tomorrow's top talent
- over the last six months, Aalberts has partnered with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on the TU/e contest
- the contest enables Aalberts to connect with the next generation of top talent, as students are challenged to further develop innovative ideas
- the final task required students to think about how Aalberts can further their sustainability goals by preventing mistakes, through product life extension or re-using materials
Over the last six months students have worked on their tasks in around 40 teams, aided by coaches from participating companies, such as engineers from Aalberts advanced mechatronics. Teams could ask coaches questions, and the coaches guided them through a number of milestones. Because Aalberts is always on the lookout for new talent, and we require people from a wide range of specialisms who are passionate about helping us build a sustainable future together, the contest is an ideal way to see the students in action—how they think, approach a problem, and respond to challenges.
The final task students faced was the Sustainability Challenge, which required them to think about how Aalberts can further its sustainability goals by preventing mistakes, through product life extension or re-using materials. The students were given one day to become acquainted with our products and processes and propose solutions to the challenge. It was fantastic to see just what they could come up with in such a short timeframe, and the experience exceeded the expectations of everyone involved. This sort of event enables us to present the company on a much deeper level than a university career day. It also gave us valuable insights into how (potential) future colleagues look at us, and what they expect from a future employer. Plus, we definitely left with a few more ambassadors for our brand and company.