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Arez Mohideen

“I first heard about ESSIQ during my studies when I came into contact the Chalmers Formula Student team, which ESSIQ is a partner of. Our collaboration grew when I had the privilege of representing ESSIQ as a student ambassador when I was writing my master’s thesis at Volvo Car Group. I learned about ESSIQ’s values and quickly felt that this was a company I wanted to continue being a part of. Luckily, I was offered the chance to continue as a consultant at ESSIQ after my exams, and I said yes, absolutely!

I currently work at CEVT as a systems engineer, where my role includes project management of the components I’m responsible for, and preparing product verification and supplier meetings, amongst many other duties. My work also included the chance to take a business trip to China, which was obviously a fabulous experience.

I would describe myself as an engineer and an entrepreneur. My job title is engineer, but my personality makes me an entrepreneur. In my free time I adore baking, an interest which led me a few years ago to start a cheesecake company with a friend: Cream N Crunch. Our business concept was to bake and sell American cheesecakes – they’re the best in the world – including selling to the café at Chalmers where we were studying at the time.

Besides baking, my interests include keeping fit, share trading and picking up my partner after work (obviously). I think that my wide variety of interests and my diversity is a huge advantage in my job. As I gain energy from baking or going to the gym, life just becomes more fun, and work becomes more efficient. ESSIQ has always encouraged my leisure time pursuits and accepts my many ideas with a smile. They are an employer that cares about me, both in and out of work.

Something I value highly with my job is the freedom I have; I choose the hours I work, as long as it’s 40 hours a week and I deliver what’s expected of me (and ideally that little bit extra). Outside the contract, ESSIQ is a hub for me and my colleagues. Our intranet gives us key information and support in everything to do with our contract, but there may also be a spontaneous after work drink or gym session together. The flexibility in having a team of contract colleagues, where we are all working towards the same goal, and also having a huge ESSIQ family to consult and hang out with – that’s the perfect mix for me.”