Title: Lifelong Learning
You can develop yourself in many different ways. Some prefer diving into books, while others learn by doing. At Huijbregts Groep, we seek the method that suits you best so that you can bring out the best in yourself.
'Blended Learning' at Huijbregts Groep
Huijbregts Groep offers various development opportunities because everyone does it in their own way. This doesn't necessarily have to be in a school setting. On one hand, employees can learn in practice, either with a colleague or with a company instructor. Through our company school, employees receive certificates when they master a specific task. These certificates are regularly tested to ensure that we all work in the right way and safely. Additionally, we offer employees the opportunity to grow within their role or move in a different direction within the company if it better suits them. This, too, is considered development, as it makes employees versatile. Employees can also learn by studying. They can internally take lessons in Dutch and English, allowing them to communicate better at home and at work. To maintain our quality, we provide quality training. We like to refer to this combination of learning by studying and learning by doing as our own form of 'blended learning,' literally.
In addition to the internal training we offer, external training may better align with the career aspirations of some employees. Together with HR and the team leader, we assess which education, training, or course best fits the employee's desires in combination with their job at Huijbregts Groep.
The abundance of development opportunities is made possible because we do not work with rigid job profiles. We look as much as possible at the person and their qualities. Based on this, we distribute tasks among people. This way, each employee can bring out the best in themselves and do what they enjoy.
Why lifelong learning?
At Huijbregts Groep, we encourage development because we believe in sustainable relationships with our employees. To ensure this, employees must enjoy their work. By engaging in a form of development, the work remains challenging and promotes job satisfaction. Additionally, development enriches not only the work life but also the personal life. Learning a new language (English, Dutch, for example) helps someone communicate better, both at work and at home.
Personal experience with development at Huijbregts Groep
Sanne van Lieshout started as an intern in the communication department at Huijbregts Groep. She wasn't sure what she wanted to do after graduation, thinking, 'which direction and which tasks suit me best?' Team leader Nicole didn't see this as a problem. The diversity of tasks in the department allowed Sanne to try out many things. She was enthusiastic about joining Huijbregts Groep full-time after her internship. Despite the many exciting projects, Sanne was still searching for the perfect role for her. When the role of customer manager in the commercial department became available, she thought it would be interesting to try. After several good conversations with various encouraging colleagues and the commercial director, she chose to take the step, glad that she could do it within the company she wanted to stay in. 'It was very nice to receive encouragement from my team leader in this process. She saw that this step was good for me, and I am very grateful for that.'