Machinefabriek Boessenkool: The ideal employer, also for young talent


Machinefabriek Boessenkool in Almelo continues to grow. For this it is necessary as an employer to always be sharp. Sticking to the good old, but also looking for young talent to face the many new challenges together.

The average age of the current Machinefabriek Boessenkool team is relatively young and is around 40 years old. This creates a dynamic working atmosphere in which innovation and creativity are not empty words. Boessenkool’s young and experienced team has the in-house expertise and works closely together to realize the most beautiful projects.

Special recruitment tactics?
In 1970 Machinefabriek Boessenkool was already dealing with a shortage on the labor market. At the time, this also required thinking out-of-the-box and holding special recruitment campaigns. In order to recruit sufficient and high-quality personnel, Boessenkool casually carried out a guerrilla marketing campaign around the front door of Stork Hengelo. Naturally, this did not go unnoticed. This action attracted the necessary attention and had the desired result: several professionals entered into a conversation at Machinefabriek Boessenkool in Almelo.

Collaborations with Alma College
Since 1968, Machinefabriek Boessenkool has had a close and long-term partnership with Alma College (formerly Pius X College) in Almelo. This school offers technical courses and trains students to become technical talent. Boessenkool in turn offers internships and graduation assignments to students of Alma College. In this way, students can become acquainted with the field and put their knowledge into practice. Some students move on to a job at Machinefabriek Boessenkool after obtaining a diploma. Boessenkool is an excellent place to start your career and to develop further.

Enthusing young talent from the region
Machinefabriek Boessenkool is always looking for young talent. We have been awarding the Boessenkoolprijs for more than 50 years. This is an annual tradition with which Machinefabriek Boessenkool wants to strongly emphasize its involvement in technical training in the region and the importance of future metal-technical talent. The prize is intended as an incentive for technical students to opt for challenging, innovative positions in technology.

Always challenging projects
At Machinefabriek Boessenkool we are always developing and we are always working on various challenging projects. All conceivable branches of industry are supplied by Machinefabriek Boessenkool. For example, we have carried out assignments for the aircraft industry, oil and gas industry, shipbuilding, aerospace, but also for medical institutions and research institutes. We also develop our own products and work together with various partners.

Some of our big projects:

Recycle with DeSpray
A circular economy in which the maximum amount of materials and energy is extracted from waste, that is the future. Reuse and recycling are central to extracting everything that is in it and separating it. With DeSpray, 100% of those aerosol cans can be safely and cost-effectively recycled. We are constantly working hard to improve the machines to make it even easier, more efficient and safer to disassemble the aerosol cans.

Silent tractor E-horse
A tractor that is quiet, manoeuvrable and also durable. As a cooperation partner, Machinefabriek Boessenkool has contributed to the development and implementation of this quiet tractor, which is easy to operate and is therefore super-friendly for the environment because the light construction works on solar panels. A dream of many farmers, such as arable farmers and tree nurseries.

From internship to…
Young talent is also given plenty of opportunity at Boessenkool to participate in large and challenging projects. This means a lot of responsibility from day one and the chance to prove yourself. We work together with experienced colleagues who are happy to help and support you. In this way, our young talents can also develop themselves into real experts in any field.

Development of giant drones
During his mechatronics level 4 training at ROC Twente, Tijmen completed his graduation internship at Machinefabriek Boessenkool. In the third year of his training, he ended up in the department where we develop drones during his internship. He also did his graduation internship in this department and is involved in the entire process of test flights, collecting data and improving by making 3D drawings and developing construction plans.

Internationalization glove factory Ghana
Dyan became involved in the development of a medical latex glove machine for a customer in Ghana during his internship for the mechanical engineering course at Saxion Hogeschool near Boessenkool. Because this turned out to be such a large project, he stayed as a junior engineer after his internship to experience the process from start to finish. From designing parts, coming up with solutions to arranging various matters regarding machine production.

More information?
Read more about Boessenkool as an employer and about our employees at vacancies. Find video interviews with employees Youri Baars, Thomas ter Haar and Owen Ruterink. Of course you can also look at the current vacancies or internship opportunities!

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