Buddy project: Eindhoven Airport helps over-50s with job applications

Eindhoven Airport feels close to the regional community. As part of its social commitment, the airport is one of the employers that helps people over 50 to apply for a job through the project ‘A buddy works!’. Selected airport staff are paired with project participants as coaches. The participants recently met their buddies during an online session. Roel Hellemons, CEO of Eindhoven Airport and buddy himself, says: “We want to work towards an inclusive Brainport region. Through this project, we are helping to make a real difference. For the coming period, we'll be buddies with nine candidates. And we're very excited. I think I can learn a lot from the candidates as well.” An important success factor of ‘A buddy works!’ is equality.