“My career interest has always been to work in industries that have a direct impact on the environment and are focused on sustainability."

Siddhartha, United Arab Emirates

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Siddhartha Suryadevara

About me

Siddhartha Suryadevara is an Indian IE IMBA graduate who moved onto being an experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Working on organization’s digital transformation initiatives.
WHO

Siddhartha Suryadevara , , United Arab Emirates

POSITION

Operations Excellence Manager, Averda

LEARN MORE ABOUT SIDDHARTHA

  • New Job

    “I started working for Averda on October 1st, 2017 in Dubai. However, I did an internship with them in Johannesburg for two months, between March-April 2017 (During the lab period of IMBA). Later, they offered me two opportunities, one in South Africa and the other one in Dubai, and I was asked to choose one between these two locations. I chose to work in Dubai.”

  • HOW DID THIS JOB FIT INTO YOUR CAREER STRATEGY?

    My career interest has always been to work in industries that have a direct impact on the environment and focused on sustainability. Clean energy is one of the industries that I have always looked at.

    “I have never imagined working for waste management or Averda, but when I first heard about Averda, I was impressed by the services they offer and the direct impact they have on the environment. Recycling, diverting waste away from landfills and maintaining clean cities has a very direct impact on the people’s lives and that’s what Averda does everyday! I am glad, I found a perfect match for my interests.”

     

  • HOW DID YOU FOUND THIS OPPORTUNITY?

    I saw the invitation for Averda’s company presentation on the IE Career Portal and attended the event. Then I applied to an offer posted on the Portal..”

  • HOW DID TALENT&CAREERS HELP YOU?

    “The interview as such did not require any prior knowledge or preparation. The process was pretty straight forward with direct interaction with the company and I did not need any specific help from the department. However, Talent & Careers had proactively called for sessions to give all participants tips about the interview procedure. The follow-up from the department during the process was also very good.

TIPS FROM SIDDHARTHA TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM

Differentiate yourself

Averda looks at a candidate from a holistic perspective. They only look for a match between the candidate and the company and would not assess any technical skills.

 

Define a clear added-value that you can bring to the program

Leadership skills are highly appreciated and the organization likes proactive and energetic candidates. While there is nothing specific to prepare, I would recommend anyone interested in applying for jobs at Averda to be very candid and to express themselves without hesitation.

analyze your background and your experiences

Self-awareness is extremely important, spend time analyzing your background and your experiences in order to understand how it shaped yourself and have a clear perception of your personality, strengths, weaknesses and motivations.

SIDDHARTHA'S RECRUITING PROCCESS

Following the applications, all applicants were asked to take up an aptitude test. Candidates who succeeded in that were asked to participate in a Skype interview with the HR representative to know about our interests and motivations.

The last stage was a half-day assessment center held in Madrid. The assessment center had three rounds, all of them are case-based and the process was quite engaging and interesting. None of the interview steps needed any kind of preparation.

Following the assessment center, we had the last round of interviews where we were asked for salary expectations and preferences about work location. I proposed to do an internship and Averda happily accepted it.

ABOUT AVERDA

For over 35 years, Averda has been a global provider of integrated waste management services. Averda’s extensive service portfolio helps address a broad range of environmental needs, including cleaning and collecting, recovering and recycling, and diverting and disposing of all forms of solid and liquid waste for all industries. Averda’s numerous successful partnerships with both private and public sector organisations help preserve pedestrian, residential, commercial and industrial areas, has seen Averda become the largest service provider of its kind. With more than 14,000 employees serving millions of people every day, Averda has an extensive network covering Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Morocco, Republic of Congo, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Source: Averda Website