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E-Guide 2011                                               Meet international recruiters                                  ...
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Engineering Excellence E Guide
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  1. 1. E-GUIDE career insights face-to-face withEngineering company representatives candidates’ Voices real life success storiesExcellence company Profiles from corporate top players LIfE Is a joUrnEy. start yoUrs on www.careersinternational.com
  2. 2. Engineering Excellence IntroDUCtIon We live in a world that is more and more global and integrated: Europe relies on the Usa which rely on asia which relies on others; companies sell their products and services on all continents and depend less and less on their national markets to succeed. future leaders will reflect these deep changes. they will be open-minded, creative and will constantly question the way they do things. Global thinking, mobility, language knowledge, ability to work in multicultural teams will be a must. our “Engineering Excellence E-Guide” presents you companies that are looking for global engineers. Be curious and open-minded. the best jobs are not always where you expect to find them. Keep in mind that the perspective is global and that companies which might not be very popular in your home country maybe world leader in their field. stéphane Wajskop Managing Director – Careers Internationalin tHis issUe Face-to-Face with company representatives: • Marc Huygelen, aUDI aG - Page 8 • astrid schiffer, DuPont - Page 16 • jo thys, Barry Callebaut - Page 22 • yide Zhu, asML - Page 36 candidates’ Voices • jacqueline - Page 12 • rakesh - Page 26 • Marie - Page 32 • Philip - Page 40
  3. 3. E-Guide 2011 Meet international recruiters in one place. for more information visit www.careersinternational.com Automotive Energy 2907 aUDI aG GDf sUEZ 3011 BMW Group EDf 31 sCK•CEn Chemical14 Manufacturing Basf 3515 DuPont asML 39 Bridgestone Consumer Goods20 Barry Callebaut Other21 43 nestlé Cargill24 44 Philips European Patent office25 45 Procter & Gamble trelleborg engineering excellence e-GUiDe 3
  4. 4. Why do you want to be an excellent engineer?“I love digging for technical details and in doing socontributing to improving the world.”thomas, 29, czech republic “I want to be an engineer as I am a problem solver who is always striving to be ingenious especially in the area of renewable energies.” martin, 23, France“I like the feeling of “I want to be able to changesatisfaction when I something and in doing soidentify the right make the world a better placesolution to a problem. to live in. I am very interestedAnd on top of that, there in using my engineering skillsare just so many to help stop climate change.”excellent companies Janet, 29, Germanythat I would love to workfor all over the world.”emanuel, 27, austria “I like figuring out how things work and then using them to improve people’s lives.” luca, 23, italy engineering excellence e-GUiDe4
  5. 5. E-GUIDE Engineering Excellence aUtoMotIVELife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 5
  6. 6. nd there e electr ic motor a started th lised:I hat’s w hen I reawas silence. T bility. v enting mowe’re rein re begins wit ha Every futu thesis was: front of me: the first The them e of my PhD re is right in onths later the futu 30 co lleagues from vision. Six m as assisted by for China. I w a part of me. all-e lectric Audi A6 e Audi A6 w ill always be China. But th Germany and student Zhi Till, PhD ing/ nical Engineer Area of study: Mecha gineering Automotive EnExperience your own magical moments.For more information visit: audi.com/careers
  7. 7. Company Profile: aUDI aGaUDi aG and audi Brusselsthe audi Group is one of the most successfulmanufacturers of premium cars. at the heart ofthe company is the audi brand: high-quality carswith a modern design that fascinate customers allover the world. the audi brand aims to satisfycustomers’ demands for pioneering innovationsas promised by the “Vorsprung durch technik”claim and to demonstrate the brand values of for more information, please visitsportiveness, sophistication and progressiveness. www.audi.com/careerssustainable technology is becoming an increasingly career opportunitieshigh priority at the company too. Customers have the We offer students with fluent German language skillschoice of a wide range of different models with the of a mainly technical background and businesssame brand identity and this has enabled audi to knowledge a number of different internships as wellstrengthen its good position even more. as the opportunity to write their graduation thesis inaudi delivered about 1,092,400 cars in 2010 with its Germany. for Brussels you need English and frenchvarious model rows audi a1, audi a3, audi a4, audi or Dutch language skills on a professional level. ata5, audi a6, audi a7, audi a8, audi tt, audi Q5, audi our German locations we welcome talented gradu-Q7 and audi r8. our production facilities are in ates with an extended international background atIngolstadt and neckarsulm (Germany), Brussels our International trainee Programme. In addition(Belgium), Györ (Hungary) and Changchun (China). at students can also apply to join our Developmentthe end of 2007, production of the audi a6 started in Programme for Graduates with the goal of becomingaurangabad, India and the Q3 got produced in Ma- experts in their fields. this programme contains attorell, spain. the company operates in more than 100 least one job rotation within the first 48 months. youmarkets around the world. aUDI aG’s wholly-owned can also write a dissertation with us.subsidiaries include automobili Lamborghini Holding audi Brussels and the aUDI aG provide plenty ofs.p.a. in sant’agata Bolognese, Italy, quattro GmbH in direct appointments in all business areas for gradu-neckarsulm and audi China in Beijing, China. audi ates and young professionals. though audi Brusselsemploys about 60,000 people worldwide, including can’t offer some of the programmes the plants in46,600 in Germany and 2,350 Belgium. Germany present, it does offer you job stability in an ever changing work environment and the privilege ofaudi stands for excellence, innovation, high perform- work on the a1 project, the car that, along with itsance, sophistication, sportiveness, progressiveness derivates, is produced exclusively in Brussels.and uncompromising standards.We are looking for talented staff with passion, drive Your contactand dedication. the audi family recognizes the fact you can find further information about our pro-that even though we craft some of the finest vehicles grammes and actual career opportunities on ouron the planet, our work would be in vain without the website www.audi.com/careers or apply directly atcustomers we serve and the people with whom we www.audi.de/meine-bewerbung for audi locations inshare our passion. a career with audi offers develop- Germany and www.audibrussels.com for audi inment, growth, hard work and the chance to put Brussels. If you need any personal advice, don’tyourself to the test locally and internationally. find hesitate to contact us by phone: +49 841-89 31364 oryourself in the driver’s seat. find yourself at audi. by e-mail: karriere@audi.de. for audi in Brussels please contact the audi Brussels recruitment team by phone + 32 2 348 25 32 or by e-mail: jobs.audibrussels@audi.de.Life is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 7
  8. 8. Face-to-Face with Marc Huygelen, AUDI AG “Driving an audi makes me feel proud”, senior human resources manager for audi Marc Huygelen begins. Born and raised in Belgium, the businessman commutes to the suburbs of Brussels every day in the comfort of his black audi a7. By méabh mcmahon although he has only worked for the German Marc Huygelen talks frequently about the car manufacturing giant for the last 3 years, personal satisfaction he gets out of his job. the the car lover gets a daily buzz out of driving thing is, between 1993 and 2008, the Hr guru one of audi’s most luxurious and successful held down six different key roles at a variety of models and knowing that he plays a part in its major companies. His reasons for leaving success. although the company is still very certain positions were down to his constant focused on recruiting German speaking strive for variety and challenges. “But when graduates, he insists that there are plenty of you leave your company, you give something opportunities for bright engineers from all back”, he stresses, referring to the unique sides of the spectrum. experience he took with him from every single role he had. a law graduate with an MBa, Marc Huygelen kicked off his graduate career in the global oil and gas company BP. He spent a few years on a “all these positions prepared trainee programme in the netherlands before moving on to work for Mars. But like most me for the role I have today young graduates in their mid-twenties, Mark with audi.” was hungry for a variety of experiences and was constantly on the look out for new challenges. so when the opportunity arose, he When he took up with the German car took up the roll of Hr operations manager at manufacturer, it was a challenging time due to toyota Motor Europe. With the job of hiring tense relations with the unions. “Certain things both blue collar and white-collar workers to had to be done”, he says and “the capacity fill a number of positions, the go-getter quickly needed to be decreased”, he continues realised that Hr was for him. “all the referring to the uncertainty of the period. But knowledge I use now comes from then”, he today, “the relationship with the unions is says stressing the importance of the better than it has been in 30 years”, he beams. experience he gained in his youth. “the “and good relations with the unions is the company was booming”, he recalls, “at one driving basis for a company”. stage, we were recruiting 200 people. “ It was an interesting but hectic period of my life”. so, now that things are booming in audi, what after it, he moved on to the multinational are the options for bright young graduates? It pharmaceutical and chemical company does after all boast seven manufacturers all Zambon before continuing on to the designer around the world and in 2009 alone it scooped and manufacturer of power generation an operating profit of 1.17 billion Us dollars. equipment Cummins - always working within “there are huge opportunities for engineers”, the field of Hr. In 2008, a new adventure began he starts. “sure, we are building the car of at audi. tomorrow in Ingolstadt”. although audi bases8 engineering excellence e-GUiDe
  9. 9. can be found in Belgium, Hungary, spain,China and India, the southern Bavarian townof Ingolstadt hosts the headquarters.according to the Hr manager, in Germanyalone, there are currently no less than 1,200jobs up for grabs for all types of engineers.“We are a technical company who is very “I am convincedattracted to technical people”. But to work foraudi, you must have the right approach. that audi is definitely the bestaccording to the Belgian, who conversesthrough German, Dutch, french and Englishon a daily professional basis, audi looks foropen-mindedness and enthusiasm,“employees who are not afraid to speak up”. employer in Germany.”“I am convinced that audi is definitely the bestemployer in Germany”, Marc exclaims, “butyou need to fit into the environment”.In return, audi employees enjoy competitivesalaries, daily diversity and life-longopportunities and if they are as hard-workingas Marck Huygelen, they get the chance tocruise in and out of a fantastic workplace everyday in the comfort of audi’s latest model. marc Huygelen senior Human resources manager aUDI aG engineering excellence e-GUiDe 9
  10. 10. Everyone’s talking about the future. But you’ll be the one designing it. Frerk Fitzek is part of our success story. The future of automotive engineering begins at the BMW Group. Our development teams create the technologies to which we owe our reputation as a driver of innovation. Sustainability, efficiency, safety, eco-friendliness and driving pleasure are what we focus on when designing and developing the vehicles of the future. The key to our success: specialists like you, who know how to make the most of considerable latitude to push back the limits of the possible. Be part of the success. Choose a career with the BMW Group. Join the BMW Group engineering team, benefit from excellent career development opportunities and help us shape the future of automotive engineering. We’re looking for people to join us in the following fields: Electric drive development • Power electronics development • Electric engine development • High-voltage battery developmentInterested in new contacts,application tips and careersadvice? Then go to facebook.com/ Looking for an exciting new challenge? We look forward to receiving your application. bmwkarriere To find out more and to apply online, visit: www.bmwgroup.jobs/professionals. BMW Group
  11. 11. Company Profile: BMW GroupProgress. Pleasure. and a premium drivingexperience. that’s what the Bmw Group is allabout. our dedication to premium quality, reflect-ed in flagship brands like Bmw, mini and rolls-royce, has made us one of the world’s leadingautomobile and motorcycle manufacturers. wedrive our industry forward with new ideas, for more information, please visitunderpinned by outstanding expertise in develop- www.bmwgroup.jobsment, production and marketing.the future of automotive engineering begins at the encompasses the very latest materials, specialBMW Group. our development teams create the leading edge vehicle architecture designs andtechnologies to which we owe our reputation as a innovative production methods that set new stand-driver of innovation. sustainability, efficiency, safety, ards of energy-efficiency and sustainability – andeco-friendliness and driving pleasure are what we give drivers a new and unique driving experience.focus on when designing and developing the vehiclesof the future. the key to our success: specialists like a single goal – and many exciting ways to get thereyou, who know how to make the most of considerable We offer a tailored range of entry opportunities forlatitude to push back the limits of the possible. talented people like you. Graduates can join our doctoral programme Promotion, our Graduatea passion for success Programme for management trainees, or Drive, ourthe BMW Group is a leading premium manufacturer. entry and development programme. students can joinWe owe this success to the exceptional performance the BMW Group team through student work place-and dedication of our employees – who number ments, international internships, as student traineesapproximately 96,000 in over 100 countries. their completing their final thesis, or on our Fastlanecommitment and expertise is reflected in every one programme for Master’s students. Whichever entryof our vehicles and at every one of our locations: in opportunity you choose, it’ll open the door to aMunich, our corporate headquarters and the home of stimulating career.our fIZ research and development centre; at our and if you’re looking for a permanent position: inGerman production sites in Berlin, Dingolfing, Germany alone, we’re greatly expanding our engi-Eisenach, Landshut, Leipzig, Munich, regensburg neering team, especially in research and develop-and Wackersdorf; at our UK sites in Goodwood, Hams ment.Hall, oxford and swindon; and at our other interna-tional sites in Chennai (India), rosslyn (south africa), Be part of the success!shenyang (China), spartanburg (Usa) and steyr to find out which business divisions you could join, to(austria). discover fascinating insights into working at BMW and to apply online, visit www.bmwgroup.jobs.electric vehicles are the futurethe BMW Group is the world’s most successful we look forward to receiving your application.premium automobile manufacturer. now, through itsoutstanding technological expertise and long-termdevelopment strategy, BMW is paving the way for thefuture of personal travel – with new solutions that areboth sustainable and desirable. so when electricvehicles come to dominate streets the world over,we’ll be there, leading the way. our BMW i sub-brand engineering excellence e-GUiDe 11
  12. 12. Candidates’ Voices: Jacqueline jacqueline is the kind of girl you would find curled up on a beach in the south of france engrossed in a jane austen novel. But the smiley blond is not just a fan of the Mediterranean lifestyle in her adopted home of Marseille, but also of maths and physics. By méabh mcmahon With warmth that she picked up studying in the a postdoctoral position on nanostructured surfaces University of Edinburgh and a bubbly spirit she was and even had the chance to teach scientific English born with, jackie chirps eagerly about her PhD in to undergraduate french engineering students. chemical engineering and her soft spot for rosé. jackie really feels the benefit of the joint PhD and is delighted to have had the opportunity. “as a result of my PhD, she says, “I have become more “I guess that I decided to become independent, determined and have improved my analytical and decision making abilities.” an engineer after a career talks at school”, she begins. “I liked the the 30 year old loves solving puzzles. so much so that she recently took up arabic to add to her idea of studying science but also french, spanish and German language skills. But applying my knowledge in a she has always enjoyed learning languages and exploring cultures. In her early 20s, she practical way. I love research, backpacked all around the world. although jackie learning new techniques and has no particular mentor who helped her follow her career path, she did get a lot of support from her experimenting.” parents. “Growing up and even now, I get tonnes of encouragement from my family”, she says. “But I am the only one in my family to follow the path of the thing is, back in 1999 when jackie did the engineering”, she confesses, “my brother is a Latin British state exams, the a-levels, she got straight and ancient Greek teacher!”. as. and a few months later, she left her native town of Manchester and travelled 300 kilometers north for the moment, jackie is in no rush to return to to the capital of scotland. after picking up an her native Manchester. she is way too happy in the undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, south of france. “I feel really integrated here”, she she proceeded to enroll in a 5 year PhD in chemical insists. “I love the life here and play tennis or go engineering with a focus on heat transfer and flow swimming whenever I have free time”. With a boiling instabilities in micro channels. In order to handful of job offers coming her way, why wouldn’t combine her studies with some culture, jackie she be?! the bright, young engineer is at the prime decided to do a joint thesis with the University of of her life working in a fantastic field in a fantastic Provence in southeastern france. the joint place. doctorate programme meant she got to spend 18 months in both laboratories and experience not just two different countries, but brand new techniques. although jackie finished her PhD in 2009 with a ‘très honorable’ result, the young academic is still residing in the sunny south of france. she scooped engineering excellence e-GUiDe12
  13. 13. E-GUIDE Engineering Excellence CHEMICaLLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 13
  14. 14. Company Profile: Basf BasF is the world’s leading chemical company: the chemical company. its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. as a reliable partner BasF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. with its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BasF plays an important for more information please visit role in finding answers to global challenges such www.basf.com/career as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. employees 2010: entry options Worldwide: 109,140 • Direct entry. Europe: 69,809 (of which 50,801 in Germany) • trainee programs. sales 2010: € 63,873 Million • trainee program – Pr and communications. income from operations (eBit) 2010: € 7,761 Million requirements Besides grades above average, we are interested outlook for 2011 in the personality of the applicant. the overall Basf employs job starters and professionals in picture he or she presents is crucial, therefore the the fields of natural sciences, engineering and following skills and qualifications are important to economics as well as in law, human arts and social us: initiative and flexibility, ability to work in teams, sciences. It is planned to hire 450 graduates communication skills, strategic thinking, customer (approx. 150 economists, 150 natural scientists orientation, intercultural competence and good and 150 engineers), more than 1,000 interns, and foreign language skills. 900 trainees. salary Job clusters starting salaries at Basf sE are defined according • Economics. to current labour agreements in the chemical • Human arts and social sciences. industry, and also take into account individual • natural sciences. qualifications. furthermore, individual salaries are • Law. position, market and performance oriented. • Engineering. Graduates without professional experience receive • Information technologies. a compensation package between € 46,000 and € 66,000. Job opportunities Controlling, Purchasing, finances, Inhouse internship Consulting, Logistics, Marketing, sales, Law, Duration: six weeks to six months. Human resources and Corporate Communications Beginning: at the beginning and the middle of each research & Development, Process Engineering, month. analytics, toxicology, Environmental technology Locations throughout Germany and worldwide are and safety Engineering, agricultural sciences and possible. Each internship is paid according to the Crop Protection, Information technology. student status of the applicant.14 engineering excellence e-GUiDe
  15. 15. Company Profile: DuPontthere are 7 billion reasons why we encourage you tocome and work for DuPont.as the world’s population approaches seven billion,the challenges facing humanity have never beengreater. Fortunately, the solutions to many of themost fundamental challenges can be found in sci-ence. Providing for the food, energy and safety needsof a growing population will require more thanscience alone. it will require many people workingtogether. People who can collaborate across borders,companies, governments, organizations and cultures for more information, please visitto devise solutions -both large and small- that www.dupont.com/careers/emeaimprove the lives of people around the world.DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that expertise in microbiology, fermentation, polymerhas enabled countless innovations and made life science and electrochemistry will help make possiblebetter for people everywhere. and today, we are look- the transition from fossil fuels to more sustainableing for more people, in more places, to collaborate alternatives.with us and make life the best that it can be. together, we can feed the world. the earth’s popula-our mission: sustainable Growth: Increasing share- tion will increase by 150,000 people per day for theholder and societal value while reducing our environ- next 40 years, which means the world will need tomental footprint along the value chains in which we increase food production by 70% in that same period-operate. even as the relative number of acres that can beour Vision: to be the world’s most dynamic science cultivated globally shrinks. to feed our increasingcompany, creating sustainable solutions essential to numbers, we will need to find ways to grow more fooda better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. per acre.our core Values: our ability to adapt to change andour foundation of unending scientific inquiry has together, we can protect what matters most. as ourenabled DuPont to become one of the world’s most population grows, so do the threats to human safetyinnovative companies. But, in the face of constant and well-being. Globally, over 1,000,000 people perchange, innovation and discovery, our core values year lose their lives to workplace injuries alone.have remained constant: DuPont is working with companies, governments, • safety and Health academics and scientists on a vast range of materi- • Environmental stewardship als, products and consulting solutions that protect • Highest Ethical Behavior life and our environment. • respect for People our offer to our employees: at DuPont, we aretogether, we can tackle the world’s Biggest chal- dedicated to maximizing our most valuable assetlenges. science and innovation have a critical part to – our people. We do so by embracing diversity andplay in developing the kind of solutions our planet offering opportunities for continuous development,needs to accommodate population growth and whilst maintaining a good work/life balance. DuPontimprove living standards. to fulfill our mission of is a diverse company that offers a magnitude ofsustainable Growth, we have aligned our focus and opportunities in its many business units, functionsinvestments along key opportunities created by the and locations. We are always looking for brightworld’s biggest challenges for which we can collabo- individuals from diverse cultural, national andrate and apply our science and innovation. educational backgrounds, willing to invest theirtogether, we can decrease dependence on fossil talents and energy in collaborating with fellowfuels. By 2030, the world will consume 60% more employees and customers to tackle interestingenergy than today. and while the demand for energy challenges.grows, the supply of fossil fuels will not. DeepLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 15
  16. 16. Face-to-face with Astrid Schiffer, DuPont “there are 7 billion reasons to work for DuPont”, this is the recruitment catch phrase of one of the world’s most dynamic science company. referring to the fact that the world’s population is reaching 7 billion this year, the company is appealing for bright individuals from diverse backgrounds that are ready to address some of the world biggest challenges – food, energy and protection….By méabh mcmahon But for the half German-half spanish Human in the village of Carreño in asturias so I was resources specialist astrid schiffer who hired as a staffing advisor”. today astrid started working for DuPont many years ago, schiffer is one of the main recruiters for there was one other reason, a special reason. engineers throughout the whole of Europe. It was actually thanks to a nice twist of fate and her decision to relocate to spain that astrid now lives in the capital of asturias, in introduced her to the international enterprise oviedo. although she is residing minutes from that employs no less than 60,000 people the mountains and the spectacular natural worldwide. parks that are said to be the most beautiful and obscure in spain, every day she comes into after studying international business work into a very international environment. administration in Germany, astrid decided to fulfill one of her many goals and move to spain. “My mum is spanish so I always wanted “there are loads of young to live there”, she recalls fondly. Whilst doing international people working an internship in the capital of Madrid, she fell for a spanish guy from the north coast of the here”, she beams. “you don’t country, from asturias. so after carrying out a even need to speak spanish. master degree, she decided to look for a graduate job near his region. “In asturias there there is a fantastic working was very high unemployment rates for people ambiance.” under thirty so it was very difficult to find a job there, she says. “there were just not that many “so, any advice for engineers who aspire to live international companies”. But at this stage, in sunny spain whilst working for an astrid was so enchanted by the asturian internationally renowned company”, I ask with traditions and her new way of life, that a tinge of jealousy. Having interviewed returning home to Germany was not on the hundreds of candidates from all the corners of cards... and it was just about that time when Europe and all walks of life, astrid’s most she discovered DuPont. crucial bit of advice is related to the job interview. “Don’t just say you want to have a DuPont was a family business that was managerial position”, she says in an almost founded back in 1802. although the stern manner. the thing is, according to the Hr headquarters are located in Delaware in the expert, who is just after spending three Us, the sales, purchasing and distribution months in Luxembourg recruiting, “everyone offices are dotted all around the world in over says the same thing - that they want to have a eighty locations, including asturias. “to my leadership position”. although astrid agrees delight, there was a human resources centre that ambition and appetite is crucial, she16 engineering excellence e-GUiDe
  17. 17. cannot stress enough the importance of highlighting your exact field of work when being interviewed. “Candidates need to specify With graduate whether they want to work in manufacturing, r&D, quality or safety”, she stresses. DuPont programmes and are looking for experts willing to learn the job and company from the inside and work their diverse opportunities way up to leadership over time and with an indepth understanding of the process. to choose from, some according to astrid, DuPont is on the look out engineering for engineers from all over Europe for their various production sites in almost every graduates on their European country. and according to astrid, honesty is the key to landing one of those jobs. field program get to “If you don’t like your masters specialisation, tell us”, she insists. “We are all human”, she try out no less than says. “I prefer people who tell me the truth”. three different so, if you are true to yourself and pass the DuPont test, you could be jetting off to one of western European the 130 locations around the region to join in the success of DuPont’s third century on the locations within the go. first 5 or 6 years. astrid schiffer staffing & recruiting specialist EMEa at DuPontLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 17
  18. 18. Why do you want to be an excellent engineer? “I find it stimulating being able to use scientific standards to improve the quality of people’s lives. I am really excited about working on a number of fascinating projects as an engineer.” Javier,26, spain “I just adore everything related “I like the creativity of to mechanics. I love helping to the role of the develop the future - it makes me engineer – the feel really good.” challenges they are faced with and the miguel, 25, spain problems that always arise.” andré, 24, Portugal “I love being given complicated problems “I think engineering is the and using all my perfect mixture between the knowledge to fix them in technical world and an economical way.” innovation. I love waking up Denis, 24, Belgium every day and being faced with a new challenging task.” carlos, 24, spain “I want to be an engineer as the range of work available is so wide and diverse, and the best bit is it is international. Apart from that, I love both the technical and business side of it.” christian, 25, Germany engineering excellence e-GUiDe18
  19. 19. E-GUIDE Engineering Excellence ConsUMEr GooDsLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 19
  20. 20. Company Profile: Barry Callebaut Barry callebaut – the chocolate experts with annual sales of cHF 5.2 billion for fiscal year 2009/10, Zurich-based Barry callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate – from the cocoa bean to the finest finished product. Barry callebaut is present in 26 countries, currently operates 43 for more information please visit production facilities and employs about 7,500 www.basf.com/career people. the company serves the entire food industry, from Does the idea of a challenging international food manufacturers to professional users of engineering career with the global market leader chocolate (such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs or sound appealing to you? bakers), to global retailers. Barry Callebaut is the global leader in cocoa and chocolate innovations our strength comes from the passion and and provides a comprehensive range of services in expertise of our people for whom we strive to the fields of product development, processing, create an environment where learning is ongoing, training and marketing. the company is actively entrepreneurship is encouraged and creativity can engaged in initiatives and projects that contribute flourish. Contribute to the success of Barry to a more sustainable cocoa supply chain. Callebaut, join our team. We are looking for: Preferred partner for the entire food industry Project engineers responsible for the construction and commissioning of new project lines, utilities, We have been producing chocolate for more than buildings and factories – or the modernization of 150 years. as a recognized chocolate expert, we existing ones – from the initial concept to the final are the preferred supplier of our partners installation. worldwide in the food industry, in the artisanal sector and in the retail market. We intend to technical engineering specialists with expertise become the number one supplier in all attractive in filling, packaging, refrigeration or automation; customer segments and in all major markets or in food processes such as extraction and drying. across the globe. Plant managers responsible for the technical our customers range from industrial processors, installations in a factory, of process line equipment such as the world famous branded consumer and utilities such as steam, air and electricity. goods manufacturers who produce chocolate, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream and these three positions could lead to further career breakfast cereals incorporating our ingredients, to possibilities as an Engineering Manager, Process artisanal users, including hotels, gastronomists, Engineering Manager or Maintenance Engineering chocolatiers, pastry chefs and bakers, to partners Manager in one of our production plants, a in the food retailing industry, for whom the Barry Corporate Engineering function within a technical Callebaut Group produces branded as well as specialty area, or a Project Manager role. for customer label products. candidates with the right skills and passion, a mid-term career development could lead to a role as Plant Manager in one of our worldwide sites. engineering excellence e-GUiDe20
  21. 21. Company Profile: nestléready to Join the world’s nutrition, Health &wellness company?with sales of cHF 109.7 billion in 2010, nestlé is theworld’s foremost nutrition, Health & wellnesscompany, committed to serving consumers all overthe world. our focus on responsible nutrition andpromoting health and wellness is a core value,emphasizing responsibility and sustainability.as a multinational company – present in more than85 countries with over 280,000 employees – nestlé for more information, please visitis able to gain from obvious global benefits. www.careers.nestle.com ever-changing needs of our consumers. nestlé seeksalthough we are a swiss company less than 2% of our to earn consumer’s confidence and preference and tosales are generated in switzerland. today, 1,800 not only follow, but also anticipate consumer trends,employees from more than 70 nationalities work at creating and responding to demand for its products.our international headquarters in switzerland. thesepeople define and coordinate the Group’s strategy so we need ambitious, talented and determinedand provide advice and support to all nestlé individuals who are eager to roll-up their sleeves andcompanies worldwide. But the majority of our tackle new challenges hands-on. the diversity of ouremployees work in our markets around the world brands and products translates into hundreds of– where a large part of the real action is. interesting and attractive assignments, worldwide projects, and initiatives within our global network ofa Global company with local roots companies, factories, r&D centres and joint ventures. We guarantee you a varied job withfood is a local business, based on local cultures, international exposure right from the start.tastes and habits. It is vital today to stay close toconsumers around the world, and to develop as part of nestlé’s commitment to continuous careerrelevant, added-value products to meet their specific development, our employees receive frequentneeds. therefore, you’ll get a different taste of nestlé on-the-job training and the possibility to attendin each of the countries where we sell products. courses at the nestlé International training Centre in rive-reine, switzerland. ad hoc assignments tonestlé’s decentralized organization can offer you the respond to complex problems on a multi-market,advantages of working in smaller, local businesses multi-discipline basis provide our employees withwithin the solid, secure framework of a multinational opportunities to develop their skills in challengingcompany with over 145 years of experience and projects.success. our commitment to quality products, strongbrands and solid human values is a guarantee of our Do you have what it takes?sustained success. We are proud of rich diversity. at nestlé, a person’sa company on the move passport, ethnic or national origin plays no role. What counts are professional skills, personality andWe are also a company on the move – determined to strength of character. We expect you to be dynamic,maintain our leadership, to keep growing and to pragmatic, a team player, a person of integrity, andparticipate in the evolution of society all over the an achiever.world. We are constantly innovating and renovatingour products with cutting-edge research to meet theLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 21
  22. 22. Face-to-Face with Jo Thys, Barry Callebaut “I eat chocolate every day”, begins jo thys, “and I absolutely love it”. although the operations & supply Chain Director of Western Europe for Barry Callebaut was born and raised in the chocolate capital of Belgium, it is not the only reason for his obsession. By méabh mcmahon His unique passion and appreciation for and people kept encouraging me”. His chocolate comes from his many years of colleagues told him constantly that he had to employment at the world’s largest chocolate taste these experiences at the start of his manufacturer Barry Callebaut, a company that career. processes more than 550,000 tonnes of cacao beans into over 1,050,000 tonnes of chocolate products a year. since he was headhunted by “I was thrown into the deep the multinational to do a traineeship back in his twenties, he has soared up the professional end”, he says, “but it was the ladder taking in a handful of international right place to be thrown.” experiences on the way. Educated in his hometown of Leuven, jo thys after gaining sufficient experience as a shift graduated in electrical engineering. Back in manager, thys then moved on to the his student days when touching on a variety of netherlands to run a plant, this time managing topics from energy to telecommunication 180 people instead of 20 like before. “I learned systems, little did he know that by 27 he would a lot”, he assures, “and I made a lot of be running his own Barry Callebaut plant and mistakes”. He even had the opportunity to shut jet-setting around all the corners of the world. down that factory and manage its move to Upon leaving Group t University College, he france. and like always when one door closes, quickly started working for a software another one opens, and for the bright, young company in Belgium. He spent two years there. graduate, the new door lead to international “this was a booming time for engineers”, he destinations like Ghana and Brazil working as recalls. “jobs were plentiful”. and it wasn’t the main head of production for all the Barry long before Barry Callebaut knocked on his Callebaut cocoa plants. By 2006, he was then door. Labelled “a young potential” by his new promoted to head of operations for the colleagues at Barry Callebaut, thys still americas and relocated with his wife and two remembers well the first assignment he was small kids to Montreal and then Chicago to proposed. after successful completion of his spend four years building brand new plants traineeship, he was asked to be the shift from scratch. “It was four fantastic years”, he supervisor of the factory in Belgium. “I was smiles. coming from a software environment and now all of a sudden I had to manage a shift”, he But since november 2009, the workaholic is exclaims. “But it was a fantastic experience back in Europe as head of Barry Callebaut’s 1522 engineering excellence e-GUiDe
  23. 23. European factories. But he still spends atleast two days a week travelling.In order to unwind when on the go, he tries to “If people come toalways pack his iPod and take a good book.But he usually ends up working when onplanes and trains and even ensures to take an interview whosome time out to bring the local workers outfor dinner when on location. “It is essential to take time to read our website andget to know the local team and look after theirneeds”.for jo thys’ children, who are all still undernine, their dad is like a character from understand who we“Charlie and the chocolate factory”. But inreality, his love for chocolate is the only thing are, we willhe has in common with Willy Wonka. to get tothe place he is today, you need to be “hardworking, ready to take on responsibility and definitely considerabove all willing to travel”. “Most of ourprojects involve building factories abroad”, them for a role.”thys says, “we need young enthusiasticemployees to do this”. and one last insider tipif you are being interviewed by jo thys and histeam. “ask questions”, he stresses. Jo thys operations & supply Chain Director Western Europe at Barry Callebaut engineering excellence e-GUiDe 23
  24. 24. Company Profile: Philips Your personal growth starts here as an ambitious, talented individual, you bring fresh knowledge, creative ideas and new energy for more information please visit to the company. we are as keen as you are to put www.philips.com/career those qualities to good use, so we will challenge you and help you develop your talents to the full. Philips is a world-leading company with a diverse manufacturability and serviceability. that takes product range targeted at the global healthcare real development engineering skills. and well-being sectors. the innovation built into at Philips we give our Development Engineers the our Dna is apparent throughout our entire product freedom to experiment with new materials and portfolio, demonstrating how we translate our processes to deliver cost-effective products in-depth understanding of customer needs into without sacrificing on performance. meaningful technologies and applications that improve people’s quality of life. other information number of employees: It means that we are committed to promoting a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. to Philips, • 117,000 worldwide ‘health’ does not just mean being medically fit − we • 14,000 netherlands believe that keeping physically fit, eating healthily and enjoying a healthy lifestyle are every bit as active in: important. • 60 countries worldwide sales: Grow with Philips • Euro 22.3 billion in 2010 ambition and drive come from within. as a highly talented individual you can choose your own way traineeships in Benelux: to start. Whether you are looking for a traineeship, internship or permanent job, there is always a • 20 places in 2011 suitable way to start. join us and you will be part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary, international team Internships in the netherlands in 2010: in which colleagues, just like you, are passionate about what they do and determined to create the • 451 Masters best possible customer experiences. your growth • 205 Bachelor is our growth, so let us grow together. that is why we will enable you to develop in directions that website: fulfill your own wishes and promote our shared www.philips.com/career interests. leverage your development engineering skills Designing products that deliver superb user experiences is not just about form and functionality. It is also about meeting stringent requirements for cost, reliability, engineering excellence e-GUiDe24
  25. 25. Company Profile: Procter & GambleFour billion times a day, P&G brands touch the livesof people around the world.the company has one of the largest and strongestportfolios of trusted, quality brands, includingPampers®, ariel®, always®, Pantene®, Herbalessences,® Fairy®, ace®, lenor®, m. Proper®,tampax®, Dash®, Pringles®, actonel®, iams®,eukanuba®, Gillette/Braun and wella and more.P&G employs approximately 135,000 people for more information, please visitglobally, about a quarter of our employees work in www.pgcareers.com17 countries in western europe.We are looking for talented people who are finally, on a fast-moving market, we expect each onepassionate about innovating and resolute about of us to embrace change and act proactively towardswinning and improving the lives of consumers it. this requires from us great attention to bothworldwide. We truly believe in the diversity of our internal and external trends, always connectingpeople, representing more than 140 nationalities authentically to our stakeholders and with each other.working in Western Europe. With the end result in mind, our people behave as owner of their part of the business.We want you to be an accomplished innovator withinsatiable curiosity. We’ll give you total freedom to opportunitiespull together existing know-how and redefine it tocreate breakthrough solutions to improve the lives of your career in P&G can start in any of our differentconsumers worldwide. We want you to become adept Business functions: from Marketing and Customerat decision-making and to convert your ideas into Business Development (our innovative salesaction. Perfecting your leadership skills ranks among organization) to the technical roles around our supplyour top priorities: leadership means developing your chain (Manufacturing, Engineering, Logistics orcapabilities and helping others to develop theirs. Purchasing); from our world-class research Centres, to finance (f&a), Information technology (IDs),We’ll help you expand your capacity for new learning Market research (CMK) or Human resources.and sharpen your talent for getting the best out of adiverse team. By working on any of our well-known websites:brands (including our newly acquired Gillette-Braunproducts) you will enjoy the diversity and excitement www.pgcareers.comthat only a multinational company can offer. at P&G www.facebook.com/pgcareersyou will never stop learning and developing. Life is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 25
  26. 26. Candidates’ Voices: Rakesh rakesh was born about 200 kilometres from Mumbai in the “wine capital of India” in nashik. His childhood was spent learning yoga and mediation techniques from his grandfather and playing hide and seek in his father’s automobile and spare parts company. By méabh mcmahon so from just about the time he could walk and talk, although rakesh talks eagerly about his life in the ambitious young engineer knew he had one Germany, the fun he had learning the language and clear goal – that when he was big, he would set up the social life that he now enjoys, his roots are very his own company, and if possible, in the car much back home in nashik. “It is a great city”, he industry. remarks. “I miss it a lot and I miss the food but luckily I am a very good cook”, he assures before explaining to me in detail about all the vegetarian so, after completing a bachelor specialities he can concoct. degree in engineering education In a while, rakesh will return home to get married and research at the University but he plans to bring his new wife back with to Europe to introduce her to all the quirky of Pune in the Western part of experiences that he has been able to enjoy. then India, october 2007 saw rakesh when he is ready he will return back to nashik to be close to his family and his two brothers who work relocate to the capital of as architects and computer engineers. In due time, Germany to enroll on a masters he will proceed to build his own little family while running his very own business. But for the moment, degree in global production the outgoing technical expert is mingling at the engineering at the technical Careers International fair, Engineering Excellence, looking to achieve any professional position that University of Berlin. will offer him a challenging environment and continuous improvement at work. Whilst teaching me some Hindi, rakesh talks about his fascination for history and how one of his favourite things to do is read management books. after minutes, it is easy to note that this amicable young spark will have a very prosperous future. But where will this future be I wonder? In Europe or back at home within the family business? “Well, I love Europe”, he assures. “I want to stay for a few years here, maybe even 10”, he says before talking about his international lifestyle in Wolfsburg in Germany where he currently works for the automobile Manufacturing Company Volkswagen aktiengesellschaft. “I have friends from China, turkey, Mexico, Indonesia and Ireland”, he continues. “We have a great time and I really love travelling around Germany or Europe with them whenever I have a chance”. But the motivated car fanatic has always one thing on his mind, “but then I will start my own business”. engineering excellence e-GUiDe26
  27. 27. E-GUIDE Engineering Excellence EnErGyLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 27
  28. 28. Company Profile: GDf sUEZGDF sUeZ is active across the entire energy valuechain, in electricity and natural gas, upstream todownstream: purchasing, production and marketingof natural gas; transportation, distribution,management and development of majorinfrastructures for natural gas and electricity; anddevelopment and marketing of energy services andenvironmental services. the Group placesresponsible growth at the heart of its businesses inorder to tackle the major energy and environmentalchallenges: meeting energy needs, safeguardingsupplies, fighting climate change and maximizing for more information, please visitthe use of resources. www.generationhorizons.comthe Group offers efficient and innovative solutions to Key figureshouseholds, communities and businesses by basing activities: Energy, Energy services and Environmentitself on a diversified gas supply portfolio, flexible (subsidiary sUEZ Environment)power production capacity with low Co2 emissions, Locations: on all continentsand unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied Employees worldwide: 219,000natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent Global turnover: €84.5 billion in 2010 revenuespower production, and environmental services. Values GDf sUEZ employees have contributed to theGDF sUeZ and the nuclear establishment of the Group’s four core values:for GDf sUEZ, an energy mix that includes nuclear • drive – to guarantee performance over the longenergy is the best solution for guaranteeing power term for all stakeholders,supply at a competitive price and contributing to a • commitment – to associate the Group’sreduction in the release of greenhouse gas. GDf development with respect for the planet,sUEZ is a pioneer in nuclear energy in Europe with • daring – to live in the present with optimism whilefirst-class skills both upstream (engineering, preparing for the future with creativity,purchasing, operations and maintenance) and • cohesion – to make energy and the environmentdownstream (waste management and sustainable sources of progress and development.decommissioning). Generation Horizonschoosing GDF sUeZ means Generation Horizons is the concept that embodies the GDf sUEZ Employer Brand: these are current or• the possibility of building a career in an international future employees, committed to tackle the energy Group operating on all continents and offering a and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. great variety of jobs, When a world leader in energy and the environment recruits, it’s to deal with global challenges.• the chance of working in sectors with a promising joining Generation Horizons means becoming part of future – energy and environment – which provide an international Group that puts sustainable essential services and are at the heart of development at the core of its activities. It means sustainable development issues, developing within a company that emphasises the• joining a Group of 219,000 employees, with a length and quality of its relationship with each responsible and respectful vision of cultural individual employee, a company that rewards diversity. performance and offers real career prospects. application period all year longLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 29
  29. 29. Company Profile: EDf the eDF Group is a leading player in the energy industry, active in all areas of the electricity value chain, from generation to trading and network management, with expanding operations in the natural gas chain. it has a sound business model, evenly balanced between regulated and deregulated activities. the eDF Group is the leader in the French and British electricity markets and has solid positions in italy and numerous other european countries, as well as industrial operations in for more information please visit asia and the United states. everywhere it www.edfrecrute.com operates, the eDF Group is a model of quality public service for the energy sector. With first-rate human resources, r&D capability Working at EDf is giving yourself the opportunity and generation expertise in nuclear, fossil-fired to develop an enhancive career path involving and renewable energies, particularly hydro, cutting-edge technologies, and to quickly take on together with energy eco-efficiency offers, the EDf positions of responsibility. Group delivers competitive solutions that help ensure sustainable economic development and Working at EDf is also having the will to lead the climate protection. energy change together in order to sustain a controlled and reasonable global energy demand. In france, we mainly have nuclear and hydraulic means of production providing 95% of electricity recruited profiles free of Co2 emissions and greatly contributing to Baccalaureate + 5 years’ further education, recent the security of the country’s supply. Whilst or experienced graduates. some knowledge of continuously improving our performance in terms french is necessary. of security, our nuclear line of business is now to prepare the company for new challenges: careers at eDF renewing our skills and maintaining the high level the company offers excellent career opportunities of performance of our nuclear park of 58 reactors thanks to its size, to the diversity of its trades and spread over 19 sites which will soon include 2 new by dedicating over 7% of its total wage bill to EPrs (European Pressurized reactors). EDf’s training. knowledge and competence in the nuclear industry aware of the technical excellence and the is internationally acknowledged and demanded for expertise of its employees, we pay particular numerous EPr projects throughout the world. We attention to skill development, the sharing of good also operate 447 hydro-electrical systems in practice, geographical mobility, etc. france and aim at maintaining their high level of performance over time. as with all industrial and commercial companies in a competitive market, EDf is looking for high- Positions in the group performing colleagues with a sense of client the recruitment of executives is part of a larger awareness and who are able to lead on change. If skill renewal project that concerns both our core you believe in team work, then come and join us to skills and the acquirement of new ones. We will help strengthen and develop our technical recruit nearly 1,500 executives and engineers in excellence! 2011, 85% of which will be graduates in the following fields: research and development, engineering and design (nuclear, thermal, etc.), production and maintenance (nuclear, thermal, etc.), computing and telecommunications, etc.30 engineering excellence e-GUiDe
  30. 30. Company Profile: sCK•CEnBuilding on more than 50 years of experience innuclear science and technologysince its foundation in 1952, the Belgian nuclearresearch centre has been playing a pioneeringrole with unique achievements andgroundbreaking work in the area of nuclearscience and technology. today scK•cen, withlaboratories in mol and a registered office in for more information, please visit :Brussels, is one of the largest research centres in www.sckcen.beBelgium.More than 600 people work on the development of what do we offer you?peaceful industrial and medical applications ofionizing radiation. our goal: to strive for constant • A challenging and varied job in a uniqueexcellence in nuclear expertise and research. international research environment. • Opportunities for self-development in a stimulatingresearch towards a sustainable option atmosphere.our motto ‘research towards a sustainable option’summarizes our mission entirely. Global energy • Possibilities to follow adequate training.issues, safety of nuclear installations and innovativetechnologies: sCK•CEn does it all with sustainability • Fringe benefits.in mind. In this way we contribute to a viable society,for ourselves and for generations to come. create the technology of the future at the Belgian nuclear research centreFundamental and applied research an ambitious key project of sCK•CEn is thesCK•CEn conducts fundamental and applied development and construction of MyrrHa: anresearch at an advanced scientific level and in an innovative fast spectrum research reactor, conceivedinternational context. our core activity is to work on as an accelerator driven system (aDs). sCK•CEn isnuclear issues that are important to society today and looking for passionate collaborators to join thetomorrow. In this way we help improve the safety and enthusiastic international MyrrHa team.efficiency of nuclear installations, we find solutionsfor the sustainable disposal of radioactive waste and MyrrHa will be used for the production ofhave developed techniques for the decommissioning radioisotopes and doped silicon for renewable energyof nuclear plants. the protection of mankind and the applications, the transmutation of radioactive wasteenvironment against ionising radiation is another and the study of materials for innovative fissionextensive field of research. reactors and for fusion technology.career opportunities Young scientific researcherssCK•CEn is looking for talented and motivated sCK•CEn offers newly graduated scientists andengineers and scientists to help us realise our engineers the possibility to undertake their doctoralgroundbreaking r&D projects and activities. or post-doctoral research on a subject covered by one of our priority research areas. our experts also advise those taking vocational and applied post- secondary diplomas on their dissertations.Life is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 31
  31. 31. Candidates’ Voices: Marie Engineers must be good at maths and science and have enough ingenuity to apply them to find solutions for technical and practical problems. Marie schulze ticks all those boxes and more. on top of that, she ticks the boxes ‘outgoing, open-minded and attractive’. By méabh mcmahon Born and raised in Leipzig, the German genius now Marie speaks perfect English. as back in 2008, she lives in Berlin and is the only girl in her group of got a fulbright scholarship to study a master of friends who works as an engineer. But she is the science in engineering management in Indiana. In only one in the group who doesn’t even bat an eyelid the states, her eyes were opened to tonnes of new now when she gets a wolf whistle on the street. the techniques and different ways of working. “Women 26 year is well used to the male environment and wore skirts to the plant”, she exclaims. “But I would well able to handle her peers. at the Engineering rather not stand out”, she says. “In fact, I dress Excellence event in Brussels, she talks eagerly more like a man when I’m working in order to blend about her love for everything technical and her in”, she laughs. the thing is, according to Marie, reluctance to wear anything feminine in the man’s when on site, you must deck up in safety shoes so world of engineering. they don’t really match your outfit anyway. for Marie, the most important thing is to be taken the thing is, only about one in ten engineers are seriously in the workplace. and sometimes that is female. and most women, who do take the plunge, not easy when you are a natural blond. go for environmental, biological or chemical disciplines. In today’s world, there are very few freshly graduated, Marie is excited about the near female engineers working in the physical or future. although she has already had many mechanical fields. Marie schulze is an exception. professional work experiences, as did her graduate thesis with the Proctor & Gamble plant in Berlin “actually I started off studying architecture”, she and her master thesis with Bosch, she is looking admits. “I thought it would be the perfect mixture forward to starting a new job “somewhere in between art and science”. But within a few years, Europe”, she hints. Marie knew she was mistaken and leaped straight over to the mechanical engineering lectures before When Marie was 16, she spent one year in Lille proceeding to the states to do a masters. “I have no where she picked up fluent french. so now she is regrets”, she swears and smiles proudly before qualified her for her dream job in an international telling me about submitting her thesis just a few environment. Her creativity, curiosity, knowledge weeks ago. and skills will help her too. It doesn’t bother Marie that so few women follow “I just love engineering because her career choice. In fact, it encourages her. “It of the technical stuff. I love might help me stand out in a job interview”, she giggles. she insists though that her strong experimenting and I adore personality always stands to her in tough job maths”. interviews and the fact that she has lived in so many countries. “and I am always friendly and curious about new things”, she finishes. and when she was a student, Marie had the best part time job ever – wind tunnel testing at a In 2021, Marie has no idea where she will be or laboratory of fluid Dynamics. “It was such a great what she will be doing. But she does hope to have experience”. some children whilst holding down a job of high responsibility. engineering excellence e-GUiDe32
  32. 32. E-GUIDE Engineering Excellence ManUfaCtUrInGLife is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 33
  33. 33. Careers UpcomingInternational Events top women Brussels, 18–19 november 2011 energy excellence Brussels, 02–03 December 2011 High Flyers Brussels, 12–13 December 2011 Finance & Banking excellence London, 30–31 March 2012 engineering excellence Berlin, 10–11 May 2012 ict excellence Brussels, 29–30 june 2012 our Career Events connect you with leading global companies looking for talented graduates and professionals for their best international jobs. We’ll help you seize the right opportunity and meet employers face-to-face at these invitation-only events. It’s your chance to fix your own horizons and take your next step to a top-flight international career. the application deadline for priority consideration is around seven weeks before each event. Visit our website now! LIfE Is a joUrnEy. start yoUrs on www.careersinternational.com
  34. 34. Company Profile: asMLFor engineers who think aheadasml is a successful high-tech company fromVeldhoven, the netherlands, which manufacturescomplex machines that chip manufacturers use toproduce integrated circuits (ics or chips). everyyear, chips become faster, smaller, smarter andmore energy-efficient, and breakthroughs inasml’s research labs have played an importantpart in making it possible. Behind asml’stechnological breakthroughs are engineers for more information, please visit :thinking ahead. www.asml.com/careersWe offer engineers specialized in precision It is only our unusual development method, wherebyengineering, dynamics, optics, electronics and a large number of development processes areinformation technology the ultimate challenge to running in parallel, that enables us to constantlysolve complex technical problems in a meet the very ambitious demands set by the marketmultidisciplinary environment. and ourselves.steep curve Drive to developasML is a relatively young company, which has Working at asML requires a special attitude. andeveloped into a global market leader at unbridled passion for technology is vital, but there’sunprecedented speed. In the space of 25 years we more. Having commercial insight, team spirit andhave grown from nothing into a multinational being result-oriented are all equally important, sincecompany with 55 sites in 16 countries and annual what makes asML successful is the interplaysales of 4.5 billion euros in 2010. We set the between precision engineering, dynamics, optics,international standard with the development of wafer electronics and information technology. But perhapssteppers and scan systems. to retain and expand that the most important factor is a drive to grow and learnleading position we employ thousands of engineers that is deeply embedded in our people. asML investsand scientists exploring the frontiers of (nano) a great deal in your development. for us that is atechnology every day. It requires people who also given. In return we also expect it of you. anyone whoconstantly explore their own limits and try to push is working on creating tomorrow must take theirthem further. Who consciously opt for the steepest talents seriously today.learning curve. Do you have a technical education? and do you wanttechnological race to help our teams to speed up cutting-edge technology in the field of precision engineering,asML works with an almost impossibly short time- dynamics, optics, electronics and informationto-market, driven by our customers’ competitive technology? Please visit www.asml.com/careersmarket conditions. It is precisely this technologicalrace against the clock that makes working here soutterly fascinating. Cutting-edge precisionengineering, dynamics, optics, electronics andinformation technology all come together in ourcompany to develop systems which are more reliable,faster and more accurate than their predecessors inthe shortest possible time.Life is a journey. start yours on www.careersinternational.com 35
  35. 35. Face-to-Face with Yide Zhu, ASML yide Zhu has been residing in the asML headquarter Veldhoven, the netherlands, working in the application and Business support Unit. yide speaks perfect English, Dutch, and Mandarin Chinese and swears by his bicycle to come to the office every morning. By méabh mcmahon asML, one of world’s leading providers of tough they may be, and then translate them lithography systems, develops complex into a solution product. machines that produce integrated circuits. Known as ICs or chips, they are becoming smaller and more energy efficient by the year. today, yide is not working as a In order to produce leading edge machines, full-time engineer. He is now asML engineers perform in a range of fields from mechatronics and optics to electronics more like a spider in the web, and information technology. being involved in multi- about 10 years ago, yide arrived from China to disciplinary demanding tasks: the netherlands to start a Bachelor of science marketing, product promotion program in Electrical Engineering at the tU Delft. Upon arrival, he took up Dutch language and sales, project management classes in order to integrate himself more and human resource activities. efficiently and quickly into the daily life. after obtaining a Master of science degree in Microelectronics from tU Delft, he spent a number of years working as an IC designer for “But to understand the needs of the customer, electronics design companies, a job he found you need to be an engineer”, he insists. “My extremely interesting. team and I come from various technical backgrounds”. yide spends about 30% of his His charismatic and talkative nature allows time per year traveling around the globe him to explore his capacities further. “I need to visiting his customers on behalf of asML. communicate a lot or I will be bored to death”, he laughs. and it was thanks to this trait that “asML is a truly exciting company”, he he started looking for a new challenge in the ensures. “at the moment, we are recruiting a High-tech industry a few years ago and found lot”; he says hinting the company’s will to grow the perfect one at asML. “nowadays, my daily and reach 10,000 employees. “We are looking work at asML is more focused on the business for graduates with the right background.” he side of the industry”, he explains. “I am the says, “People who can explain themselves interface between the customers and the effectively in the simplest terms. In a numerous business development units within multinational company as asML, you are more asML”. yide’s job is to listen to the than welcome to share your thoughts with requirements of the customer, no matter how everyone else. Communication is the key”.36 engineering excellence e-GUiDe
  36. 36. But what if you are not as chatty and confidentas yide? What if you don’t have such greatsocial skills, I ask. “It doesn’t matter”, yide “as long as youassures. “as long as you have a mouth underyour nose, the belief and the will that you can have a mouthmake a positive difference. then we like toinvite you to join asML and we will assist youas much as we can to turn your belief into under your nose,reality”. the belief and theyide loves his job and the workplace. althoughthere is flexible working time, he prefers to do will that you canthe normal nine to five. “although myaspirations can change any time, at themoment, I am happy to be here now in this make a positivegreat ever changing dynamic environment.” difference. then we like to invite you to join asML and we will assist you as much as we can to turn your belief into reality.” Yide Zhu Business support asML engineering excellence e-GUiDe 37
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