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? Then sign up for the new Triodos Bank Mentor Program!

  • 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 May 9.

Please be aware that we can close enrollment of this program at an earlier date if we receive a lot of applications. 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!