The story of Bram Veringa

Bram initially studied medicine, but soon realized that he wanted to do something else in terms of his studies. A switch to studying electrical engineering at the HAN followed, which brought the techie into contact with Witteveen+Bos. Bram has been happily working at Witteveen+Bos for 5 years now.  

Not too common, switching from medicine to electrical engineering. Why did you make this switch? 
My studies weren't really going well due to a lack of motivation. I like to know how something works and how something is designed. After some reorientation, I ended up in engineering. In addition, I noticed that the image I had of an engineer, as someone who just sits in an office doing calculations, was not correct. It really is people work. In the end I chose to study electrical engineering and I liked it.'

How did you end up at Witteveen+Bos?
'I did the first year of my studies full-time, but that felt too academic and I missed some challenges. That's when I decided to switch to part-time. During a Meet&Match event organized by the HAN, I met Wytze Jorritsma. He liked the combination of working and learning and offered me a job at Witteveen+Bos. I have now completed my studies and am working full-time on various high-voltage projects.'

Why did you choose Witteveen+Bos?
'After the first meeting I was quickly convinced. At Witteveen+Bos I find the right combination between technical and human work. The projects we carry out and the vision of corporate social responsibility appeal to me enormously.'

What gives you energy within your work at Witteveen+Bos?
'I find working with colleagues from different disciplines enormously inspiring. Because it's fun, but also insightful. It's also special to discover on a daily basis how broad the Witteveen+Bos operatiosn are.'