Design Engineer @ Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

After participating in the Damen Business Course 2012 and finishing university in Ghent, I started a Traineeship at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen. During the one-year trajectory I was given the opportunity to explore my passions and talents, rotating between positions at the Research & Technology Support, Products & Proposal, Project and Production departments.

In October 2014 I was offered a permanent position as Design Engineer at the Products & Proposals department. Since then I have been working on a wide variety of technical subjects, ranging from specific equipment characteristics up to general ship design. By communicating with suppliers as well as clients I am expanding my experience, both on a technical and an operational level. Furthermore I have participated in the Damen Leadership Development 1 program, in which a group of young Damen employees were intensively trained in their personal leadership skills. The Damen Business Course has clearly opened a lot of doors for me and I am looking forward to finding out what the future has in store for Damen!

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