Eveline Sleiman, IMI Graduate
“To succeed here, you need an open mind and an eagerness to embrace the unknown – you have to take on challenges that encourage you to step outside your comfort zone.
The most surprising thing I have found so far is the willingness from colleagues and senior management to support and entrust responsibilities onto graduates (myself included).
I’m currently working for IMI CCI, targeting the oil and gas industry in the EMEA (European, Middle East and Africa) region. Its a great opportunity for me to not only learn a lot about the industry, but also to see how the different companies work and function together across various countries.”
Mohamed Youssef, IMI Graduate
“After graduating from university I was full of energy, motivation and the ‘need to succeed’. However, although I knew I wanted to be an engineer, I didn’t know where I would fit. That’s where IMI came in. Not only is it a highly reputable multi-national business that is an expert in niche markets, but I also knew that the graduate scheme would give me the opportunity to work in different areas and get a feel of where I can add most value.
I was surprised how every graduate on the scheme is extremely like-minded but yet different. And by the stupendous amount of support and care that the graduate team provides for every single one of us – that’s beyond priceless. To do well here, you need to be adventurous, brave and always willing to learn from every new experience that is thrown your way. Each placement is fast-paced and intense, especially if you want to get the most of it."
Yogini Yogalingam, IMI Graduate
“My attitude towards IMI has been consistent throughout the programme. I know that this is the company that I want to be part of. I’ve received incredible support, both from the individual IMI businesses and from IMI centrally. Whenever I have any questions, my managers and colleagues take the time to sit down with me and explain. This has not only developed my knowledge, but it has also enabled me to carry out my placement objectives effectively.
The most surprising thing for me was finding out how easily I was able to settle into a new environment. I truly thought that it was going to be difficult, but the support from IMI, the local business and the other graduates that were already there has been incredible.”