Working on large multidisciplinary projects: this involves getting all our engineers to work together. Our engineers help solve challenging, complex issues in the Netherlands and abroad. There’s no doubt about it: this is a place to develop your ambitions. But the way that you work for us is just as important.
We want you to enjoy working for us and feel you belong. We want to provide a pleasant environment that feeds your spirit and fosters your development. We want you to be excited about working on your team. We want you to be proud of the work that you deliver. All sounds great, but how do we make it work?View our vacancies
I was still graduating when I first started working here. However, they didn’t need to wait for me to finish my remaining subjects. Instead, they said I could finish them while working.’ I started the job, finished the subjects, and carried on working here.’ A few months before graduating, I created a profile on LinkedIn and was immediately headhunted by loads of recruiters. The secondment agency arranged a few job interviews, but most of the roles weren’t really for me. However, even during the first job interview at VIRO, I had a good rapport with the person who would be my future manager.
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.
My name is Arno van Dijk, and I began working as a Junior Mechanical Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering department on 14 June 2021. I have always been drawn to inventing and working out new things. During my Industrial Design studies, the techie in me further developed and I ended up focusing more on function than on form. After completing my studies, I started looking for a job and my preference was for one near Enschede. I soon found out that many companies in Twente are industry-oriented. For this reason, I felt it was obvious to focus even more on the technical side because of my background (Industrial Design). That's how I eventually came across VIRO.
My name is Jasper Witteveen. In February 2020, I started as a TPD Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering department at Groningen office. From a young age, I have been interested in engineering. I am curious about the design of objects, which is why I enjoy tinkering with things. This meant that I quickly reached a decision on what I wanted to study, which was Mechanical Engineering at the NHL Stenden Hogeschool (University of Applied Sciences) in Leeuwarden. At a business fair at NHL Stenden VIRO caught my attention because they are active in many fields within engineering. As a result, they have a lot of in-house knowledge and you can learn a lot as a starter
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At VIRO, we believe that the primary purpose and challenge of modern technology is to shape the future. We believe that technological innovation determines the success of the industry. That’s where we come in. We support our clients with targeted engineering skills and expertise, so they can develop products and processes, and make their ambitions a reality.
We deliver total innovative solutions for the automotive, aerospace, defence, energy, food, construction, industrial and commercial construction, mechanical engineering, offshore, process engineering, and semiconductor industries.
It’s a varied list, but that’s what the job is about. Sometimes, you’ll be working on the further development of an existing automotive or semiconductor product, at other times you could be designing a new machine. And then you’ll be simulating an installation in the food sector or process industry.
No need to worry about the job being boring. On the contrary, we expect you to work with independence and responsibility within the limits of your role and your experience. You’re never alone of course, but that independence will help you in your development. And you’ll get that bit more satisfaction from your work.Ask for your possibilities
You’ll work for most of your life. That’s why it’s important that you enjoy your work. Besides offering jobs where every day is different, we organise a wide range of activities that make working at VIRO even more rewarding.
Among these are our annual VIRO Family Day at Papendal, our exclusive Christmas drinks party, our mountain bike clinics, our vitality week, employee association and department outings, Friday afternoon drinks, and our various lunch activities such as walking, card games, table football, and table tennis.View our vacancies
Sports is almost as integral a part of our DNA as engineering. We organise MTB clinics, cycling tours, and running events for our employees. Furthermore, we offer a number of company fitness and bicycle schemes. The lunchtime walk is mainstay. All these examples show that we love to keep on moving!
Vitality is good for your health. It clears your head, promotes creativity, and makes you more resilient. We pay attention to maintaining a healthy diet, the correct posture at work and beyond, a good work-life balance, levels of motivation, and naturally our required relaxation.
In our view, fun is the engine that drives performance. So fun is serious business. This means that we work hard on this topic. One example is our annual VIRO family day. Each office has its own active staff association. Our colleagues also come up with many initiatives. It's never a dull moment!
Every six months, we offer a number of internship positions and graduation work placements. These include assignments relating to Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Software and many more!
If you would like to know more about the possibilities, then please contact our recruiters or submit an open application.Meet our recruiters
VIRO was founded in 1968 by two engineers, Mr VIsser and Mr ROerink.
The Maastricht office is established
Martin Dibbets, director Netherlands
André Scheer, director Germany