Deltaworkers of the Month got off to a great start in 2018
What better way to start the new year, than with the title of Deltaworker of the Month in your pocket? A lot of hard work and Deltication earned Noah, Victoire and Jens the honour of being named Delta-worker of the Month for January.
“Stay positive and you’ll be rewarded”
Noah Bortolami (22) is a young, sporty bloke who works for Deltaworx Brussels. He tries to do as many jobs as possible, in combination with his Office Management studies. If he’s not working or studying, you’ll probably find him playing football or going out with his friends.
We asked Noah about his secret to become Deltaworker of the Month. “I don’t think there’s a real secret”, he answers. “But I guess one thing that people like about me, is my smile. I try to stay positive on the job and keep a big smile on my face. People always appreciate a happy colleague. When you show enthusiasm, a positive attitude and flexibility, you’ll be rewarded.”
Some of his friends introduced Noah to Deltaworx about 1,5 years ago. Since he joined, Noah has done all kinds of jobs. “I’ve tried a lot of different things, from working at the bar to cleaning tables. I love the fact that you get to do many different jobs. It’s one of the reasons why Deltaworx attracts so many students, in my opinion. That, and the great friendly atmosphere between the students. It’s basically one large group of friends, and that makes every job fun.”
Noah is clearly enjoying his time at Deltaworx: “It’s a great way to make some extra money and I hope to keep doing it. I have no idea what will come after I graduate, we’ll see what life brings. But for now, I just keep on smiling!”
Become a car expert? No problem!
Talk about making a quick impression: Victoire Mast (18) was crowned Deltaworker of the Month for the Ghent office, after joining only six months ago. How did she pull that off?
“I worked a lot in January, mostly at the Autosalon in Brussels”, she says. “I was an informant at the Toyota stand, helping out visitors with their issues and questions. Does that mean I’m a car expert? In all honesty, we got an elaborate training first, to be prepared for the job and all the questions that would come our way.”
Looking back, Victoire realizes it’s been a pretty busy start of the year. “Working at the Autosalon was intense and demanding at times, but really interesting. I was used to doing catering and promo jobs, so this was all new for me. I learned a lot from it, so I’m really happy with the experience.”
“I like to take things in my own hands, and I’m not afraid of extra responsibilities. That’s probably one of the reasons I got to be Deltaworker of the Month, I guess. Checking contracts, solving all kinds of problems and taking initiative…. I don’t mind taking the lead.”
As one of the Deltaworkers of the Month, Victoire has some advice for those who just joined the Delta-family: “If you show effort and involvement, you’ll be noticed and appreciated. And by being present at the many events and parties Deltaworx sets up for its students, you get to know the entire team in no time. You always meet new and interesting people, that’s definitely one of the things I love about Deltaworx. We even go out together, aside from our Deltaworx jobs.
“Love what you do”
When Jens Meert (22) settled in Antwerp for his Office Management studies, he went looking for ways to earn a little extra money. That search soon brought him to the Deltaworx office and eventually to the pop-up bar Operaplein 1.
“I first started working for Deltaworx in November of last year,” Jens tells us. “So, I’m pretty new, but I managed to do a lot of different jobs in that short time period. I’m part of the team that works for Operaplein 1, a pop-up bar that’s part of the Opera in the centre of Antwerp. The bar, the kitchen… I’ve done all kinds of things. I’m a bit of an all-rounder, it doesn’t really matter what task they give me. I do everything that needs to be done and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve the work flow.”
That’s’ also the advice Jens has for new Deltaworkers: to try as many different things as possible. “The great thing about doing different jobs, is that you get to meet a lot of other students and you learn a lot. Try things out and if it’s not your thing, try something else next time. The most important thing is that you love what you do. Keep an open mind, be open to new experiences”, he concludes.
Want to find out why these three love working for Deltaworx? Then join the family! Pay us a visit in one our offices in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent and we’ll set you up with some cool student jobs. Or simply take a look at deltaworx.be and get in touch!