our language supplier 

Education First (EF) & Randstad have partnered up to provide language training to al our Randstad employees through EF’s virtual school and solutions. A high language proficiency enhances cross-borders communication and collaboration.

EF is the world's leading education company with presence in over 116 countries and more than 600 schools and offices around the world. The partnership between Randstad and EF offers Randstad employees the opportunity to improve their language proficiency in a fun, flexible and efficient way.


improving languages may be determined based on:

  • industry norms
  • important contacts or clients
  • types of communication required (speaking, writing, reading, listening)
  • amount of English required during a daily (future) job of a Randstad employee

courses overview
You can find more information on the landing Page of EF & Randstad about the courses and prices, click here for the EF & Randstad landing page.
Below an overview of the courses and a short explanation per course.

delivery method
courses online via a virtual classroom and/or on a self-study platform. access via desktop, and EF app access direct from iPhones & Android phones. 

languages offered 

Dutch, German, French & Spanish. Additional languages may be arranged upon request. For the languages French & Spanish the mobile app will be ready in February 2021. 

self-study training 

unlimited access to self-study materials of the relevant language and assessment services. unlimited use of study tools including mobile applications, business letters, flashcards, grammar lab, notebook and translation tools. 

individual training

the course content, material and educational tools are adapted to the educational needs of each individual. during the first lesson, the teacher and the participant set up mutual goals together and use these goals to create a course plan. participants are able to decide upon and plan the times for the lessons with the trainer from session to session.

group training

each training is adapted to the needs, goals and time frames of the group. a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants per group can take part in any group training. The course material is adapted to the group's needs and wishes. the length of the course is determined based on the information obtained from the language and needs survey results. the participants and trainer decide together on the appropriate schedule for the group's sessions. A course consists of 15 lessons of 80 minutes.


If you would like to start a English language course or other language course we advise you to discuss this in one of your Great Conversations with your manager. You manager needs to enroll you for a language course and inform the HR business partner about this enrollment. 

Via the landing page of EF & Randstad you can find more information about the course options for the Randstad colleagues. Via the enrollment form you can register a participant for the English course and you need to fill out all the details of the participant. Also explain what is the main learning objective for the participant. The operating company and cost code are mandatory for the recharge to the opco.

The enrollment deadline for English courses is every last Wednesday of the month. When a participant is enrolled for English courses the course will be activated every first Monday of the new month. The Randstad colleague will receive on the first Monday of the new month also their log-in details and all information about the course. 

For enrollment for other languages you email the EF Randstad Team.

When course activated? 

The English Online Self-study, English Online Group Basic, English Online Group General, English Online Private and Other Language Self-study will be activated every first Monday of the month.
[The enrollment days in 2021 are: 4 January, 1 February, 1 March, 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December]

For Other Languages Group and Private there is no specific start date.

If you have any questions please send your question to: academy.frits.goldschmeding@randstad.com