DEME once more celebrated as most attractive employer of Belgium

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DEME has once again been named most attractive private sector employer in Belgium at the Randstad Awards 2019. The award is based on the results of a survey among 14,000 respondents.

Over the years DEME consistently maintains its strong reputation as an attractive employer with an outstanding working environment as well as excellent career and development opportunities. In the annual Randstad survey DEME stands out as the number one in the categories job security, future perspectives to build a career, job content, an enjoyable workplace atmosphere, new technologies, salary and benefits. DEME also ranks as the top company people want to work for.

“This award is a fantastic recognition for our employees”, says Luc Vandenbulcke, CEO DEME Group. “The success of our company is first and foremost the achievement of our employees worldwide. At DEME we place great emphasis on attracting and retaining the best people in the industry, offering employees the opportunity to work on ground-breaking projects and to grow their careers in an innovative environment.”

A strong growth in offshore energy projects, as well as in the dredging, infra marine and environmental activities worldwide, meant that DEME faced the considerable challenge of recruiting more than 600 new employees over the past year, including 150 crew members. The strong reputation of the DEME brand was highlighted during this recruitment campaign as the company managed to fill all of the vacancies, even in today’s highly competitive labour market. Also in 2019 DEME is recruiting employees for projects worldwide as well as crew for the growing fleet of vessels.


About DEME

DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The company can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front-runner in innovation and new technologies.

DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, reduction of CO2 emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of natural resources. Although DEME’s activities originated with the core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades, including dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, infra marine solutions and environmental solutions.

While the company’s roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. DEME can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile and modern fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, the company can provide solutions for even the most complex projects. DEME achieved a turnover of 2.65 billion euros in 2018.

For additional information:

Vicky Cosemans

Head of Communications DEME Group

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