"Lots of factors play a role in this work. You have to take those into account, but you can only learn them on the job"
"The best bit about this work is lots of freedom and I work on big and challenging projects"
"In 2008, I graduated at Wagenborg Nedlift and was offered a contract to come and work as trainee. Putting the Tjalk ‘Liberte’ in Wagenborg Head Office was one of my first projects I assisted with. As technical trainee, you mainly gain project experience. As part of the trainee program, I was asked to work in Spain as technical support for the Madrid office. I had a great time and would do it all over again. My traineeship in Madrid came to an end and I had to go back to the Netherlands. There was a vacancy for an engineer in Wagenborg Towage and I asked if I could start there. After a period as trainee I was taken on permanently, first as Project Engineer and later Project Manager.
Learn on the job
When you start at Wagenborg Towage, you always start with a period of training. What I do now, you can't learn at school; from planning the port towage till managing an offshore transport. Lots of factors play a role in this work, you have to take those into account, but you can only learn them on the job. The best bit about this work is lots of freedom and working on big innovative and challenging projects.
All over the world
As Project Manager I luckily do more than just work in the office. I also work on, and supervise projects during execution. I love it when I put on my overall and that I work on the job itself. We have done projects in the Caribbean as well as the very south and north off Europe, the fact that the jobs are all over the world makes it even more challenging and interesting. Over the coming years, I hope we can do more exciting and interesting projects together with the other Wagenborg Divisions."