‘BAM continues to challenge our talents’

The Schrijver family

Leen Schrijver recently took early retirement as a controller at AM, but the family name lives on in the BAM offices in Bunnik and Utrecht, thanks to his son Leendert and daughter Sarah. Leen: ‘I have been able to help them find their way into BAM, but I’ve always said it was up to them to prove themselves professionally. And so they have, apparently, because they are still here.’

‘Plenty of opportunities for growth’

Leen has worked for BAM since 1998, always as controller. His son Leendert followed in his father’s footsteps in 2005 and now works as a controller for BAM Bouw en Vastgoed. One year later Sarah was introduced to the ‘green and orange’ family. About half a year ago, after various positions at BAM Bouw en Vastgoed and BAM Business School, she joined Homestudios as a technical designer. Homestudios is BAM Bouw en Vastgoed’s advice centre for future home owners.

Sarah: ‘What I like best in working for BAM is the many opportunities for growth. I have worked in a variety of functions in different disciplines, which has allowed me to continue my development. Another thing that appeals to me is the culture of open collaboration. Everything is open to discussion.’

‘And then there is the dynamic of a company that is always changing and evolving,’ adds Leendert. ‘This means you never get stuck in a rut. There is always some new to challenge you if you are willing to move with the process of change. And so long as you respect certain boundaries, there is a lot of freedom to organise your work according to your own insights.’