How did you end up at Joris Ide?
When I just left school, it wasn't easy to find a job in my field of study. During that period of time companies were looking for employees who already had a number of years of experience. Something I didn't have. However, I was able to work here temporarily via an interim office and, as you can see, I never left.
Has your career evolved these past 11 years?
When I first started here, there was no permanent position available anywhere. That's why I was offered a lot of training to be able to operate many different machines. They wanted me to learn different that I could work independently as much as possible to be able to jump in where necessary. At the time, I was the butterfly of the production site.
Unexpectedly, someone fell away and I was able to take over that position. I worked that job for a long time, but every time a new, higher position became available, I was prepared to take it on. In the end, I was given the opportunity to prove myself as a supervisor.
Are you satisfied with your current job?
My position is extremely varied, because I am no longer tied to one station. Now ,I also have much more human contact. The responsibility that I am given is also a real advantage. I derive a great deal of satisfaction from the fact that I can take the initiative. If problems arise, I am free to make the decision I want to take. Joris Ide shows confidence in the choices you make.
Is it easy to grow?
At Joris Ide there are plenty of opportunities. Some colleagues who grow from the production environment to the office. Or colleagues who are given more and more responsibility. If they see that you have the right capabilities, they will certainly give you a chance.