Students attending vocational training colleges are finding it harder to find work experience places because of the financial crisis.
The number of students with a work experience place or a training position fell in the first four months of 2012 by 23% to 123,000, according to figures released on Friday by the organisation for work experience SBB and the payment benefits agency UWV. In the same period of 2011, 160,000 students found places.
A UVW spokesman told website nu.nl students are being hit twice. They need work experience to finish their course, and they often find employment in firms where they did their work experience.
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