Where to find IT-staff?

The biggest challenge for startups is to find the right IT-staff. StartupUtrecht has identified several interesting opportunities for startups that are looking for IT-talent.


Startups have a difficult position on the labour market for ICT-personnel – stressed as the ICT-market already is. An interesting option for this is to find talent abroad. There is a sufficient number of highly-skilled IT personnel available who are eager to work on innovative projects in the region.

Landing.jobs is a partner that not only connects you with these talents, but also offers support in the recruitment process and takes your employer branding to the next level by putting your brand out there – all of this at a startup-friendly rate.

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There are currently 90.000 vacancies in IT. How to find IT talent as a startup? There are also 25.000 unemployed people at home that have done something in IT. Next to this there are 6.000 MBO students who graduate yearly. But: whereas 94% of all open IT vacancies are HBO+, half of the unemployed population doesn’t have an HBO or WO-diploma.

To solve this gap, NOVI organises bootcamps according to the principle: ‘hire on character, train on skills’. At the end of the 4 months intensive bootcamp the participants are junior ethical hacker, full stack developer or data engineer.

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ITvitae specializes in training, coaching and mediating IT specialists with autism and gifted people. The majority of the students previously dropped out of mainstream education, despite their above-average intelligence. ITvitae offers them perspective. In small lesson groups, the students in Amersfoort work on their specialization cyber security, software development or data science. More than 90% pass and are mediated in a sustainable manner as an IT professional with employers throughout the Netherlands, including several startups.

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