AN INTERNSHIP SUCCESS STORY
Honesty, personal growth and a sense of togetherness. These are the guiding principles and fundamental beliefs which the Vascobelo family is built upon. Today counting 183 employees, we are incredibly proud to have created an attractive and dynamic international working environment with continuous opportunities for individuals to learn and grow, which reflects how people are our most important asset. Accordingly, being a Vascobelo employee means you are part of something bigger. Discover what it’s like to work at Vascobelo.
WORKING AT VASCOBELO
At Vascobelo, we value our commitment to personal growth and bringing people together. We see ourselves as a family, where everyone can grow individually while being supported by all colleagues. Therefore, providing continuous learning to our employees is one of the most important aspects that demonstrates what type of culture we cherish and how human we have become. We want to embody the best capacities and qualities of each colleague. Thereby, Wabi Sabi, finding the perfect in imperfections means a lot to us. Because we strongly encourage our employees to be in control of their career path, we introduced Vascobelo Academy, where one can develop themselves as they grow into the person they want to be. We promise to help everyone create a personal development plan that fits their ambitions within the company's goals. We support individuals through one-to-one coaching and courses available at the Vascobelo Academy, our online learning platform. The classes focus on skill-building, ranging from communication and leadership to practising hospitality knowledge.
Ultimately, being a Vascobelo employee means becoming part of a family where everyone is constantly being valued and listened to. Employees will get the support they need to flourish in their personal and professional aspirations, no matter their level.
AN INTERNSHIP SUCCESS STORY
Amongst all the great things we could say about working for Vascobelo, who better than our colleagues could demonstrate the Vascobelo working environment? Here is a short interview conducted with Kaj van Gijn, who started working for Vascobelo 5 years ago and became the Senior Manager of Vascobelo Stadionplein. Discover his story below.
When and why did you join Vascobelo?
"I started working at Vascobelo Stadionplein 5 years ago [February 2017], as an intern. What attracted me to join Vascobelo was, above all, the opening hours that allowed me to have a job while being a student. Then, it was the ability to work with coffee for a brand with a nice concept and a great story to tell."
In your opinion, what makes Vascobelo an amazing place to work at?
"From the first day I joined Vascobelo, what struck me was the ‘Family feeling’. It is a bit difficult to describe, but it made me feel very welcome and encouraged me to be myself at all times. Another great aspect is the time that Vascobelo invested in me to help me develop my skills and think of my future within the company. Talking about long-term career goals made working a lot more fun, as I realised there were so many ways I could grow. I have many examples of other colleagues who evolved from All-rounders to Managers and, in some cases, to even higher positions."
What skills have you developed in your career at Vascobelo?
"Besides learning how to pour a figure into a cup after a couple of weeks, I discovered a lot about Coffee - much more than I thought. But the most important thing I learnt is ‘How to manage'. Only six months after I joined Vascobelo, I got the opportunity to become an Assistant Manager. Back then, Daan was giving all the training, and I gained a lot from him. Today, I understand that the biggest lesson I have learned is to perceive problems as challenges, which helps to accept them, reflect and find a better solution."
What excites you the most about your job?
"What really makes me happy is when I see other people happy. And the fun part of my job is that I can do that in many different ways. I especially like grumpy customers who come in and believe everything is against them. No matter what happened to them, the cool challenge is to try making their day a little better with a short conversation, a perfect cappuccino, or one of our sandwiches. All these things are so much funnier to do when you know you can make people happier. Another aspect I love about my job is knowing that I can always help my colleagues and teach them new skills, even if I am not on the floor as much as when I was an All-Rounder."
SPREAD THE VASCOBELO LIFESTYLE
At Vascobelo, we are always looking for new enthusiastic and ambitious colleagues to join us on this journey. Will you help us achieve this? And even if you are not interested, you may know someone who is! You will get a €250 voucher to spend on our webshop for referring a new staff member! Please speak to our barista
If you dream of becoming part of Vascobelo, please look at our open vacancies or feel free to apply for any position you desire via our open application form. We look forward to welcoming you to the family.