Hanna van der Werk
At HGG since 01-10-2014
I joined the company at the end of 2014 and this is my 1st job after graduation. I have a background in Engineering. As a Project Engineer at HGG I have some engineering aspects involved in my work and I enjoy that a lot. I work at the Work Preparation Department at HGG. We generate most of the cutting files for our machines ourselves using 2D or 3D modeling software and HGG plug-ins. Also we advise our customers about technical details. My work is very varied and I find that great.
HGG is a very nice company to work at. I like the atmosphere. One’s job position is not the most important here, everyone is very easy to approach and respectful. That is important – to respect both your colleagues and the customers. You are never on your own because everyone is very helpful. I have freedom to express my opinion at all times. I am the only girl at the department, but that has never bothered me, I feel one with the team. I also have the freedom to work on a flexible time schedule. Currently, I work 32 hours a week which allows me to spend more time practicing my hobbies.
Yes, definitely. I have learnt a lot since I started working here. I’ve learnt how to better manage my time and prioritize tasks. I also have to call with clients a lot and that was difficult for me at the beginning, but I’ve got lots of experience with that so far and I enjoy it a lot. I’m also learning to take firm decisions and stand behind my choices. At HGG I am gaining more confidence in myself, too. It is not just professional growth but also as a person.
I like to go beyond my main tasks. I pay special attention to be a valuable member of the team and to be able to advise customers on finding better solutions. I like to learn new things because if you look further you can offer better solutions to existing challenges. It is important to keep on developing and learn from others. Here at HGG I have the opportunity to further develop my potential.