Did you know a traineeship is not only for graduates?

Did you know a traineeship is not only for graduates?

Elise Coulonvaux

Elise Coulonvaux


When you hear that ORMIT is specialised in traineeships, you might think that they only hire graduates. Well, that’s definitely not the case. I worked for 4 years at different companies before joining ORMIT. Whilst some people may not see a traineeship as a next step in their career, I can assure you it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. At ORMIT everyone is encouraged to be himself. Therefore each development track is tailor made and as challenging as possible.

As a graduate in Human Resources Management, I didn’t really know which role in a company would fit me. I tried various positions but didn’t really find my dream job. After doing some research I discovered job functions around Change Management. Deeply interested, I wanted to learn more about the concept of change and how it’s implemented throughout a company. Unfortunately, my background in HR was not enough to immediately start this new challenge. However, as I was ready to take up a new challenge in this domain,I decided to join ORMIT. After all at that time, I had reached a point in my career where learning on the job was not enough for me. I knew I needed something more in order to reach my ultimate goal of taking up a role in Change Management.

The impact on my career

When I had my interview at ORMIT, I instantly felt that they really listened to my story. We talked on how I could grow more not only as a young professional, but also as a person. And it turned out to be true, as after 6 months in the traineeship I have already learned so much. Things no other company could have taught me. Having recurrent coaching sessions about work, life and my feelings for example. But also receiving new insights on subjects I would never have been curious about before. Think about food and mind, A life of a CEO and its difficulties, psychological bias,…. It did not only positively impact my career but also my personal life.


Becoming the best version of myself

I discovered a world where everyone’s differences are valued and supported. Together with my pool (AKA ORMIT’ers that started the same traineeship), my coach, trainers, and ORMIT staff, I experienced first-hand that open feedback, support and honesty are fundamentally important. They helped in showing me how to become the best version of myself. Also, your poolies are more than just co-workers. They become your work family where sharing happiness and failures are a daily matter. Could you imagine showing signs of vulnerability with your current colleagues? Well, I’m not scared anymore to do so


ORMIT'er one day, ORMIT'er forever

In my previous jobs I had to earn the trust of my managers and display my talents before I could have any sort of responsibility. At BNP Paribas Fortis, ORMIT has a very good reputation. As of the first day, BNP Paribas Fortis trusted my capacities and knowledge. They encouraged me to work independently on important projects. During my current mission at BNP Paribas Fortis, I met former ORMIT’ers. Even if you do not know the person yet, you already have a special link with these alumni. It’s a bit like a distant cousin, ORMIT’er one day, ORMIT’er forever! And when my traineeship finishes, I also believe that I will be an ORMIT’er for life.



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