"The reasons that helped me decide to participate in the program could be summarized in 3 words: opportunity, assessment, prospect. The program was a unique opportunity to work in one of the largest companies in Greece, through a transparent evaluation process in which I would compete with skilled young engineers. In the prospect of being chosen for the program, I dreamed of carving a career and grow within a top-notch company like MYTILINEOS.”
"I thought that the Engineers in Action program could be a great opportunity for me to train in real working conditions, to join the workforce of one of the largest companies in the country and in any case to get clear view of an engineer's work and the profession's requirements."
"The assessment and selection process were a new and at the same time unique experience for me. Through the Assessment Center, I saw to what extent I can cope under pressure, within a tight time frame and outside my comfort zone.”
"The program’s assessment process did not resemble anything like the typical interview process of a candidate. It was a unique three-step experience culminating in the group and individual activities carried out at the Simulation Center at the Company’s headquarters.”
"The evaluation process was a lesson itself, with many useful elements. It was incredibly interesting and very professional".
"The evaluation process of the program candidates involved several stages. I found the various skills assessment tests very interesting. It was particularly important that there was a series of interviews with MYTILINEOS executives, a priceless experience for all young engineers who had the opportunity to participate in this process.
"The evaluation and final selection of the program participants was a demanding but also a process based on objective criteria the planning of which ensured transparency, equality and meritocracy.
"I would describe the assessment process as original and particularly interesting. I would certainly point out the live assessment that albeit being the final stage for candidates’ selection, it had been organized so well that we were able to have fun and not be overwhelmed by stress.”
"The evaluation process was transparent, competitive and demanding, as we went through several stages. Skill tests were carried out as well as interviews with the Human Resources Department and engineers at all levels.”
"The assessment and selection process were particularly demanding and interesting. It involved multiple stages, at individual and group level, directly comparable with the evaluation patterns applied by international multinational companies."
"When I was selected to participate in the program, I had never imagined that it would be an internship like similar opportunities available at that time. There was a strong emphasis on the fact that Engineers in Action would be able to work on real projects and asked to find solutions to real problems. I believed I would acquire expertise and ways of handling complex issues. I had hoped I would be pushed and treated by my colleagues as equal to equal. It finally turned out that the program has offered me more than I expected. “
"First of all, I thought the program would give me a strong kick-off in the labor market. I was also aware from the beginning that it includes various forms of training in both soft and hard skills. I was surprised by the extended scope of the trainings and the fact that it is so focused on building and developing young engineers.
"Throughout the program, I was given the opportunity to work on many different projects. During both semesters, I participated in projects completely different from my background. I learned how to work more professionally, more focused, how to evaluate results using critical thinking, make better presentations, get feedback from my managers, explore new things: Retail and product marketing issues, how most of the Company's retail business operates, I have learned to search and ask about any concepts, processes, and operations. I learned that experience does not bear a ‘title’ nor an ‘object’!”
"The program was enriched, but I will focus on the most important learnings of this period. I have learned to prepare, organize my time, and plan my daily routine more effectively (meetings, individual tasks, reports). I also strengthened my communication skills, as I worked with many different people. I saw the difference between active listening and simply listening. I understood how important it is to ask the right questions to get the answers you need. Finally, through the training with all program partners, I learned to think in a more structured but at the same time creative way."
"At the end of the program I saw a great change in myself. I started as a young engineer with little working experience and now I have the knowledge and experience I need to start my professional career.”
"The difference between the beginning and the end of the program is noticeable. The program helps participants to evolve at all levels. In my opinion, it is the best and most substantial postgraduate title one could embark on, if they wish to work in the industry.”
“After a year of training at MYTILINEOS, I felt ready to respond to any professional challenge. Although the program lasts 12 months, the feeling I had at the end was that the experience and knowledge I had gained was equal to 2-3 years of working experience.”
"It was a year of condensed professional experience. When the program started, I was full of enthusiasm and willing to work. Having completed the program, I experienced many challenges that I might have never been able to confront in another professional environment. My colleagues and of course my mentor played a key role in my professional development.”
"The seminars and training, the visits to the facilities and cooperation with different groups and functions helped me improve my communication, public speaking, organizational and planning skills. I gained experiences and handled situations that were valuable life lessons.
"Some of the program's milestones were certainly the training and development seminars, since tests and measurements during projects and team interaction involved in this process were very interesting. Some other milestones were the visits to different functions and, finally, the projects presentations to the plant’s Management.’
“The program gave me the opportunity to familiarize with the different Business Units of the company (Metallurgy, Power & Gas, SES, RES). I attended seminars aimed at developing my personal skills and competences and Ι participated in demanding projects that helped me improve my technical knowledge, while throughout the program, MYTILINEOS team of executives gave me valuable guidance.”
«I would definitely recommend an engineer to participate in the program, as apart from the valuable professional experience it offers, it was one of the most special and beautiful periods of my professional life, in which I gained knowledge and friends and acquired a better view of the career path I would like to follow. I believe that the program is a stepping from the university to the labor market.»
"I strongly believe that the participation in the program is the best start any young engineer could have in the start of their career. So yes, I would definitely advise any young engineer to apply and put an effort at every stage in order to succeed".
“An engineer can cope with various positions that are not exclusively technical, because the training aims at finding solutions. An organization can therefore gain from the new ideas and the different perspective participants can bring.”
"An engineer can work everywhere and improve any process, regardless of subject matter through methodical and analytical thinking. Now, in all professional sectors, continuous post-graduate training is needed, such as technological upgrading, process efficiency, cost-cutting, time-minimization and so on. An engineer can become a catalyst leader for these changes and bring added value to the organization.”