My induction period just sped by. The first few days were especially memorable because the whole company decamped to Rotterdam for a few days to mark its 130th anniversary. It was a really nice way to get to know my new colleagues.
In my previous job I developed products myself; now the design has already been finalised and my task is to make sure the drawings protect them as fully as possible. For me, the challenge lies in capturing the product as accurately and precisely as possible. Sometimes I handle as many as ten patent or design drawings a day, all of them completely different. I get real satisfaction from the positive feedback I receive about my work. For instance, when I can turn an indecipherable diagram into something clear and comprehensible, and then hear from one of our attorneys that I’ve interpreted it correctly. It's very rewarding to get that kind of appreciation when you’ve done your best.
What I find very special about NLO is that we’re all genuinely working as a team, even though I’m the only draughtsman here. The atmosphere is very friendly and everyone is treated equally. There's a real team spirit, and people work hard at maintaining it by organising fun activities such as drinks, parties, the NLO Academy and a vitality week. NLO is unique in that regard.