At Sif I was given the responsibility to choose an internship assignment that suited me best.
Riegart did a 5 month internship with Sif at the Technical Service as part of his Mechanical Engineering training at the Fontys in Eindhoven. He investigated how the effectiveness of one of our rollers can be improved. Based on Riegart's findings, Sif has initiated actions to improve the availability, efficiency and production quality of the roller.
“I was looking for an internship company based on my interests: these are machine manufacturers in the agricultural sector and companies working in the steel industry close to me. I was especially interested in a company that offered me a technical challenge. Sif stood out because of the gigantic steel structures that are produced here. At Sif I was given the responsibility to choose an internship assignment that suited me best.
My first impression of Sif was very good. I was a bit overwhelmed by the size of the monopiles and the halls, but it was all very interesting and impressive. After the first tour I got a good impression of the company, after which I definitely wanted to do an internship at Sif. I was introduced by my internship supervisor Sascha during my first day. Then my other colleagues received me well and we able to answer all my questions.
I have learned how important it is to communicate well. In the technical department I worked between the office employees and the production employees and I learned to involve all parties into my assignment in order to deliver the best result. From the beginning of my internship I was allowed to work independently, I had to get used to this in the beginning, but in the end I really liked it.
It was a nice working environment, we had a lot of laughs and I certainly liked coming to Sif. It was a busy, but in the end, it worked out very well!