It will depend on your residence status whether you are allowed to do a work placement. In principle, all youngsters are allowed to do a work placement. However, if your asylum application is still being processed or it has been rejected, you will have to meet certain conditions.
Application being processed:
If your application is being processed, you are allowed to do a work placement under the following conditions: if a claim to provisions exists under the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers Act [Wet COA] – you then receive money via the COA, and if you are studying in pre-vocational secondary education, senior general secondary education or university education. The organization for which you are doing a work placement must have a professional practical training or work placement agreement with you and your school. If the organization where you are doing a work placement or the school has a volunteers’ certificate, you will be allowed to do a work placement.
If your application has been rejected, you are allowed to do a work placement under the following conditions:
- if the work placement is obligatory for being able to complete your education;
- and you started the course before your 18th birthday;
- and the course falls under the school-based pathway [BOL] within senior secondary vocational education [MBO].
Residence permit: You are allowed to do a work placement. If you wish to do a work placement, but you don’t know whether this is possible and under what conditions, contact your guardian and ask him or her for advice.