Anita Daniel

Assistent
Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany
Precious Metals Chemistry
"It isn`t just a nine to five job. Umicore tries to create a sense of unity, to evolve a feeling of 'being us'."

Can you describe your role/position at Umicore?

I´m working as an assistant at the business unit Precious Metals Chemistry. I am the contact person for all superiors and colleagues, to support everyone to achieve their daily challenges.

What do you like about your job?

Indeed, all these new challenges, every day, again and again.

What do you like about working at Umicore?

I like that it isn`t just a nine to five job. Umicore tries to create a sense of unity, to evolve a feeling of "being us". For example, we have a Christmas market, a family event, participate in the Hanau city run or can do sports activities every day. All these things make it nicer to work at Umicore.

Why did you want to work at Umicore?

I was working for a temporary employment agency as a support for the holiday season. After the holiday season, Umicore gave me the chance to get a permanent contract at the business unit Precious Metals Chemistry and I took the opportunity. It was about the good working atmosphere in the office that I didn’t want to miss any more. Gladly, it went on with my colleagues.

What do you look forward to when you set off to work in the morning?

I just like going to work.

What has been the highlight of your time at Umicore so far?

Each year, my personal highlight is the Christmas market, which is organized for charity reasons.

Any advice for newcomers?

Openness! Be outspoken and face your challenges. Naturalness! Be yourself. Be open minded and question things. And be active when you can fall back on experience.