SISTA VECKAN I PoV


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Hej på er!

Så var det dags att lämna teamet PoV efter fem veckor. Det känns lite vemodigt att lämna en miljö som precis börjat kännas invand. Jag kan gå ifrån min praktik i PoV och känna mig mycket mer bekväm i Angular och Javascript än när jag kom för fem veckor sedan men även att anropa en REST-tjänst och göra en Query mot databasen. Jag har faktiskt fått ett kvitto på att det mesta som jag lärde mig i första praktiken sitter i och det blir mycket intressant att få veta vad som väntar mig i tredje och sista praktiken i ett av systemet Jordens utvecklingsteam.

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Praktik SEALS


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Jag har dom senaste fyra veckorna varit placerad i teamet SEALS. Det har varit en kul och lärorik period. Uppgifterna har bestått mest av kodande i Java samt en del frontendutveckling i JSF.

Jag har även fått prova på att göra driftdataändringar med hjälp av flyway-script och eventhandlers vilket var spännande.

I Torsdags var jag på STARK-mässan i Borås för att representera Jordbruksverkets IT-avdelning och prata om trainee-programmet.

Nu är det dags för sista veckan på andra praktiktillfället och sen är det dags att flytta till ett nytt team. Spännande!

Hej så länge!

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Tredje praktikveckan i Atlas


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Nu har den tredje veckan i den andra praktikperioden passerat. Jag och min trainee-kollega Sebastian sitter i Atlas den här perioden. Atlas är ett system som används för att hantera fältkontroller avseende EU-stöd och nationella stöd inom jordbrukssektorn.

Under tiden här har vi fått vara med på daily scrum-möten, sprintplanering, retro och demos, vilket har varit intressant och lärorikt.

Vi har mest suttit med att implementera funktioner för att kunna avsluta eller annullera flera kontroller samtidigt, vilket har varit utmanande eftersom AngularJS är ganska nytt för oss båda två, men som tur är har vi fått god hjälp av de andra i teamet, även när det gäller att sätta upp systemet och att implementera funktioner i backend.

Vi fortsätter med samma uppgift denna vecka, och kommer även att få pröva på mobb-programmering tillsammans med Team 3 i Jorden.

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Exploration and experience through job rotation


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Hello all,

Welcome to my blog post! I am currently situated at the SKF headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden and I just had a very inspiring day in the factory in Gothenburg. However, I would like to start with introducing myself and giving you some insights from my first time at SKF as a global graduate.

Me at the SKF headquarter

My name is Josefin Locking and I have a Masters degree in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations from the University of Gothenburg. As Aline, who wrote the previous blog post, I am also part of wave 3 of the global graduate program and I started in the end of August last year. This means that I am currently in my first rotation. It is an exhilarating time at SKF as the organization is undergoing a lot of interesting changes to make sure SKF is in the forefront also in the future. Right now, I am working with several strategic global and local HR projects supporting this. Gamification, digitalization and new ways of working, just to mention a few areas of super exciting initiatives going on. To take part in that feels great! Adding the global dimension makes it an intriguing challenge, as SKF colleagues from almost the whole world becomes part of your scope. I would say it is a truly developing and great learning experience. With me, I have great senior and global professionals with immense experience and great energy!

The first impression of SKF

All the girls together during the graduation dinner for wave 1

My first impression of SKF as a global graduate actually started before my first workday. My manager invited me for a lunch, briefing me about my personalized program, and gave me an office tour to see my future desk and meet a few colleagues. It was great and I remember myself being very excited before my starting date. Since the first day I have received a very warm welcome and the graduate program and SKF are doing their utmost to make it as great for us as they possibly can. As Aline wrote in the previous blog post, we had a great introduction month, all global graduates from wave 3 together, and everyone is now in their first rotation in their home country. We are still keeping in touch though! Working at a global company, I am often in contact with people situated in different countries. This is something I really enjoy, and it is one of the reasons I applied for the SKF graduate program in the first place.

Job rotation, job rotation, and more job rotation

The global graduate program is an intriguing 18 months journey, which I am now in the midst of. While the program is tailored for everyone, the common part for everyone is job rotation. It is really in the heart of the global graduate program. As you probably already know, the graduate program consists of three different rotations, five months each. Usually, it is one in the home country and two in other countries. For me, my second rotation will be in Turin, Italy. In just two months I will go there, and I am looking forward to it a lot! The third rotation is not yet decided, but I am also very excited about that. I am sure it will be great. My manager is giving me such a great support in setting up the rotations for me, and she is really making an effort to make it as great as possible.

All the graduates in wave 3 – along the beautiful coast in Gothenburg

However, for me, the job rotations are not ending there. On top of the three rotations in the different countries, I am also doing a lot of rotations and shadowing within each rotation to meet many of my colleagues and to get an overview of their areas. Currently, I am joining the local HR team in the Gothenburg factory for three weeks. I get the opportunity to develop my knowledge about their areas and the factory, while also getting to know the people. It is set up with a combination of shadowing of my colleagues and I am also managing my own work in a few smaller projects. It is very interesting to work by myself in the area which I am rotating to, and it gives me the opportunity to get to know the people in action. To give you some insights in what projects I am working with, I can say that the topics range from digitalization and competence development to talent management and global change initiatives. Complementing the smaller projects, I also have projects running through my whole rotation, and one which I will have through the whole graduate program. This creates a good balance, not making it too scattered, and still giving me the opportunity to really experience the local areas where I am situated.

Today I have talked with some of the managers here and I have also joined a cross-the-site HR meeting. A lot of things are happening. On a personal side, I am starting to get used to being constantly new in different environments. And while it is sometimes a bit tough when I feel that I don’t understand everything, it is also very nice to learn this much. The experiences I make now, I will have with me for the rest of my life. Moving around a lot in the organization also means that you get to meet a lot of colleagues, and while I have to be open and bring my energy to all new places I rotate to, I think SKF is a very easy organization to get to know new people in. The culture is very open, and I am often invited to different meetings, lunches and happenings. It is super nice, and I feel thankful every time I am in a new part of the organization and I get such a warm welcome.

Making a difference

Bringing the iPad robot to GADDEN

For me it is also important to be able to make a difference. Being new in the organization it is of course much about learning and developing yourself, but to be able to contribute is also very important I think. Working for a company that encourage people to take initiatives, empowering them to try their ideas is key. During our introduction month I think almost every senior executive encouraged us to do so. Exemplifying all their words, I later had a great experience when I proposed to bring one of our iPad robots to the student career fair Gadden at the Gothenburg School of Business, Economies and Law. I saw this as a great opportunity where the graduates out in the world could move around using the iPad robot and share their experience about our Global Graduate Program remotely, to the students, right from the reality. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how the idea was going to be received, but I was so happy when I got a lot of positive feedback and great encouragement from many of my colleagues. Together, we prepared everything, and the other graduates also made an effort to support. Such an energizing experience.

With this, I hope you have got some insights into the world as a global graduate in SKF. I hope you enjoyed the reading and I wish you a nice time ahead!

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MY GOD THAT’S GOOH!


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Could be the slogan but it is not, though Gooh! is extremely tasty. My name is Anton and I’m now trusted with producing some content for the blog. Currently I’m on my second assignment at, as you might guess, Gooh! which is the brand under which Lantmännen sells their Ready-to-Eat dishes.

Trial run for one of the new Gooh! dishes at Lantmännen’s plant out in Järna.

Back in September I started out my time as a trainee at Lantmännen Agriculture and their office down in Malmö, before heading north up to Stockholm. Down in Malmö I looked into the interest and feasibility for a grain with smaller carbon footprint, a highly interesting task which really could make a difference for the climate and make us more sustainable. Now I’m on my second assignment working with the product development for Gooh! which is great fun!

Apart from our daily work we trainees also engage in training sessions where we deep dive into topics such as leadership and supply chain, as can be seen down below.

You never get too old for Lego!

And if you yet haven’t, try out one of the dishes from Gooh!

//Anton

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Crash Course Jetmotorlära


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Hej Traineebloggen!

Mitt namn är Filip Jensen och jag är en av de fem traineerna som började i september 2018 på GKN Aerospace i Trollhättan. Jag pluggade Rymdteknik i Luleå och fick under utbildningen bekräftat att det framförallt är raketmotorer jag ville jobba med i framtiden. Tillslut landade jag i min hemstad Trollhättan där vi är en stor del av Ariane-programmet, Europas ”Heavy launcher”. Mer om detta tänkte jag berätta i ett framtida inlägg, för nu tänkte jag berätta om något annat vi arbetar med på GKN i Trollhättan, flygmotorer. Vi har utvecklat RM12 motorn, en utveckling av GE F404 som bland annat sitter på F/A -18 Hornet, ett amerikanskt stridsflyg. Vår RM12a sitter på JAS 39 Gripen och är en motor vi är väldigt stolta över här på företaget.

RM12 är av typen axial-kompressor och jag tänkte kort här försöka förklara hur en sådan motor fungerar. Bilden nedan visar hur en liknande motor tar in luft och komprimerar den axiellt, oftast görs detta genom flera kompressorsteg, t.ex. ett lågtryckssteg och ett högtryckssteg där varje steg består av flera rotorer. Efter att luften komprimerats så inträder den förbränningskammaren där man förbränner flygfotogen och syre. Den varma gasen vandrar bakåt i motorn (höger i bilden) och sätter snurr på turbinerna vilket i sin tur sätter snurr på kompressorn och fläkten, detta är färgkodat med grön och lila färg i bilden. Vidare leds den varma gasen bakåt genom ett munstycke för att accelerera gaserna ytterligare så de får en högre hastighet och flyget en högre dragkraft. Fläktens diameter bestämmer oftast hur pass bred motorn blir och den luft som inte leds vidare in i motorn skjuts istället ut i ett så kallat ”bypass-flöde”, rosa färg i bilden. Generellt lyder det att ju större bypass-flöde en motor har ju mer bränsleeffektiv är den. Det var ett snabbt intro till hur en jetmotor kan fungerar!

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Stockholm: checked!


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Last time I wrote a blogpost, I just started a few weeks at Lantmännen and now I am already on my second rotation! Where did the time go really? 🙂

After Norrköping, I am currently stationed at the head office in Stockholm. I have been to Stockholm only several times but have never really lived here so I am excited! I am working with Group Function R&D on the topic Sustainable Nutrition. The idea is to influence consumer to eat in a healthier and more sustainable manner (by considering possible emissions production and food waste) and how Lantmännen should position itself within this trend.

The project is personally interesting for me because I know that my work would more or less be able to contribute to the society and sustainable development in the long run (hopefully). This motivation gives me energy to wake up every morning in Stockholm dark sky. Little goes along the way 🙂

Last working day before Christmas

Being in Stockholm also gives me new experience about living in one of the biggest Scandinavian cities. Stockholm is huge! It is funny to remember how I struggled to commute with T-bana because there are lots of exits and entrances at each T-bana station, even though I only live couple of minutes away from the office. I am now also used to have my trainee friends and other colleagues to have fika with, which is a very nice opportunity to have especially now during winter gloomy days.

Now I also regularly have Swedish lessons and I can feel some improvements. I can understand conversations better and feel more confident to speak even though not entirely perfect, but I am glad I can try it out. I also have supporting group of friends and colleagues at the office who continuously encourage me to speak, listen and write in Swedish. If I am too tired from the day, I cheat and say “English please” :p Swedish, I am going to get you!

Time to head off for weekend!

Until next time,

Vanessa

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TEAM ATLAS


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Hej bloggen!

Jag sitter numera i ett team som heter Atlas, det är min andra vecka här och det är kul och intressant att få se ännu ett team på IT-avdelningen. I det här teamet jobbar de lite annorlunda gentemot det förra teamet jag var i där det arbetade enligt Kanban, här är det Scrum som gäller. Så jag har även varit med på en så kallad sprintplanering där det planeras vad som skall göras under aktuell sprint, det är intressant att få uppleva lite skillnader i praktiken mellan Scrum och Kanban.

Hittills har jag arbetat med lite features i front-end delen, som är byggd i AngularJS, min traineekollega Ingela sitter även med i detta team just nu då vi båda fick praktik i samma team samtidigt! Så det har blivit en hel del Par-programmering denna vecka då vi har arbetat med samma uppgift, vilket har varit omväxlande och roligt. Det har varit en väldigt lärorik vecka!

Nu tar vi snart helg!

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My start with Husqvarna Group and the Trainee Program


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Hello Blog-readers,

My name is Kevin Caleca Jr. and I am the Global Trainee in Electric & Electrical Systems in North America for the Husqvarna division. I am twenty four years old and I am from Georgia, United States of America. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in power systems and electrical hardware. Before starting my career at Husqvarna Group I had been an engineering intern at Briggs and Stratton, one of our engine partners. The manufacturing plant I worked at built engines for some of our riding lawn mowers; this enabled me to work with Husqvarna Group’s plant in Orangeburg. The experience and knowledge I gained from working at Briggs and Stratton motivated me to apply for the Global Trainee position at Husqvarna Group.

When I began my career here in July, my first rotation was with the R&D Test Group. During this rotation I worked on testing battery products, batteries, riding lawn mowers, developing DFMEA’s (Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis), creating test plans, and various other projects. In the process of working on these projects, I have learned of the great lengths we go through to ensure the best quality in our products for our customers. All of the rigorous testing and comprehensive methods used in product development is vital to uphold the integrity of our products as well as the company. These experiences are not only helping me grow as an engineer, but also preparing me for my future and end goal position.

My next rotation will be working with Product Management. This rotation will give me the opportunity to step out of my engineering job and experience the business practices that are applied to our products. I look forward to broadening my horizons and getting exposure to the various components of the company.

After that rotation I will be heading to Sweden. I am excited for my future endeavors and to learn to better myself and the company. Best of all for this New Year.

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En flygande start


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Hej alla glada,

Tiden flyger förbi och vi har redan varit på plats i drygt fyra månader men oj så mycket vi hunnit med redan! Vårt traineeprogram på GKN Aerospace är baserat på att rotera över olika avdelningar på företaget så att man får chansen att testa på olika sorters arbete. Jag spenderade hösten som Produkttekniker på vår rymddivision, ett superspännande uppdrag där vi utvecklar och tillverkar munstycken (enormt komplexa avgasrör) till ESAs nya rymdraket Ariane 6.  Förra veckan påbörjade jag min andra rotation inom ett Industrie 4.0 projekt där vi pilotar en connectivity plattform för att koppla upp maskinerna i våra fabriker världen över. Just digitalisering av industrin är mitt specialintresse och är så glad att få chansen att jobba med utvecklingen av ett helt nytt system som kombinerar både maskin, IT och människor!

Utöver att jobba på olika avdelningar så har man många andra spännande uppdrag i rollen som trainee på GKN Aerospace. Något som jag tycker är en fantastik möjlighet är att vi i traineegänget får resa en vecka tillsammans mellan våra olika rotationer, och inte vilka resor som helst utan vi får välja ut spännande företag som vi vill besöka. I december så spenderade vi en vecka i Tyskland och Nederländerna där vi bland annat besökte ESAs forskningsanläggning, Airbus som utvecklar satelliter och vårt systerbolag Fokker som gör landningsställ. Eftersom vi själva får välja ut företagen passade vi på att nosa upp några up-and-rising start-ups för att hämta inspiration och inspirerade blev vi så det hette duga!

Glatt traineegäng efter besök på AI-startup i Amsterdam!
Spännande besök på ESAs forskningsanläggning där vi spanade in senaste tekniken för sateliter och andra rymdfarkoster.

Pssst! Passa på att söka till årets omgång av traineeprogrammet, det är ett måste för alla rymd- och flygintresserade.

Vi hörs snart igen,
Amanda Dalstam
http://aerotrainees.se/hem/

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