Karolina B.

Senior Lab Chemist
Nysa, Poland
Rechargeable Battery Materials
Working for umicore since 2020
"Every day I broaden my horizon and acquire new skills."

Can you describe your role at Umicore?

I joined Umicore in June 2020 as a Senior Lab Chemist. Since the plant was still being built, I was lucky to be able to participate in the construction, the testing of the equipment and the commissioning of the laboratory.

What do you enjoy about your job?

My job offers me the opportunity to constantly develop myself and gain new knowledge. Every day I broaden my horizon and acquire new skills.

What do you enjoy about working for Umicore?

There is an amazing atmosphere at Umicore in Nysa. Colleagues are kind, ambitious and always ready to help. It is nice working around people who are passionate and strongly engaged in what they do. I also appreciate how much Umicore values safety at work. 

Why did you want to join Umicore?

I am a chemist by education and my dream was to work in a growing laboratory like the one of Umicore in Nysa. Here, I get to constantly develop and deepen my knowledge. 

What do you look forward to when you begin work each day?

I look forward to contributing to the whole project of building the plant in Nysa by being productive and finishing my planned tasks each day.

What is a career highlight at Umicore?

A real highlight are all the trainings Umicore offers. The opportunity to learn about new analytical methods is important to me. 

Advice for new employees?

There is no need for stress. The people at Umicore are kind and happy to help new employees in finding their way around the company’s structure. Also, take advantage of all the trainings that are offered and do not be afraid to express your opinion!