“If you work in a large organisation such as Audi Brussels, it’s crucial to get to know a lot of people. That is why every step in my career path has brought me added value.”
Joeri Thienpont has always been fascinated by IT. After completing his secondary studies in industrial IT, he did a year of applied computer science and then another year in digital arts entertainment, during which he first came into contact with 3D. Because he did not complete either university college programme, Joeri ended up on the job market with an A2 qualification in IT, and found it difficult to get a job in the sector.
He received some good advice from his father who had worked at Volkswagen/Audi for more than 30 years. “He told me: start working as a production line operator and see what career opportunities come up. That is how in 2012 I found temporary work on the production line at the site where parts such as doors and boot hatches are fitted onto cars. My knowledge of and interest in cars were still very minimal at that time, and I didn’t even have a driver's licence.”