If you want to find out what working at VIRO is really like, just ask our colleagues. They will probably use words like: dynamic, varied, collaborative, human, high-tech, with freedom, responsibility, fairness, and a good atmosphere. And that’s the kind of company we want to be.
We strive to be the best employer we can be, where talented engineers can develop, feel comfortable, and be appreciated. We draw on the following values to guide this:
A people company
We are all colleagues. We help each other and our customers. The enthusiasm that we share is what makes our workplace a happier environment.
We take pleasure in our work and in collaborating. It motivates us and inspires us to surprise our customers in a positive way.
We believe that technology can always be improved. VIRO focuses on progress. We explore the limits of what is possible. That’s how we make the difference for our customers.
Whether your career is just beginning or you already have experience under your belt, if you believe your own development is important, then we are the right fit. Our own VIRO Academy was created to help our new and existing colleagues to grow. A traineeship for life, as we call it. This isn’t just about your growth, but about working together. You are in the driving seat and we are the vehicle. And you’re the one who decides which road to take.To the VIRO Academy
I’m Laurens van Koppenhagen, 21 years old, and in August I completed my first year working at the Arnhem branch of VIRO. I completed a higher professional education course in Mechanical Engineering at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem. My first work placement while on this course was at Thomassen Machining, which specialises in the mechanical processing of gas turbine housings. My second work placement was at HyET, a company specialising in the development of electrochemical hydrogen compressors.
During the third year of my mechanical engineering studies at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem, I completed a work placement at VIRO’s Arnhem branch. I chose VIRO because it is an engineering firm that offers a broad range of services and has huge wealth of knowledge and expertise in Product Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Projects. I became aware of VIRO during the HAN University of Applied Sciences job fair, where they showed a number of projects from their different fields of expertise.
My name is Ivo Morsink, I’m 33 years of age, and I live in Denekamp. As I grew up in the countryside, I quickly became familiar with all kinds of machinery and vehicles. At a relatively early age I bought my first moped, and I often tinkered with it after using it for motorcross. I started to find engineering more and more interesting, so off I went to study Mechanical Engineering at the ROC college in Hengelo. Next, I took the Mechanical Engineering course at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede. After university, I worked for various companies in the food industry, waste recycling and general mechanical engineering.
My name is Peter Beens, TPD Engineer at VIRO’s Groningen branch. I studied Mechanical Engineering at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. I have always been very interested in machines and how they work, as I find it so intriguing to see how a group of components can perform a certain job together. The reason I chose the Mechanical Engineering course was that I wanted to acquire more knowledge and skills, so I’d be able to design the machinery or products that I have always found so fascinating.
I’m Lisette Knijn, and I have an Industrial Design bachelor from the University of Twente. During that bachelor, I realised that the technical side of the field really interested me and I decided to do more with this. The University of Luxembourg’s Sustainable Product study programme was the perfect follow-up and is similar to Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands. A staffing agency later contacted me and introduced me to the VIRO office in Arnhem. I was immediately interested, as VIRO works on a wide range of projects and is involved in many different types of activities. The great workplace atmosphere also really appealed to me.
From a young age, I have been busy with building things, and this interest developed further as the years went on. To expand on this interest with knowledge, I decided to study Mechanical engineering. I haven't regretted it for a moment. After my study programme, my current colleague told me that VIRO was looking for mechanical engineers. After a series of interviews, I set to work here. Since then, I have completed a number of projects and I am curious about what else the future holds.
On 1 January 2020, VIRO opened an additional office in Zwolle, which will help the company towards its goal of complete national coverage. The opening of a new office in Zwolle takes VIRO to seven offices in the Netherlands.
Martin Dibbets, Commercial Director for the Netherlands, ‘The Zwolle region is home to many industrial enterprises. We had been serving the region from our offices in Hengelo and Groningen, but we realised that having a local office would be more beneficial for our clients and colleagues. In terms of the labour market too, the office in Zwolle offers good prospects. With institutions such as Hogeschool Windesheim just around the corner, we can offer career beginners and students some great career opportunities.’
The Zwolle branch will initially focus on activities relating to Mechanical Engineering, Software & Control, and Electrical & Instrumentation. Dirk van der Bijl is responsible for office management. The premises are located at Dokter Klinkertweg 1.