A growing demand for tech jobs in Amsterdam

Amsterdam-based ICT startup FRISSR sees a major problem within the tech industry: there is a large gap between education and the tech job market. This is amplified by the fact that – generally – tech firms aren’t aware of the best ways to scout the talent they're looking for. To make things even more complicated, the demand for tech jobs is at an all-time high.

“Even though coding seems like a superpower, the skill has become a standard requirement,” says the Amsterdam Economic Board. “However, the amount of available tech applicants nowhere near meets the growing demand – and, as a result, the tech scene is currently facing a ‘war on talent’.”

Bridging the gap between ICT education and recruitment

Enter TINKR, FRISSR’s new skills-based matching platform. The app connects ICT students with the jobs, internships and education opportunities that will get them on the career trajectory they need. TINKR incentivises users’ personal development via a smart token system, which motivates the students to learn more. They can even redeem their tokens for rewards such as laptops, insurance and driving licences. The company is confident that its new app will help address the gap between ICT recruitment and education. 

“The gap between highly educated tech talent and tech firms is one of the biggest problems on the labour market these days,” says Quincy Dalh, FRISSR’s CEO. "With over ten years of experience in recruitment and talent development, we have developed a platform for IT students to connect to jobs and learn new skills – fitting the job market.”

And the app is already well on its way to success. Launching companies include ING, Optiver and Crunchr – all of which are willing to expand their Netherlands-based campus recruitment activities with TINKR.

TINKR has now officially launched, so if you’re looking to tap into Amsterdam's renowned highly skilled tech talent, what are you waiting for? Sign up now to see what all the fuss is about.