STAP-budget Business English

Unfortunately, STAP applications for September and November are now only available for OCW recognised training providers, such as higher education & vocational education institutions. Therefore The English Center is unable to offer the STAP budget at this time.

However, we can share the information below, which may be useful for many expat English Center clients who live in the Amsterdam Stadsregio.

Do you live in Greater Amsterdam?

Are you unemployed and looking for a job, or perhaps just a higher level position in your current career or company? There are possibilities for government funded re-training/additional training, including Business English. Go to this page (in Dutch) to read more. Opleiding en (om) schooling.

FYI, Greater Amsterdam includes these 16 gemeenten: Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Beemster, Diemen, Edam, Volendam, Haarlemmermeer, Landsmeer, Oostzaan, Ouder-Amstel, Purmerend, Uithoorn, Waterland, Wormerland and Zaanstad.  

Visit the City of Amsterdam Work and Income (English) page. is the website of the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency), which is managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. On the website, you can find job vacancies and information about work permits, and get help to find a job. The information is available in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.


Are you a career changer?

You can visit this (Dutch) UWV page if you are thinking of changing careers.

Help for job seekers

If you would like help to find a job, call the City at 020 252 6098 (in Dutch).

Liever in Nederlands lezen? Click here.

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