My first year working at Damen

With the DBC alumni-event coming up on the 2nd of June I would like to share some of my experiences during my first year working at Damen. I started in the production hall to see what it takes to build a high quality vessel and after that I worked at our office in Vlissingen on topics as: strategy, policy and innovations. Both rotations were very different from the projects I did during my study but both brought me a lot of nice experiences with a lot of different people.

Currently I’m working in the project management department of DTC (Damen Technical Cooperation) and together with the project team I’m responsible for two high power tug boats that will be built in Cuba, a nice challenge! I was in Cuba for one month, to get to know my local colleagues, prepare the project and to practice my Spanish. My first year of the traineeship went very fast and it was a lot of fun! I am curious to hear about your experiences from last year so I hope to see you all on the 2nd of June. Preparations are in full swing!