Tomas is studying while working. He chose to combine study and work to actively build his personal future.
Tomas Beket: “7 years ago I started working as an operator for Huijbregts Groep. I followed the Allround Food Operator study program at the ‘Groene Campus’ in Helmond; an education through day release (in Dutch: Beroeps Begeleidende Leerweg – BBL). It enabled me to carry on studying while working. After I completed the course, I continued to develop my skills within the company. And now, I am working as a Teamleader Quality Control and I am managing 5 colleagues within my department. In addition, I supervise several interns who are following various study programs in the area of food and quality.
I always dreamt of working with foods and I wanted to fulfill that dream. I have completed a cooking school, but soon found that the hospitality business just was not for me. That is why I started looking for other ways to make a living out of my passion. It lead me to Huijbregts Groep, a company that mixes powered raw materials for the foods industry. Huijbregts Groep gives people like me the opportunity to learn and develop themselves. I am proud of what I have achieved thus far! It proves that when you really want something and you are motivated and willing to work hard to achieve your goal, you will be rewarded accordingly.
For me, the future is all about developing, learning and growing. That is why I am also currently studying, at the Huijbregts Groep’s business school. My advice? Look into ways of learning that suit you best. By combining work and study, you will also be able to advance your career. And: if you are really willing to learn, you can learn from any one, whether they are highly skilled or low-skilled professionals, managers or supporting staff.”