Despite only being part of the Vertech Group for a few weeks, Yuval Barker is already meshing well with the onshore inspection team.
I interviewed him via email to find out what makes him tick.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you are going to be doing at Vertech Group.
I’m 36 years old, born in New Zealand and raised in Israel. I grew up on a Kibbutz in Israel, which is a socialist community settlement that is mainly based on farming as a source of income. It is a unique way of life, and it’s not for everyone. I will be working in the Vertech onshore department as a Graduate Engineer.
Is this your first job/internship utilising your degree? If not, what experience did you have before coming to Vertech?
Yes, this is my first job utilising my degree, so I’m excited to put my skills to good use and see where it will take me.
What is one skill you learnt during your studies that has been vital as a professional?
Communication skills, both interpersonal and written. There seems to be a lot of back & forth emailing and desk-side deliberations, so being comfortable from the beginning with approaching and being approached by makes settling in easier.
Do you have any hobbies or activities you like to do on your weekend?
I like to go to the gym and keep fit, mainly strength-based weightlifting exercises. I also enjoy cooking. Since I was working as a chef for more than ten years until this major career change, I am pretty good at cooking.
What is your dream vacation?
I don’t really have a dream vacation, but I would like to visit and experience as many different places as possible. See different cultures and sceneries, while also kicking back and relaxing on the beach when possible.
What is your all-time favourite film and why?
I am a big Marvel fan, so most of the Marvel movies are pretty much up there in terms of favourites. But I can’t really pick over the others as an all-time favourite.
What is your favourite food/dream meal?
At the moment my favourite food to eat out is Ramen. As it is pretty popular among the Perth residents, we are spoilt for choice in term of Ramen shops.
It’s great to have you onboard Yuval!
By Owen Johnstone