Good neighbour

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In society

‘It's great that you can swap ideas with your buddy’

Robèrt Drost (49) believes that everyone should sign up for ‘A buddy works’.

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Participating in the buddy project gives both the coach and buddy energy

This is what Hans de Beule (53), participant of the 'A Buddy Works' project, needed.

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‘Age is often an unjustified issue in job applications’

A little push forward. That's what job seeker Hans de Beule (53), a participant in the project ‘A buddy works’, needed.

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Eindhoven Airport helps job seekers over 50 find a job

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.

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