Jochen is practising his craft throughout the Netherlands
In Leiderdorp, Jochen Dieckmann is standing on a scaffold. He currently works for a local painting company. Six houses are in need of his attention. “I really like to paint!”
The 34-year-old German professional takes a great deal of pleasure in his work. He lives just across from the German border in the small town of Dorsten. His language skills are impressive: Jochen already speaks quite a bit of Dutch.
“My hometown is just across from the Dutch border. During the week, I live in the Netherlands. Currently, I stay with 4 colleagues in a hostel in Noordwijk aan Zee. We have fun together, of course.” Jochen says that in Germany it was impossible for him to find a good job: “In the area of Germany where I live, unemployment is high and because I live so close to the Netherlands, it seemed wise to look for work across the border. It turned out to be a smart move since I was able to start working right away!”
Thorough knowledge and skill
“I am very satisfied with my work. I have been working for Larex for a year and a half now. The cooperation with Larex suits me particularly well. The most important thing for me is mutual trust. Larex is trustworthy, not only because of their NBBU membership, but because they do what the say they will do for you. I have never had any problems. There is always clear communication and payment according to the Dutch CLA. And the fun part of this work is that I have painted windows and doors in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen and so on. Now, I’m painting this residential block in Leiderdorp. I enjoy doing all types of painting work, but restoration work is my favourite. It requires thorough knowledge and skills. And when a project is finished, then everyone can start enjoying it.”