Joeri Brinks, .NET developer
“For a long time I wasn’t sure what I wanted. After finishing secondary school I studied Facility Services at college, but I quit after a year because it wasn't really for me. I decided to join the Dutch army and did that for four months. But that turned out harder than I expected, especially mentally. Perhaps I was too young for it. I left the army, no education... I started to look around and Law caught my eye. I graduated in Legal Services at Higher Professional Education level, but jobs weren't easy to come by.
I was keen to start working and had heard a lot of good things about APG. I applied for a job at the Customer Contact Centre via a temporary employment agency. About two-thirds of the huge number of applicants would be turned down. I was offered a job, and enjoyed it for over two years. APG offered me all kinds of opportunities through a development program, and that led me to a completely different professional field: IT. I was already interested in computers as a hobby. I’m now a .NET developer at Business Support. It's a varied profession with depth and creative freedom: you can do, make and learn a lot. For every problem there are several solutions: puzzling them out, producing something that offers a solution or delivering a much-used product, that’s what’s so great about it.