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Working at VIRO

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.

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Our values

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.

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VIRO Academy

A traineeship for life

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.

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From constructor 2 till branch manager

Michiel de Jongh

Criss-cross. This summarises the career path of Michiel de Jongh in one word. And look where it got him. To the position of branch manager at VIRO in Vlaardingen. How did that happen? "After my Mechanical Engineering studies at the HTS in Den Bosch, I went to study Aerospace Engineering at the TU in Delft. This way I could broaden my knowledge and combine my interest in aeroplanes with my studies. Nevertheless, I graduated in the automotive industry. I could get a graduation project at Ferrari and I did not want to miss that opportunity.”

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Passionate about technology from an early age

Bram Boerboom

My name is Bram Boerboom, and I study Mechanical Engineering at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem. I’ve always been interested in technology. That’s why I wanted to follow a broad technical study programme, so that I could have more job opportunities later on. I was looking at graduation internships for my final semester. Through HAN’s career services, I saw that the Arnhem office had a number of open projects that appealed to me. After visiting the website, my impression of VIRO was so positive that I immediately contacted them for more information.

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Projects in all technical disciplines

Jan Truijen

I first heard about VIRO at a company lunch, but I only knew it as an engineering firm. One of the job sites I used posted a vacancy for a FEM analyst – precisely the field I wanted to work in. The head of the Engineering Analysis department told me about the different projects and opportunities for me. What stood out to me most were the relaxed working style and the opportunities to work very independently. I like awesome, bigger-is-better, challenging engineering projects, like roller coasters, dikes, the Palm Islands in Dubai, and mega structures. These are obviously world-famous projects, but VIRO’s presentation also showed a couple of examples that got me excited.

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Investing in your own development

Jordy Delsing

In the four and a half years that I've been at VIRO's Mechanical Engineering department in the Echt office, I've worked for three different companies in the high-tech industry on five different projects and I followed ten courses. Work here is never a grind – it's always changing, and I keep on learning. I'm gaining a wide range of experience both because of the range of projects and the different people I work with.

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VIRO believes in recognising and developing talent

Sven Hoogenboom

Industrial Design primarily focuses on the consumer market and on the aesthetic part of a product. It doesn't really focus on the technology behind that. However, the mechanical aspects and such interest me. I was one year into my study programme when I realised this. I then decided to finish my studies while also taking on board as much as possible on the topic of mechanics during my internships and graduation. In my search for a suitable graduation assignment, I found VIRO in Arnhem.

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Various responsibilities

Meine Kootstra

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.

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Challenging projects and a great atmosphere

Peter Beens

I ended up at VIRO after attending an introductory day for companies and students, which was organised by Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Here I got talking to Klaas Krol, Group Leader in the Mechanical Engineering department at VIRO Groningen. I was really interested because as a starter at VIRO, you get involved in a lot of different activities so you can learn a lot. I had only graduated two days previously when Klaas called me to invite me in for a job interview. After two enjoyable interviews, I could start my adventure at VIRO.

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There is room for women in this field

Wara Saavedra

Hi, I am Wara and I am from Bolivia. I’m 30 years old and I studied Civil Engineering in Bolivia.
I knew I wanted to go to Europe for my career, and I already studied English which made it a bit easier. Then I had to decide where I wanted to go. The Netherlands and its universities gave me a great impression, so that’s why I came here four years ago.

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VIRO branch Zwolle has moved

VIRO branch Zwolle has moved. Due to the growth of this branch, the accommodation at the Dokter Klinkertweg became too small.

The premises are located at:
Dokter van Wiechenweg 2
8025 BZ Zwolle

The Zwolle branch will focus on activities relating to Mechanical Engineering, Software & Control, and Electrical & Instrumentation.

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