Testimonial

Petra Kuiper - Warehouse employee

Petra Kuiper
Born in: 1987, Netherlands
Working for: Wagenborg Reining
Since: 2012
Career level: starter
Field of activity: Careers in warehousing

If you show you're keen to learn, the Team Leaders mark you out.

My story

The first days were difficult, because I was not used to this work at all. The first week you watch and learn. Your colleagues show you the working methods. First you learn to operate the cherry picker and then the forklift truck. Personally I like the forklift truck better, there is more variation than when you're on the cherry picker. You get to know the system you work with just as quickly as your Tom-tom in the car.
You always have to look at what's on the pallets, how fast you can drive that stuff and where it has to go. You do have to look behind you, which can be a bit of a physical strain.

The atmosphere is great. You can chatter and mess about with most colleagues. If you show you're keen to learn, the Team Leaders mark you out. You work independently, but teamwork is great. I'm one of the two girls in the warehouse. We have to stand our ground

My career

In 2008, I ended up with Wagenborg Reining as Warehouse Employee in Kolham through a temping agency.