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ENGIE listens to my ambitions and encourages me to map out my career path
After her studies, Annelies opted for a Management Traineeship at ENGIE.
“This training maintains a good balance between the theoretical and practical aspects. In this way I was able to explore my interests. ENGIE pays attention to my ambitions. With my technical profile, I get to give input on and assist with major technical issues. I am given enough room to take the initiative and systematically take on more responsibility. And all at my own pace. Another thing that is very nice is that my colleagues are always ready to help. If I’m at a loss, I can always turn to someone for assistance. I think that’s extremely important.”
New contracts with CHP customers are increasingly more sustainable
Civil engineer Willem has worked at ENGIE for the past thirteen years in contract management, operations, business development, etc. He has also had the opportunity to spend some time abroad.
"Our sector is in full transformation and at ENGIE you experience the energy transition from the front row. The theme of decarbonation is very much alive, both for us and for our large industrial CHP customers. We are constantly acquiring new insights into a complex subject and that fascinates me enormously. Also nice: everyone at ENGIE has great professional pride and thinks about how to make the installations ever safer, more efficient and more sustainable. Finding solutions together is very satisfying.”
It’s fantastic to see how a project for charging stations comes together after a few months
At ENGIE, newly recruited trainees go through an 18-month process consisting of 3 missions of 6 months, each of which is in a different department. This is how civil engineer electromechanics Matteo ended up in the “Renewables” department.
“I was given responsibility for the engineering of a pilot project in which we link our wind turbines in the port of Ghent directly to fast charging stations, a first for ENGIE and for the energy transition. The result is exceeding all expectations. The number of recharging visits is four times that of the goals set. As a young starter, it’s also great to see that such a project is really there six months later. That’s the advantage of working for a large and solid group like ENGIE.”
As a large organisation, ENGIE wants to be a forerunner in the energy transition
Bert has worked for ENGIE for some fifteen years and has taken on a variety of responsibilities during that time. He now heads the Brussels-Ghent-Bruges maintenance department.
“Today, the energy sector is not yet able at any moment to get all its energy from renewable sources. If there is too little sun or wind, we insure the supply of electricity with our environmentally friendly high performing gas plants. At the same time, we are also a passionate partner in the sustainable energy transition. For instance, we invest in innovative energy storage projects (Drogenbos battery park), energy production from waste incineration (Brussels) and blast furnace gas (Ghent).”