A slight majority of the technical students want to work abroad once they obtain their degree.
Chip manufacturer ASML did research about the link between technical training and the students’ vision of the future. Research among 1300 students shows that 51 per cent of them rather picture themselves working abroad than in the Netherlands.
Europe scores well among those questioned. Ten per cent of the students also consider working in the US or in Asia.
Students do not need to go abroad for an international career, according to ASML. Dutch companies also offer international jobs, with expatriates and international projects.
Eindhoven-based companies are expecting to lack technically skilled people in the years to come.