Apprenticeship Company of the Year

Rogaland County Council has named Aibel as Apprenticeship Company of the Year.

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Chief of Vocational Training in Rogaland, Catrine Utne Pettersen (left), and County Council Mayor Janne Johnsen (third from left) handed over the price to Aibel. Vibeke Vikse Johnsen, Head of the Resource and Administration department in Haugesund and Department Mangager Geir Olav Jentoft, are proud to receive the price. All photos: Rogaland County Council.

“This is very fun. We are sincerely proud of our apprentices in Aibel, and it’s pleasant to see that our work with youth and professional development is being acknowledged,” says Bjørn Tollefsen.

He’s the EVP of Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, where up to 40 - 50 new apprentices start their career each year. The apprenticeships are divided between numerous professions, from steel workers and welders to electricians and office workers. The length of the apprenticeships varies from 18 to 30 months depending on profession.

“A good supporter”

The award was handed out by County Mayor Janne Johnsen in Haugesund Thursday evening. That same night, a number of successful graduates, among them several from Aibel, received their craft certificate.

Here’s an extract of the jury’s reasoning:

“The company is approved within many apprentice trades. It portrays as a stable, predictable apprentice company educating its own professionals. The company has earned a good reputation as an apprentice company and attracts skilled candidates. The company also takes on extra responsibility and acts as a good supporter to local upper secondary schools.”

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