Aalberts integrated piping systems gave a lunchtime lecture on career opportunities to around 30 students from the Industrial Engineering faculty, University in Enschede, The Netherlands.
The company was introduced by Willem Wisselink, who has participated in the Aalberts trainee programme. Willem shared his experiences at Aalberts integrated piping systems over the last year. For new graduates our trainee programmes are a powerful way to jumpstart their careers. We received great feedback on both the entrepreneurial setup of Aalberts’ programme and the international possibilities. “These are elements I recognise,” explains Willem. “Aalberts is an entrepreneurial company with a lean structure offering you fantastic opportunities to experience what it’s like to be close to senior management and get used to the real pressures companies deal with. At Aalberts you are encouraged to step out of your comfort zone and quickly learn to deliver on time and first-time right. Everyone is different, so every traineeship is tailor-made. If you find the place that feels like home in the company then Aalberts is open to discussing how they can make sure you stay there, which is one of the real strengths of the programme. In my third week I was asked to coordinate a stock movement of 300 pallets from a warehouse in the Netherlands to a warehouse in Germany. It was a great experience as you quickly get to know a lot of people, gain people’s trust and learn how to work together.”