Staff developments

In branches throughout the world, our employees work hard each and every day to provide the best possible service to our customers. With their local knowledge and expertise, our employees help both our customers and our company forward. Our employees are people who see and grasp opportunities and look well beyond the interests of their own operating company. The good working conditions, challenges and opportunities provided by Van Leeuwen make for many long-term employees. Furthermore, our own employees act as our ambassadors in attracting new, young talent.

International traineeships
As part of our international trainee program for new talent with a higher vocational or university education, young employees are prepared for a career at Van Leeuwen. The trainees are made familiar
with all of the processes in our business and complete various assignments. In the internal training programs for new managers, we ensure that they have all the tools they need to be able to properly
fulfill a management position abroad. Having a good feel for the market is obviously a prerequisite. In addition, we attach a great deal of importance to having an entrepreneurial spirit, taking initiatives and
the ability to act in an expeditious manner.

In 2015, various colleagues within the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group changed jobs within their own business units or took on different challenges in Van Leeuwen branches in other countries. Flexibility in terms of deployment and mobility linked to career opportunities within our organization is an important theme in our personnel policy.

Employees as ambassadors
Online social platforms, such as LinkedIn, and digital media, such as our website, play an increasingly important role in staffing our job vacancies. Our own employees spread the news of job vacancies in their professional network and act as Van Leeuwen’s ambassadors. This helps us to attract new talent that is a perfect fit for our company and our customers. Van Leeuwen employees like to underline their mutual bond through sporting events. Regularly Van Leeuwen teams participate in sporting events, often associated with a good cause, such as marathons, bike races and sponsored walks.