In the past 15 years, Scholt Energy Control has achieved many milestones. When it was founded, the focus was on supplying electricity to ‘cold’ stores in the Netherlands. Soon the focus was broadened to the supply of electricity and gas to all large business companies in the Netherlands, resulting in a rapid increase in market share.
In 2015 they also decided to enter the German market. With the establishment of Scholt Energy GmbH, Scholt supplies electricity in Germany and a German team was set up.
Over a recommendation from their network, they came into contact with WorkingED – (Inter)national Recruitment. After an extensive discussion, the WorkingED team went in search of the first employees in Germany. With WorkingED’s knowledge of the labour market and the German language, they were able to switch quickly.
Appropriate advice about the employment conditions also contributed to a quick start.
Looking back on that phase Erik Dols says: “We are often approached by Dutch companies that want to establish themselves or become active in Germany. Often these companies simply want to copy their Dutch employment conditions to Germany. Unfortunately this does not work! The differences are too big, travel expenses and/or occupational pensions are arranged completely differently, gross salaries are often higher than in the Netherlands, etc. We have also discussed this with Scholt and they have taken this advice to heart”.
“The Scholt team in Germany now has 35 employees and WorkingED has played an important role in this. The objective for the coming year is to double this number. Here we really need the expertise and decisiveness of WorkingED. The labour market in Germany is still difficult when it comes to finding good commercial people”.
Erik Dols: “We are proud to contribute to the international growth of Scholt in Germany and Austria. He sees Scholt as an innovative company with many young people who are given the space to develop themselves.