Testimonials

We feel so happy that our pilot participants have gained so much through our innovative programme! Let’s hear what our participants have to say about his experience with the internship phase of the #ENGINITE innovative programme.

“The experience I have gained is very constructive and meets my expectations as a mechanical engineer. The company has helped me develop practical knowledge through the various projects and tasks assigned to me. Also basic skills that I have developed through work are “problem-solving” and “teamwork” where they have been achieved through the various challenges and cooperation of the staff. Finally I want to thank the Enginite program that has given me the opportunity to gain similar experience on the subject I have studied by collecting useful knowledge for my future career.”

Timotheos Krokos
Trainee

“My placement during the 2nd phase of the program was made in a medical waste management company, related to my specialty, Environmental Engineer. From the beginning, I chose to participate in this training program with the main goal of participating in the internship because I consider it very important the opportunity to work in an industry / company in which you will face the real problems and challenges of your profession. At the same time, it is an opportunity to network and get in touch with people who are related to your business. I believe that the 2nd phase of the program and the internship helped me to develop skills such as adaptability and critical thinking in order to solve real-time problems and requirements. In addition, I was given the opportunity to take on responsibilities and initiatives for the completion of the company’s Environmental Management System as well as to be thoroughly trained in medical waste management as well as in measures to prevent and address health and safety issues. The work environment was perfect and the experience will definitely be part of my resume”

Koulla Pazourou
Trainee

“Through my internship, I was given the opportunity to get involved in designing and setting up a pilot waste treatment plant. The skills I acquired during the 1st phase of the #ENGINITE program, which focus on problem solving in a limited time, and organization and critical thinking, helped me a lot to cope with the tasks I undertook during my internship. I think that the program has prepared me significantly so that I can cope with real problems of the industry (real-life projects).”

Panayiota Karanikola
Trainee


“I have to admit that I feel lucky to be a member of the company that practices my practice, as well as the opportunity I have been given to gain work experience through the European #ENGINITE program. As a trainee I understood that team spirit, common goals , organization, proper time management and mutual understanding are essential elements for a department to work harmoniously. Finally, I would like to emphasize that the second phase of the program successfully meets my expectations as in a short time I have received knowledge and experience in how a heavy industry works and how it solves the various environmental issues that arise every day.”

Maria Tzoka
Trainee

“My internship is the best continuation of the first phase of the #ENGINITE program, as it offers me experience and knowledge in various fields of engineering, but also provides me with the opportunity to develop skills such as the ability to work effectively and communicate in a team environment. Some of the areas in which I have been involved in the company are the precision control of various instruments such as scales and thermometers as well as inspections of various machines and instruments for their proper operation according to European and other standards. that I had from the program.”

Charis Achilleos
Trainee


“My most important achievement was to really learn myself and understand what am capable of. I learnt how to cooperate with different people in moments of stress, pressure, disappointment, success and so much more. I understood how the industry works and now I have the knowledge and the strength to deal with it. I feel so lucky that I had the chance to work in this specific company, meet this great people and learn in action how to process hazards wastes. The internship program gives us the chance to learn how it is to work in the industry, to learn the real problems of the work. I learnt how to be able to deal with unexpected problems and think immediately and give a solution. I had the chance to learn both practical and theoretical things and work with new mechanisms, new technology systems.”

Koulla Vrachnou
Trainee


“Participating in the ENGINITE internship provided me the opportunity to develop both at a professional as well as at individual level. As an intern, your thoughts and contributions are valued at a daily basis, as you work alongside respectful and experienced researchers and industrial experts. The mission of the ENGINITE project was inspiring and useful for anyone interested in acquiring hard and soft skills, an extended professional network and a great life experience.  ENGINITE has been an excellent internship for me and, as such I highly recommend the ENGINITE to all the young engineers.”

Constantinos Souroulas
Trainee

“ENGINITE is an ambitious project which introduces the PBL approach to young engineers with different scientific backgrounds. It has definitely improved their problem-solving skills and employability prospects and I hope that they will remember this experience for several years.”

Konstantinos Komnitsas
Trainer

“Overall, the experience I had from the program was far beyond my expectations. At first, I was very sceptical, and I had some serious concerns about the implementation of the program. However, with the collaboration of all the stakeholders and the participants, the program has been successfully and smoothly implemented. In my opinion, the program was successful and covered the needs of both the participants and the trainers.”

Nikos Xekoukoulotakis
Trainer

“ENGINITE, is the most experiential and compact training programme for young engineers to date, which prepares them for the industry real-time! It covers a blend of engineering & business industry topics and gives them the opportunity to build invaluable soft skills. Additionally, young engineers get to practice their learnings and solve real industry problems through placements in relevant and high-performing organisations. The programme lies its principles in PBL learning, which makes it even more innovative, market-relevant and appealing. The international market is hungry for adaptive and practical skills, and ENGINITE hits right on spot!”

Christina Achilleos
Trainer

“ENGINITE training program is a great opportunity for every young graduate in order to be trained to use the knowledge that they already have, to cultivate new skills that let them identify what they need to learn or develop in order to solve/propose solutions to any problem that might arise during their professional journey.”

Elpida Georgiou
Trainer

“ENGINITE is a training program, which can help to minimize the gap that exists between the university and the industry. During the project, the young engineers had the opportunity to experience real-world problems and through the PBL approach, after researching and combining their skills and knowledge, they were able to recommend solutions, which were good enough and applicable to authentic scenarios.  “

Maria Andronikou
Trainer