Can you describe your role at Umicore?
I work in the laboratory at Umicore in Kokkola and my job consists of two parts. I analyze product samples in the laboratory and I am a project worker.
What do you enjoy about your job?
Umicore offers me a variety of tasks and the opportunity to take a level of responsibility that suits me well. Thanks to that I have been able to learn a lot of new and different things.
What do you enjoy about working for Umicore?
Umicore’s activities are related to my studies. Additionally, my position offers me a wide range of assignments so I touch upon different aspects of the company. All in all, I gain relevant experience that I hope to apply in my professional life after graduation.
Why did you want to work at Umicore?
When looking for a summer job, I was specifically looking for a position in a laboratory. Umicore was the company that could offer me that and since my first summer was successful, I was happy to come back for another round.
What are your expectations when you go to work in the morning?
In the morning, I look forward to learning something new that day. It can be something big or small, something an experienced colleague shows me or sometimes I discover it myself.
What has been your highlight so far while working at Umicore?
As this is my second summer at Umicore, I get more responsibilities than before. This has been a real highlight for me. I get to work independently and that makes me thrive.
Your advice to newcomers?
Be social and proactive right from the start. Dare to ask for help, there are a lot of experienced people that will gladly guide you when you need it.