“Do as we do. Take the stairs.” A paper with this message was the first thing that caught my eye when entering the ORMIT office for the first round of my application. Although you don’t want to sweat or be out of breath before your first appointment, I took the stairs (Imagine I would cross someone when stepping out of the elevator). What I didn’t realize was that I would share this simple message with a bunch of other people later on and that it would even lead to some kind of ‘Goedele-effect’.
Working for ORMIT means that you are working at a partner company most of the time. Because of this you don’t get to see your colleagues on a daily work basis. Therefore ORMIT organizes monthly ORMEETS to give presentations and socialize with colleagues. Always fun to see everybody, but it doesn’t end there! Next to this there are a lot of engaged ORMIT’ers that organize other activities. Last weekend ORMIT participated at the Ekiden run in Brussels. The goal of this run is to finish a relay marathon as fast as possible with 6 people. A battle rose between three different ORMIT teams.
When an applicant is hired at ORMIT, he or she is added to what is called a “pool”. Six people fit into one pool and two consecutive pools will have all the trainings together during their two year trajectory at ORMIT. For example, my pool is pool 22 and during every training, from the “Kick-Off training” up to the “Night of ORMIT”, we will sit together with the trainees of pool 21. The division into pools is a practicality to organize the trainings, but it is much more than that.Continue reading
- Demand Planning Project Team at Axalta Coating Systems
- Change Officer at BNP Paribas Fortis
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- So long everyone! - 23 April 2015
- I asked for a challenge, and that’s exactly what I got! - 1 November 2014
- Change you can believe in! - 9 October 2013
“Change officer for change management for the Client Competence Centres” was to be my first assignment for ORMIT, at BNP Paribas Fortis. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the first questions at my intake interview went as follows: “what are the most important things in change management?”. Continue reading
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- Why did I apply to the ORMIT ING In-Company Programme (ICP)? - 26 September 2013
After about 2,5 years with my former employer, I felt that I was starting to slow down in terms of my development. I wanted to learn more, and faster, than what was possible within my job. So I started searching online and found the ORMIT-ING ICP. The set-up and the focus on personal development really appealed to me. One reason in particular was that many of the trainings were focused on leadership, which was an area I really wanted to work on since I was more introverted than I wanted to be. I was also excited by the idea of working with other young professionals with high potential and to have a Talent Development Manager (TDM).
- Project Manager Operations at Brussels Airport Company
- Demand Coordinator & Project Team at Axalta Coating Systems
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- Roland Coppin and Thomas Sterken on working together at Brussels Airport and more - 18 October 2014
- My assignment at Dupont Performance Coatings - 24 July 2013
On the fourth of Decembre I started as Demand Coördinator of the Powder business at Dupont Performance Coatings. As end point within the sales department, it was my task to collect input from regional sales leaders, use the market knowledge to create a valuable demand plan and transfer the right signal to the supply department. On top of that I was responsible to improve the monthly demand cycle to a stable process and create new management reporting tools.Continue reading
- Member of the Quality & SLA team at BNP Paribas Fortis
- Member of the Finance Office Team at Colruyt
I like movies about the future
I don't like too much fruit in my sangria
Aside from all the hard work, ORMIT every year organizes a summer event. It is a moment where all ORMIT’ers reunite and have a great relaxing evening with lots of activities.Continue reading
Working for ORMIT has a lot of advantages: you get to know your strengths and weaknesses, you train your soft skills, you gather experience during your projects,… But one advantage is mostly forgotten, namely: the HONOUR to play for a magical team called the ORMIT LEGENDS!Continue reading
Once upon a time, there was a little ORMIT’er called Kristof, who was about to embark on a fabulous journey on the labor market. Little did he know what was in store for him.
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- ORMIT-volunteers for SamuSocial give something back to society - 26 November 2012
On November 10 we were 5 plus 5 “ORMIT –volunteers” in the Chausssée de Charleroi to mount +/- 200 beds for the homeless people. In the context of the CSR dimension of ORMIT, we as young fortunate people, wanted to take our responsibility in ‘giving something back to society’. We believe that this type of initiatives can really add value for everybody, even in our direct environment.