Meet: Else Noë - Junior at Windunie Development

I am very happy to have received my diploma from New Engineers but the piece of paper has never been the scope of this year. From pressure cooker projects in Sarajevo to day to day hard work at Bredenoord's New Business department. This traineeship has taught me many valuable lessons and gave me a chance to meet a lot of incredible people. A big thanks to Vincent Wiegel and Lejla Brouwer for making this program a reality and guiding us through the year! Hip Hip Hurray for Year 1! Made it!

Meet: Annet de Bruin - Provincie Gelderland

‘Een winst voor de arbeidsmarkt en een aanvulling op het reguliere onderwijs’

‘New Engineers investeert in de technische professional van de toekomst die 21e eeuwse vaardigheden nodig heeft om in een netwerksamenleving het verschil te kunnen maken. Juist die focus op persoonlijke sociale competenties vind ik goed als aanvulling op het reguliere onderwijs, want die gaat nog te veel over het afwerken van een traditioneel lesprogramma. New Engineers is als post-bachelor geen concurrent die de parels uit de vijver vist, maar met zijn open-netwerkgedachte een welkome aanvulling. Het programma werkt intensief samen met de werkgevers en experts uit het bedrijfsleven. Bedrijven zitten met smart op deze professionals te wachten en de engineers weten dat ze in zichzelf moeten investeren om op de arbeidsmarkt een flinke voorsprong te krijgen en duurzaam inzetbaar te blijven. Daar kunnen andere onderwijsinstellingen juist van profiteren. Want wil je écht aansluiting tussen onderwijs en arbeidsmarkt en vernieuwing en versnelling tot stand brengen, dan moeten dit soort initiatieven ruimte en ondersteuning krijgen om tot wasdom te komen. Het is een opleidingsprogramma om een voorbeeld aan te nemen.’

Annet de Bruin is Regio-accounthouder Onderwijs & Arbeidsmarkt van de Provincie Gelderland.

Zie ook: onderwijsenarbeidsmarkt.gelderland.nl

Meet: Dave Gray

Dave Gray over New Engineers:

‘Lesgeven bij NE laat mij reflecteren op mijn werk en gedachtengoed’

‘Ik geef doorgaans lezingen, presentaties en workshops aan bedrijven. Dat duurt hooguit een paar uur. Nooit eerder heb ik vijf dagen achtereen zo intensief lesgegeven aan een kleine groep ambitieuze studenten. Daarom was dit voor mij een leuk en zeer interessant experiment. Het was een uitgelezen kans om te reflecteren op mijn eigen werk en gedachtengoed. Niet alleen omdat ik moet zorgen voor een leerzaam en uitdagend lesprogramma, maar ook omdat ik rondloop met ideeën over onderwijsverandering. New Engineers loopt daarin voorop. Het is een erg innovatief opleidingsprogramma. Daar moeten er absoluut meer van komen in de wereld, ook in de Verenigde Staten, want overal lijkt het hoger onderwijs steeds minder aan te sluiten bij de behoefte van het bedrijfsleven. Bedrijven vragen om werknemers met 21st century skills. New Engineers dicht het gat tussen engineers en hun werkgevers, bijvoorbeeld door aandacht te besteden aan persoonlijke competentieontwikkeling, samenwerkingsvaardigheden en groepsprocessen. Technische prestaties lever je niet alleen. De meeste bedrijven weten dat al lang, maar het onderwijs blijft nog te veel gefocust op het individu. Wat mij daarom aanspreekt is dat de studenten van New Engineers tegelijkertijd medewerker zijn. Ze zijn gekoppeld aan een bedrijf dat zeer intensief betrokken is bij de opleiding. De afgelopen lesweek kwamen hun leidinggevenden twee keer langs om de vorderingen te volgen. De studenten zijn dus niet twee jaar lang bezig aan een post-bachelor maar werken als professional hard aan een project in hun bedrijf, hebben een keer per maand een week intensief les van een expert en passen dan hun kennis weer toe in de praktijk. How about that? Ik leer daar ook weer veel van. New Engineers levert hoogwaardige technici af die hun persoonlijke competenties weten aan te boren en hun bedrijven succesvol de toekomst in kunnen loodsen. Dit programma is effectiever dan elke andere opleiding die ik tot nu toe ben tegengekomen.’

De studenten kregen een week lang intensief les van Dave Gray, een Amerikaanse bedrijfsconsultant met een achtergrond in grafisch design. Hij helpt organisaties met het oplossen van complexe problemen op het gebied van cultuur, innovatie en verandering. Gray is zeer bekend in managementland vanwege zijn visie op, en boeken over The Connected Company, Visual Thinking en Liminal Thinking.

Zie ook: www.xplane.com

Meet: Dave Gray

Dave Gray is a leader and manager with a background in design. He has worked with many of the world’s largest companies, as well as mid-sized businesses and startups.

He is the founder of XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy, and co-founder of Boardthing, a collaboration platform for distributed teams.
And he is the author of two books on design, change and innovation: Gamestorming: A playbook for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers; and The Connected Company.

His area of focus is the human side of change and innovation, specifically: How can you get people to adopt new ideas? How can you win their hearts and minds? How can you get people, including yourself, to change deeply embedded habits and behaviors? How can you transform a business strategy from a good idea to a living fact in the real world?

Dave’s approach involves getting the right people together and facilitating groups to help them collaboratively develop new strategies, launch products and services, and design as well as deliver organizational change initiatives.

At New Engineers Dave will work with New Engineers on the modules for business development and change management.

Like to read more about Dave? See xplaner.com , read his book The Connected Company and check out his latest ideas on Liminal Thinking.

Meet: Chris Poulissen

Chris Poulissen: integral design thinker, architect, managing director of NP-Bridging.
Together with his partner Laurent Ney he is working on national (Belgium) and international projects in infrastructure, urban planning and architecture. Chris is well known in the region Nijmegen as architect of the new bridge 'De Oversteek' in Nijmegen.

At New Engineers Chris will work with our new engineers on effectively integating various technical disciplines to create working solutions. He will also address the need to fit the solution in the social and cultural context of the client.

Read more about Chris Poulissen at NP-Bridging

Meet: Kamp Coating Groep

John Kamp and Maarten Waaijenberg
Kamp Coating Groep

What makes your company special?
Kamp Coating Groep is market leader in powder coating with an innovative character. A family company operating worldwide for leading companies.

What are the core technologies in your production?
The core technologies used in the production are E-Coating, powder coating and surface pre-treatment. The main sectors we are active in are machinery, automotive, truck and trailer construction, electronics.

What are your challenges for the New Engineers?
The New Engineers will develop with our R&D and production department the coating factory of the future.

New Engineers will make a substantial contribution to the development of a new production facility for the E-Coat line. The new facility will apply the latest robotics, cleantech and excellent logistics for  the agro machinery e.g. for John Deere and Claas. We are also looking for optimalisation of our existing coatlines with LEAN and Smart Industry solutions. The R&D of our existing lines will focus on productivity increase, doing things right the first time and energy saving. Depending on the ambitions and talents of the New Engineer (s)he might also opt to be involved in the improvement of our business model and strategy.

Read more at Kampcoating.nl

Meet: Nooteboom

Henk Nooteboom
Nooteboom Trailers

What makes your company special?
We design, produce, sell and service trailers for exceptional transport (from large excavators to wind mill blades). We are active all over Europe.

What technologies are used in  the production?
The technologies we use are mainly mechatronics, light weight design for heavy constructions, and developing new materials. We patent our designs whenever possible.

Challenges
We are continuously improving our production through innovation. We challenge ourselves to redesign our products to serve our customers better. These innovations must then be applied to existing products.
Our manufacturing process is under continuous change with Lean Manufacturing.

We challenge New Engineers to share our ambition and make contributions to our improvements in either product design of process improvement.

Read more at Nooteboomgroup.com

Meet: Kevin Emans

What is your amibition?
Everyday a new challenge, a problem to solve. I like situations in which I need to get others on board to solve it.

What are you looking for in a study and traineeship?
I’m interested in a study in which technology and change management are combined. But that also offers a wider view on the world with philosophy and general analytical skills.

Meet: Modderkolk

 


Modderkolk is a leading Electrotechnical company that focuses on industrial electrical engineering. The main sectors are water management, industry and health care. As an enterprising company it has won several awards; fast growing company (Gazelle award), best managed companies and corporate social responsibility (MVO). It grows fast because it combines customer focus with process efficiency. Continuous improvement using Lean, critical chain, cellular organization and other approaches makes Modderkolk a high performing organization.

Looking to the future it pursues three courses.

One, platform design for its product and services. This track focusses on designing products and services at meta-level that can be tailored to customer needs through configuration and parameterization. The data generated in the product-design phase are used to manage the production process of its electronic panels. The challenge is to define a product and services platform that allows integration with production.

Two, continued process optimization becoming ever more Lean. Given it’s already high level of process improvement the challenge is to create new problems that trigger new solutions for process improvement.

Third, Modderkolk wants to create a system/approach, where it can collect the data of their customer process installations and use this information in order to advise its customer in optimizing their key processes.

Like to read more? See Modderkolk

Meet: Cleantech

Cleantech stands for clean techniques that contribute to a sustainable world. This relates to products and services that contribute to a cleaner environment: the reuse of waste as raw material, energy savings and improving operational performances by increasing productivity and efficiency while reducing costs, energy consumption and waste.

Cleantech stands for a new way of working in all sectors: energy supply, transport, water management and environment, the manufacturing industry and agriculture. Cleantech can be everywhere: from production to public services and from care to leisure activities.

Cleantech is an initiative of the local municipalities, businessmen and schools in the region Apeldoorn - Deventer - Zutphen. In this region clean technology is key for energy neutral production and services. The Cleantech region strives to be clean as a way to achieve long term prosperity and welfare. Practically it means that companies, governmental services, schools and individuals share developments in clean technology. They inspire and support each other. By working together new initiatives will be more effective. Several of the businesses involved in CleanTech Hotspot AREA 055 are also involved in New Engineers. Some of the New Engineers activities will take place at the Zwitsal Factory.

Meet: Bredenoord

Jaap Fluit CEO
Bredenoord

What makes your company special?
Bredenoord is a company full in transition towards new technology's and business models. This requires smart and out of the box engineering skills, combined with our knowledge of the market. We are specialists in gensets and off-grid power solutions.

What are the core technologies you use in developing/producing your products?
We use 3d designing tools and electrical engineering tooling. We produce our own solutions, electrical and mechanical. We produce prototypes and assemble and install complete end products.

What are the challenges for the New Engineers?
We are planning to create temporary off-grid sustainable power solutions. Using hybrid techniques in smart grid applications. We are developing power buffering solutions for temporary and permanent use. And we are developing systems with Hydrogen/ Solar. We are striving for a short time to market. We are working on a connectivity solution.

It is our overall challenge to do so with our complete supply chain and customers.

Like to read more? See Bredenoord.com

 

Meet: GSE Dispensing

Rembrandt van Meegen
Operations Manager at GSE Dispensing

What makes the organization you are working for special?
GSE is a small, efficient and dedicated Dutch company and a global leader in ink management.

What motivates you in regard to technology?
As product manager and engineer I’m proud of developing new systems with technical, electrical, mechanical and software components. To install a turnkey system is very challenging, including the training of the future operators. GSE strives to high customer satisfaction, so service is key. Because of the in house management of international acquisition of components, I meet suppliers and discuss with them new technics and possibilities, which is very inspiring.

Which challenge would you give the New Engineer who will come to work at GSE?
GSE is performing excellent. But what are the developments in the market? It is important to continuously improve our products but also the way of training people, service requirements and last but not least, keep motivating people to get the best results of our production systems. A commercial technical student should explore what questions or needs our customers have for future developments and translate this to product development and process improvement.

Like to read more? See GSE Dispensing.

Meet: Leonie Ligtenbelt

What’s your amibiton?
I would like to know different businesses and experience what it’s like to work there. I like learning from and with my peers and colleagues. Having sparring partners to share ideas and views is an ideal way to learn. Foremost I’m interested in process improvement, taking into account future innovations of all departments including product design.

What are you looking for in a study and traineeship?
A study should teach me how to communicate as an engineer at all levels of an organization: from the shop floor to the board. I want to be engaged in challenging problems with no obvious solution. This way I’m stretched and give the best of me.

Meet: Eijkelkamp Soil and Water

What makes the organization you are working for special?
The challenges is in our markets are in themes like food security, urbanisation and natural resources. These themes are important, but will be even more important in the future due to for example the increasing world population and climate change. In soil and water management new technologies are used to conduct research more easy, make results more accessible or even take on challenges that were unthinkable in the past.
Furthermore Eijkelkamp Soil & Water contains all possible business activities, from Research & Development and Sales upto Operations and Logistics.

What motivates you in regard to technology?
Technology enables new developments helping you move forward. What wasn’t possible in the past, is now common knowledge. Technology also enables learning and discovering new things, getting new insights. Discovering seems so much more easily done nowadays and that triggers being curious and wanting to explore. It is interesting to see that technical development can go two ways, and there seems to be an interaction between the two. Development of products or technology to reach a set goal but also development that leads to setting new goals.

Which challenge would you give the New Enigineer who will come to work at Eijkelkamp Soil & Water?
‘To translate the customer’s demand into the design of tomorrow’s product’ (a statement by Frank Tillmann, Managing Director at Eijkelkamp Soil & Water)

With our philosophy and vison on technology as starting point both development driven by the market and development through technological discoveries can be a starting point. Depending on the background of the student and his personal interests it is possible to be engaged in product development, operations or in products & application.

Like to read more? Look at Eijkelkamp.com.

Meet: Alex Mutlu

What’s your amibiton?
I want to do a job well beyond expectation. A job in which I succeed getting the support of others. I want to use my knowledge of technology to bring other engineers together in designing solutions.

What are you looking for in a study and traineeship?
My ideal study offers multi-disciplinary skills and know-how from technology to change management and leadership. It will teach me how to combine various disciplines in designing solutions that work for others. It will challenge me. And I will challenge myself and others.

Meet: Bas van Beers

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What makes the organization you work for special?
Fringe is a small professional group of friends with very different, complementary qualities. As a group we are active in the field of entrepreneurship and consultancy.

What is your vision on the development of technology and development of businesses?
Technology is key. Its application requires a human touch. But we are reaching the limits of our capabilities and cognition, because technology analyses better and faster than we can. It reaches conclusions and decisions faster than we can keep up with. Adapting to this trend will be one of the main business challenges.