Carlos, from Barcelona, ​​tells us how he is living his work experience in the Netherlands with T&S

Carlos had been unstable for a year and a half when he found the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to work. At that time he had to make a difficult decision since distancing himself from his partner and family is never easy.

He finally he applied to the offer and was selected to begin his adventure. The process tells us that it was complicated because, from one day to the next, the Netherlands tightened the restrictions on being able to travel. Luckily and after the good work of the recruitment consultants, Carlos was able to head to the Netherlands.

In order to be able to depend on himself, he decided to drive from Barcelona to the Netherlands. About 1,500 kilometers and more than 15 hours of travel. Carlos loves to drive and was even attracted to the idea of ​​going there in his own vehicle.

Once there, what he was most concerned about were the accommodations. Carlos had previous experiences working in other countries and sharing accommodation with other colleagues is not always easy. In his case, he is very happy with his accommodation and with his companions, so the few fears that he might have have disappeared.

On a normal day there, Carlos usually gets up early to study the firefighter or police exams; and to exercise. Later, around 12 noon, he goes to work and already returns home to have dinner and rest.

At work he is very happy and he admits to us that it is one of the best warehouses he has ever worked in.

Finally, Carlos tells us that, if both the company and he are still equally happy, he would like to be able to spend a year gaining experience and saving money.

From T&S, we appreciate his time and we hope that he can spend a year working with us and just as happy. Good luck in the oppositions and I hope you meet all your goals!

Georgeta & Petrica

Georgeta and her husband Petrică lived in Portugal for 20 years after which they decided to come work in the Netherlands so they could support their children and grandchildren financially, especially their grandson who has health problems.

As a young girl Georgeta always wanted to visit the Land of Oranges and the Land of Tulips, so the choice of moving to the Netherlands was the completion of her childhood dream. A few months after arriving they decided to apply for a job with T&S and moved again, this time from the north of the Netherlands to the southern region.

They found a team that Georgeta describes as being like a family. She enjoys the work and the multicultural environment, and especially appreciates the openness in communication between colleagues and the coordinators, the warm atmosphere, and the fact that everyone knows each other by name. She became friends with a group of ladies from Somalia and Turkey who she works with in her group and enthused about her first time trying homemade tzatziki that one of them made for her.

Petrică is content with his work as well, he is enthusiastic about the fact that there is no unneeded pressure put on the employees and notes that the general atmosphere on the work floor is happy and relaxed, it comes easy for him to do his work properly and with care.

In her free time Georgeta likes to read books, volunteer, cook, and bake cakes and sweets. Our own T&S team was pleasantly surprised when she baked us a cake for Christmas! Petrică used to fish as a hobby, but because of the pandemic he hasn’t had a chance to enjoy going fishing and instead spends his free time reading his Bible.

The pandemic has been a big stressing factor in their home country of Romania, so they are happy to be in the Netherlands, even though they cannot meet their friends outside of work because of the COVID-19 rules and regulations. Every day their prayers go out to their family who are in Romania.

For the near future they would very much like to remain in this current job. The work does not affect their health and it is stress-free, so they’d like to spend as much time as possible in this company to save money for their grandson. After a few more healthy years they are hoping to retire.

Thank you very much Georgeta and Petrică for your time in the interview, we hope you can continue enjoying the work and your experience in the Netherlands, and that your family are safe and in good health.


Today we have the pleasure of telling you the story of Carlos, a true fighter, who has overcome all the adversities that have appeared on his way.

His adventure dates back to 2015, when he went to the Netherlands to work with another agency, but the first month he charged negative. Luckily, he quickly found T&S and was able to change jobs, start living a decent life, and even learn a little Dutch.

In the beginning of him with us, he tells us that he always felt confidence and security. He assures us that he has always felt great treatment from the agency.

When he traveled to The Netherlands, his main goal was to find a job to live with. Carlos is an orphan and this has made him wake up a lot in life, knowing how to get chestnuts out of the fire in any situation.

Thanks to his level of English, Carlos has always chosen good jobs and this has led him to his current position in which he is very happy. He works in gardening with very good employment conditions, a great schedule and a good salary.

As for the houses, he himself now lives in a private accommodation, but he was also living in our accommodation. He fondly remembers the summer time, where he tells us that there was a great atmosphere and you had the feeling of being in a summer camp.

On the other hand, he also tells us that in winter he gets a little harsher because of the weather. He also emphasizes that problems in accommodation are usually caused by conflicts between roommates, in the end, you can have bad luck and be touched by a person with whom you are incompatible. Luckily, a move can always be made if such a case occurs.

Carlos tells us an anecdote in which one day while riding his skateboard to work, he had a collision with a bike and broke his hand. At that time he was going to have to be off work for 3 months and he preferred to be fired to collect unemployment and then be hired again. T&S got involved with it and it was successfully carried out..

Finally, Carlos wanted to thank Elena (Recruitment Consultant T&S) for her enormous work, who has helped him at all times and has always felt close to her.

Carlos, we greatly appreciate your time at the interview and we are thrilled to hear that you are so excited to be working with us. We hope that everything continues to go as well and that you meet all your goals.


David from Gran Canaria was on his island working as a diving instructor, his life’s work.

Unfortunately the current pandemic situation we are experiencing prevented him from continuing to work and he made the decision to travel to the Netherlands to work.

The decision to go to the Netherlands and not to another country was marked by the country’s own culture. David loves the mentality of the Dutch, he considers it a very developed, sustainable and modern country

He tells us that since he got in touch with Yan (TenS Holanda Recruitment Consultant) everything was very simple and fast. He tells us the following: “At first I thought it was very difficult to go to the Netherlands and then once you get on, it is faster than it seems.”

When he arrived he was under some tension about what he could find himself and, initially, he planned to stay there for a few months. Today, he is much happier and he wants to stay in Holland much longer than, a priori, he believed. In his own words: “I feel like I have to stay here.” In addition, he highly values ​​the treatment of Yan, whom he considers a fundamental support since he feels close to him and helps him with any problem.

He is currently sharing a room and as Yan advised him, this is sometimes a lottery. His partner is very calm and independent so he says he has no problem, although David, who considers himself very close, would like to have more conversations with him.

At the company he is super happy, he has learned a lot and they have taught him many things. He feels valued in his work and that is what matters most to him. He tells us that if they see that you work well, the company will focus on you and help you improve. He also stresses that he has had absolutely no problem with his payroll and is actually living well and indulging in certain quirks, such as self-made meals.

As for English, he improves it every day and he describes very well a feeling that has happened to many of us. He tells us that at first it was difficult for him to speak English and he was cut off, but there is a day when you click and everything flows.

David recommends this experience to his friends and believes that Holland is full of opportunities, and leaving Spain is an experience that makes you grow as a person and gives you things that you will not experience if you stay at home. It should be mandatory, it ends.

It is too early to say that he misses something, and in fact, he tells me that he is even getting sunny, something that for him was unimaginable when he got there. Although, like Portgual coffee there is nothing. Hopefully a cup of coffee from his land!, he laughs.

Finally, we wanted to thank David for his time during the interview. He has shown us to be a person who overcomes adversity, with great adaptability and a special sympathy. We hope you continue as happy as you are and have many successes.


What if I start to fulfill those dreams that one day I left unseen but not read?

That was exactly what happened to Kevin. 26 years of enthusiasm and his desire to be happy, made him go on a new adventure which he calls one of the best in his life.

He wanted to live in the Netherlands for a period of time. To work, to discover new horizons and to corroborate that the landscapes that he saw in Google images correspond to reality. After several searches on the Internet, he found our Portugal portal in which, by registering for a job offer, he contacted our human resources team and in just two weeks he was already starting to cross one of his dreams from his list: “Living off for a while. “

He trusted us from the beginning, since our human resources team tried to help him at all times, solving his doubts and questions so that Kevin could achieve the goal that he set for himself.

I don’t think I’ve met people as eager as him. Wanting to really dream, to try to meet goals and objectives. And that on top, fight for them to come true.

He admits that during the first days, adapting to the new environment was harder than usual. He was a little afraid of what was happening to him and when he went alone on more than one occasion he wondered if he had made the right decision, a question that every person who has gone to live in another country has done.

For him, effort in the workplace is essential, and despite working in extreme conditions at low temperatures, he says he is happy, that he is learning a lot of things thanks to his colleagues and professionals around him.

Although not everything is happiness, because it is true that when he gets home he does not feel completely comfortable and, it is not because of the other three boys with whom he shares the flat, but because of the dirty that was found in some parts of the house. However, there is nothing a good cleaning can do, and what is negative, they say, is not an option.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, reading books, or resting. Especially resting. He says that since he arrived almost two months ago, he has barely had time to take a day for himself, where he can take a deep breath or listen to the sound of birds without any other concern.

It is too early to say that he misses something, and in fact, he tells me that he is even getting sunny, something that for him was unimaginable when he got there. Although, like Portgual coffee there is nothing. Hopefully a cup of coffee from his land!, he laughs.

For him life is learning. Understand something new every day, understand the steps, fight, live, enjoy, and start crossing out the list of dreams that remain to be fulfilled


Augusto, born in Argentina, was living in Barcelona and looking for work both in Barcelona and Madrid, but suddenly he came across a job offer in the Netherlands.

Augusto, aware of his good level of English, decided to take the opportunity and present his candidacy. After a process that he describes as: “short and certain, in these uncertain times”, he headed to the Netherlands. At first, he had fears and doubts, but once he arrived at our offices, everything he had talked about was coming true. His adventure was beginning.

In his early days, he started living in our lodgings. He tells us that many cultures lived together and although at first it can be shocking, later it is very positive, since you open your mind and learn about the cultural diversity of each one.

After a while, Augustus preferred to live closer to work, so he rented his own accommodation, in the vicinity of his employment.

His objectives in this adventure are: to work hard, since he had been inactive for a long time due to the pandemic; and get to know a new culture and country for him. After three months he confirms to us that everything is being fulfilled.

Regarding work, Augusto tells us that his company is very large, modern and very well organized. What he would improve is the relationship with managers and coordinators.

On a normal working day, he gets up at 6 in the morning and enters at 7. Then he leaves at 15:00 and, if the weather is good, several friends gather for a walk or go to a park.

Augusto loves music and that is why he takes advantage of many days to do rock, soul or even punk with a friend. Luckily, they have all the necessary instruments there and on rainy days it is the perfect plan.

He lastly recommends this experience to many friends who are unemployed and wanting to live abroad. Augusto emphasizes that it is a very comfortable country with many facilities.

Thank you very much Augusto for your time in the interview, we hope you can continue enjoying the experience and that you will soon release a rock album so we can listen to you.


Siomara was in the Canary Islands looking for work, and seeing the situation that is being experienced in Spain with the current coronavirus pandemic, she decided to look for work outside of Spain. Then, browsing the job websites, she found our job offer and decided to apply.

At first, she did not count on being selected, since her level of English was very basic. Luckily for Siomara, it was the season of high demand, a time when there is a lot of work and English is not as important as the desire and motivation that a girl like her can bring.

Before traveling she remembers that she was nervous about knowing and adapting to a new culture, but thanks to how determined she was to make this decision, she was able to face everything.

At the beginning, she was going to stay for a month, which is how long the high demand season lasts, but thanks to her good work and dedication, she has managed to stay longer.

As for English, Siomara, in these three months she feels that she is improving it a lot, especially listening. Between her work, in which everything is spoken in English and the roommates, who help her, she believes that she is making adequate progress in learning the English language.

Focusing on the workplace, she tells us that she loves doing such an active job. Being able to be moving and burning energy from one place to another, she tells her that she helps her a lot, since she is very hyperactive.

On the other hand, on rest days, Siomara loves to go with her bicycle to visit cities such as Waalwijk or Tilburg and take the opportunity to get to know the country. One negative aspect that she highlights is the price she paid for her bike, she cost € 150 and it was second-hand, although she sees the bike more worn. However, when she wants to return to Spain she can resell her bike for half of what she paid.

Now she has the objective of being able to rent a car to be able to visit the Netherlands and even to be able to go to Belgium or Germany to visit her friends.

Finally, she recommends this experience as she believes it is an opportunity where they make things easy for you, earn good money and, if you have an adventurous spirit, it is very interesting.

We want to thank Siomara for her time for the interview and we sincerely hope that she continues to be just as adventurous and enjoying this experience.


Her name is Gema. She was born in Argüelles, a neighborhood in Madrid and decided to start a new adventure the last 10th January.

Two suitcases and a backpack in her back set course from Madrid-Barajas airport. Destination: the Netherlands. In the beginning, she felt fear, uncertainty. She wasn´t sure what she was going to find. The fact of starting a new stage and therefore living a new experience, was not a problem for her because she is so happy there, she feels confortable. That´s why she doesn´t want to come back to Spain from now.

The word that she repeats the most when you ask her about her adventure is “I´m very good” and sometimes she puts “mazo bien” typical pet word of Madrid. Thirthy-four years that have allowed her to discover the world through the multiculturalism that the Dutch country gives off. Friends. Romanians, Poles, Africans and Spaniards of course too, because Spaniards are everywhere, like her roomate, a girl from Malaga, her roomate who decided to start the same adventure as her, in a small house with a room with two beds, a bathroom and a kitchen.

Although she had never worked as a logistics operator in a warehouse, her environment made her feel comfortable and have control over the job in a short period of time. A higher salary and the security and tranquility of the place where she is living, are some of the factors that stands out. The fact of walking on the street alone at midnight and feeling 100% safe seems to her something new. Of course, she cannot miss her mother´s croquettes and lentils and the sun´s rays on her face. Because the Netherlands will be a dream place, but there is nothing like the good weather and Mediterranean food.

Anyway, her life there is not just work hours and hours. During her days off, she likes to ride a bike, discover new places, stay on bed longer than usual and is a fan of Netflix and blanket afternoons, on the most cloudy days. English begins to stop to be a problem in her life. With the help of her new family, the one she created there, have made today not a handicap. The Dutch is not her strong point but the main keywords are more or less under control.

She is Gema. This is her story. The one that has started in the Netherlands. I don´t have the pleasure of meeting her personally but I could talk with her by phone. A fun girl, who laughs and enjoys even the smallest details. A brave girl who one day decided to change her life, start a new life.


Imagine having to separate yourself from the people you love the most in the world to go more than 5000 kilometers away to fight for your future and that of your children

This is the story of Helena, a Brazilian woman who had to move to the Netherlands in order to continue fighting for life. Strength and vitality is what makes people different and, without a doubt, is what characterizes her. It is not the first time that she has chosen TenS Holanda to work abroad. She already did it a year ago in which she remarkably enjoyed the experience and for which she wanted to return.

It is not the first time that she has chosen TenS Holanda to work abroad. She already did it a year ago in which she remarkably enjoyed the experience and for which she wanted to return. She thinks that the work environment is wonderful. “You meet people from different countries and you learn from each person that passes during your adventure”, she said. Also, she has a large group of friends who speak Portuguese and Spanish and with whom she spends her afternoons and days off.

Her smile is triggered when she informs me that, possibly, in the next few months her children can fly to the Netherlands and be able to continue living this experience with their mother and, she emphasizes that they will send their CVs to TenS Holland. I only heard words of gratitude and kindness towards TenS Holanda. She has felt cared for at all times by us, even in those in which she could be most insecure.

Thank you, Helena, for your way of seeing life, which is wonderful. Keep enjoying this experience like never before.


Bryan, from the Canary Islands and a journalist, wanted to go to the Netherlands after the recommendation of one of his friends. He found an offer from TenS Holland on a job search website and did not hesitate to send his CV.

On his arrival in the Netherlands he went to the office to sign the contract and, at that moment, doubts entered him as to whether he was doing the right thing. After signing, returning home, he met another Spanish girl with whom he had a pleasant chat and at that moment he changed the chip and focused on enjoying the experience.

Bryan after February’s snowfall.

At first, his accommodation was more than 10 kilometers away, so they gave him a car to go to work. Bryan would meet his classmates in the parking lot closest to his house and from there they would go together. This seemed very comfortable to him.

Later he has had multiple moves, for organizational reasons to be able to provide homes close to the jobs, as well as transfers due to damage to the home, seeking to provide a more complete accommodation. This Bryan admits to us that it was somewhat annoying, since as he adapts to one house he has had to move to another.

One of the moves was requested by Bryan himself since he had a roommate with whom there was not a good relationship. From TenS Holland we continue working to improve our accommodations and make your experience the best possible.

Regarding work, Bryan tells us that they are huge companies, with very large structures, where you have a coordinator with whom you do the initial training, he tells you what to do and then it is a very autonomous job.

Bryan went to work in the high demand season that ends on January 10, after which he spent a week waiting to find another job since he wanted to continue in the Netherlands. Bryan admits that he went through some anguish since he did not know if it was going to be possible to find another job, although luckily he had managed to save to survive comfortably that week without working. We were finally able to find a job in which Bryan is happy today, he is very comfortable and allows him to continue enjoying this adventure.

Finally Bryan tells us: I recommend the experience to get out of the comfort zone, I had the dream of living outside of Spain, it is a brutal experience, they give you everything chewed up and you have to take advantage of that. Then you can complain, but they give you everything.

We greatly appreciate the time spent by Bryan who at all times was very objective speaking and he wanted to highlight all the positive aspects, such as the negative ones that help us improve. We hope you continue to be happy in the Netherlands and fulfill your dream of living abroad.