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Working at Umicore Bruges

Work in an open atmosphere with room for initiative! 

Today, Umicore Specialty Materials Bruges employs more than 100 people in various integrated departments: Research & Development, production, logistics, sales, administration... 

We are always looking for motivated colleagues who are open to working in our dynamic site with a global impact. From process operator to laboratory technician or chemical engineer, everyone has the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in an open working environment with room for initiative. Working at Umicore Bruges means challenge and a step out of routine, but with sufficient supervision, training and, of course, safety! 


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Umicore Bruges offers you
an attractive package of salary and benefits:

A competitive salary with an end-of-year bonus and holiday pay.

Variable bonuses linked to quality, safety, business results, etc.
Non-statutory benefits such as a social subscription, bicycle allowance, meal vouchers, pension contribution, hospitalization insurance, supplementary legal and personal accident insurance, bicycle leasing option, discount card, etc.
Training and development opportunities, good for your employability and your career. Lifelong learning strengthens your position in our rapidly changing society.
Work-life balance with 20 days of annual leave, 12 days of reduced working hours (ADV) for full-time employees, 2 additional statutory holidays, flexible working hours, psychosocial support, flu vaccination, smoking cessation coaching, right to disconnect, etc.

At Umicore Bruges you work in a dynamic atmosphere with the impact of a multinational company

Because the number of employees at Umicore Bruges is limited, almost everyone knows everyone else. You can find all sorts of departments on the same site, such as R&D, production, logistics, sales, administration... We have a DNA that tries to make the most of the culture of a global SME as well as a multinational. 

A fun working environment naturally includes events!
Have a look at our past initiatives! 

June '23

Afterwork Party

Working together as colleagues is one thing, but taking time out to get to know each other in a different way is another. Our first Afterwork Party at the site was a fact and certainly worth repeating! Colleagues from all departments were able to enjoy a nice snack and drink together and, of course, a bit of music. 

March '23

Miles for Smiles

Every year, Umicore Brugge tries to be present at a number of sporting events and especially at the "Miles for Smiles". Relays of 1.6 km (= 1 mile) are run. The atmosphere was great, the DJ provided great running music and the enthusiasm of the runners was high. The after party was also a great success.

Sept '22

Staff Party

Every year Umicore Bruges organizes a party for all employees and partners. The 2022 edition took place at the new Bruges Exhibition, Conference and Congress Centre (BMCC). After two years without a staff party, no expense was spared to make the 2022 edition an unforgettable evening. A delicious dinner, live music, a table magician, a dance party... all the ingredients for a memorable evening were present. 

April '22

Appraisal Day

Corona hit hard everywhere. Keep your distance, wear masks, no meetings, no parties... These were the code words. We were all looking forward to the first moment when it was allowed again to celebrate, to meet, to enjoy, to dance and to have fun together. At Umicore Bruges, we also looked forward to such moments. In April 2022, the time had come. Our 'Appraisal Day' was a fact. A large marquee was set up, decorated and furnished. Team building and the inauguration of a new reactor were part of the planning that day. A tasty barbecue, good music, pleasant conversations... and it was a great success!

Oct '19

Voka Open Company Day

In 2019, Umicore Bruges participated for the first time in the Open Company Day organized by Voka on 6 October. It gave visitors the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes and discover the unprecedented world of Umicore Bruges. Registration was compulsory and the number of visitors was limited to 1,000. The visit, which followed a fixed route through all our departments, lasted about 2 hours and was followed by a chat over a snack and a drink. It was a very popular initiative and an unforgettable day!

We offer our employees long-term job security 

At Umicore Bruges, we invest in the knowledge and skills of our employees. The success of our company revolves around the commitment and motivation of our employees. They are the driving force behind today's operations and tomorrow's developments. As a result of our focus on people and the open atmosphere within the company, we see many colleagues building a good, long career with us. At Umicore Brugge you can be sure of good support and the chance of long-term job security. 

Our diverse portfolio of chemical products also provides stability. They are used in a wide range of industries and therefore provide economic security.  

A good work-life balance is important to us!

A good work-life balance is very important. Also at Umicore. We offer you various opportunities to develop a healthy work-life balance, e.g. through:

Flexible working hours
Part-time work is an option
Career breaks and parental leave are possibilities

We listen to each other and learn from one another

Umicore pays a lot of attention to what this balance means to you, and takes initiatives that can help you physically, emotionally and socially. If you have any questions, there is always someone to talk to. We listen to, and learn from each other. You will receive guidance on topics such as:

Physical health: Exercise - Nutrition - Rest and relaxation - Ergonomics and Work Environment

Emotional stability: Positive Thinking - Fun and Humor - Self-Development - Meaning in your Work - Dealing with Stress Factors

Social contacts: Relationships to your colleagues, your manager, your team members, and attention to your work-life balance