Free as a bird
What makes Indaver a great employer? Without a moment’s hesitation, Kenrick says: freedom, flexibility and independence.
Ten years ago, he started out as a Technical Operator at Indaver Impex. “It was a nice job that allowed me to see a lot of the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. I really felt free as a bird,” explains Kenrick. “As an Operator you determine your own pattern and approach within the agreements and objectives set. Clients are also always happy to see you. They would be having a problem dehydrating their sludge, and I would show up, with one or two colleagues, to fix this. When it then worked, this made me feel good too.”
As an Operator he would sometimes be away from home for a whole week. “For big jobs that were further away we would check into a hotel. We were always looked after well. After that, you could say whether you wanted to stay at home for a few days or go straight to another job. The schedule was flexible enough and open to discussion, and everyone was mindful of the balance between work and private life.”
Kenrick has since been promoted to Project Manager at Impex. “I said that I wanted to develop myself and was given this opportunity, as a Coordinator first and now as a Project Manager. I think it’s awesome that Indaver listens and invests in its employees. I am now responsible for around ten projects that I also regularly monitor in the field. So, that feeling of being free as a bird has certainly not gone, and every day is still different. My managerial work interests me and is a nice personal development. In the office I work with three enthusiastic colleagues, and we bounce ideas off each other well. The atmosphere among all Impex colleagues is always good, by the way, whether we are in the office or in the field.”
“As an Operator you determine your own pattern and approach within the agreements and objectives set. It was a nice job that allowed me to see a lot of the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. I really felt free as a bird.”
Kenrick de Dreu, Project Manager at Indaver Impex