Learned about apprentices

This winter, Aibel was named as Apprenticeship Company of the Year. Today, the Prime Minister visited the company to find out why.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg was well received when she arrived to Aibel Haugesund today. The visit started with a short presentation of Aibel's work with apprentices.

"Apprentices are very important for Aibel. They're the workforce of the future, and through our apprentices we make sure today's competence is passed on, said Executive Vice President Yard Haugesund, Bjørn Tollefsen.

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Bjørn Tollefsen, EVP Yard Haugesund (left), Halvor Hansen, apprentice, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Jan Skogseth, President and CEO of Aibel and Janne Johnsen, Chairman of the County Council, gathered at the yard today. 

The Prime Minster where also invited to have a look at some of the company's training facilities. Aibel has its own welding school at the yard. Here, new apprentices each year learn up-to-date welding techniques. At the welding school, the Prime Minister met up with Halvor Hansen, who passed his qualifying examination as a sheet-metal worker just a few days ago. Hansen has been an apprentice with Aibel for two years. In this article he tells about what it's like being an apprentice at Aibel.

"We really appreciated the opportunity to show the Prime Minister around the yard today, and not to mention introduce her to some of our skilled apprentices. The appointment of Aibel as Apprenticeship Company of the Year and today's visit is a great inspiration for our work with youth and professional development," says President and CEO of Aibel, Jan Skogseth. 

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Published 2015-08-04, 16:15 CET Updated 2015-08-04, 16:24 CET

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