Jan De Nul third most attractive employer in Belgium

The Belgian students consider Jan De Nul as their potential employer, that much is clear. A national investigation by the international research bureau Universum has shown that Jan De Nul Group is Belgium’s third most attractive employer (after Google and Microsoft, and before BASF and BMW Group), in the sector of engineering, natural sciences and IT.

In all, 7,525 students from 20 universities and university colleges from 103 different branches of study were questioned about potential employers from the sectors B2B/B2C, Engineering/Natural sciences/IT, Humanities and Social Sciences/Free Art/Education, Health care/Medicine and Law. It is also remarkable that Jan De Nul Group finished in the top 50 in all categories.

The results of this research are based on perceptions and opinions of students. They arise from the efforts the companies made to invest in their brand name and employer branding. Jan De Nul Group also recognizes the need for this and has stepped up the HR campaigns amongst colleagues and in the press. Among other things, cartoons made by Kamagurka were used to encourage students and potential employees to come and apply for a challenging function at the office, on board, or abroad.

Annex: The research results

Job security first

Even in economically stagnating times Jan De Nul Group remains top of mind. The group is continuously growing and recruiting. This is a clear signal for the labour market. The applicant is drawn by the job security within the group.

At the basis of Jan De Nul Group’s success, there is a team of approximately 7,000 employees working all over the world. This international player with a direct no-nonsense culture of a real family company has a remarkable amount of job offers for people who are not afraid of a challenging career.   No rigid corporate structure with a hierarchy that is hard to struggle through, but a big responsibility and interesting growth opportunities, this is what appeals to many. Currently, there are about 100 vacancies for various profiles.