A few months before she finished her studies in 2019, Laurence went straight to the Actemium and VINCI Energies booth at her university’s careers fair. They clicked. Laurence received an offer to work as a business analyst at Actemium the following fall after a series of tests and interviews.
Laurence is grateful that the company offers not only technical training but also the chance to select a non-work-related learning program twice a year. She has already completed a stress management course and refresher driving training (“which is useful for work and my personal life”), and she plans to improve her French in order to speak with her client Avril and for her own personal gain. One of the key accounts managed by Laurence’s team of ten or so colleagues is this French agricultural organization. The team’s responsibility is to create and implement Centralized Manufacturing Execution Systems (CMES).
After more than three years at Actemium Agri Aalter, Laurence Ketels is still sure she made the right decision. “I’m really happy in my work. It offers a social aspect through client contact, a technical aspect related to my core business activity, and finally satisfaction from helping clients solve their problems.” She says that another advantage is the opportunity for continuous learning.
“Technology changes very quickly so you have to keep updating your skill set. For example, with programming, I learnt basic skills at university, but the in-house training programmes here quickly enabled me to improve them.”