“During the Open Days in 2007 I came across a Wijnne Barends promo stand. I was looking for a good position as a trainee and I liked the idea of short sea shipping. Wijnne Barends took me on as a trainee for a year. That provided me with great opportunity to complete my training.”
“When I started at Wijnne Barends I was young and inexperienced. I had a very good time and was given the opportunity to get a taste for life on the open seas on board four different ships.
“After completing my MBO-3 vocational training I started my MBO-4 vocational training and again I chose Wijnne Barends for my traineeship. I chose them because of the good atmosphere and the personal approach within the company. You don’t get treated like a number here but as a respected colleague and employee.
“After my traineeship Wijnne Barends employed me. Right from the start I enjoyed working here and have now been promoted to chief mate. The people at Wijnne Barends can appreciate the value of someone who can buckle down to his work!’’