Introducing Tomorrow's Employee

Alireza Pourimani is a man of many talents: engineer, project-employed troubleshooter at Siemens and former super student. He is the epitome of the future employee, who can step in when companies have a demand, and who develops wide competencies for the benefit of his industry and his own career.

When a company has a task that needs to be done here and now, finding the right employee may be the barrier that slows everything down. This calls for other ways of recruiting, and Alireza Pourimani is an excellent example.

The 29-year-old mechanical engineer came to Denmark in 2012. He has a bachelor's degree from Iran and a Master’s degree from Aalborg University’s Department in Esbjerg.

In 2016, he signed up with Uni Consulting, and shortly after, he was employed at Siemens in Vejle as a project employee. And although there may be a long way from Iran to Esbjerg, it is the move from Esbjerg to Vejle that constitutes his biggest career leap so far.

“Working for Siemens is a dream come true. I went to Denmark to complete my education because of my great interest in the offshore world, an industry where Denmark is an international beacon. So when I was offered the position at Siemens, I didn’t hesitate one bit,” says Alireza Pourimani.

Moved for the job

The agreement came about through Uni Consulting, who had received an enquiry from Siemens for a skilled project engineer that matched Alireza’s profile perfectly. Although the employment period was only for four months, he gave notice to his landlord in Esbjerg and moved to Vejle. “I have always wanted to work with clean energy in a company like Siemens, and this is why I went all-in and moved to Vejle although the employment was only for a short period of time. Since then, my contract has been extended, so that’s simply perfect,” says Alireza Pourimani, whose education and integration in Danish society is nothing short of ‘perfect’. In 2014, he was selected for the talent programme Youth Goodwill Ambassador Programme (YGA) and gave a speech at YGA's conference in Lyngby.

“It was a huge experience, and it was absolutely fantastic to meet CEOs of large companies such as COWI, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, Coloplast, Maersk Line and Grundfos. And Prince Joachim was there too – it's pretty special to meet a member of the Danish Royal family,” says Alireza Pourimani.

The right profile at the right time

The young engineer's approach to the labour market is not unique according to Tommy Both Juul, Managing Director of Uni Consulting.

“Alireza is a really talented and hard-working lad, but the flexibility, the skills and the will to make a difference for businesses, that’s something he shares with all of our candidates. There’s no doubt that tomorrow’s labour market will be based on consultants - something futurologist Peter Hesseldahl has written a book about. In order to be able to deliver complex solutions on time, we need to find the right profile at the right time, and this is when the short-term contract specialists enter the game,” says Tommy Both Juul.

Read the original article here (in Danish)