“We expect to learn a lot”

The new graduates at Aibel know that there is still a lot to learn, and they are looking forward to developing further.

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We spoke with four of them and asked them the following questions:

  1. Why did you apply for a job with Aibel?
  2. What was your impression of the company before applying?
  3. What expectations do you have for your first job after graduating?
  4. What do you hope to be involved in at Aibel?
  5. What is your impression now that you have started?

Maren Aamodt

Title: Instrument Engineer
Location: Bergen
Education: Bachelor in Automation

1. I have always kept an eye on Aibel, as I come from Stord. I did my apprenticeship with Equinor at Kårstø and noticed that Aibel was doing a lot of what I would like to do.

2. My impression was that Aibel has interesting people and projects and does a lot of innovative work. To me, it seems as if Aibel aims to be the best at everything it does.

3. I’m not sure what to expect as an engineer, but I hope to learn as much as possible. This is why I wanted to work somewhere I would be surrounded by talented people.

4. I will be part of OGP, the electrification of the Oseberg field, which is really exciting. There aren’t a lot of people who have the opportunity to be involved with an electrification project.

5. As an engineer, I have a different perspective to when I was an apprentice. I used to work in the field but now I see everything from behind the scenes. There is a lot to learn, but we have had a fantastic welcome and things are going well.

Graduate Maren
Maren Aamodt

Harun Mahalingam

Title: Automation Engineer
Location: Bergen
Education: Bachelor in Automation

1. Because it is a large company that operates within the oil, gas and offshore wind sectors. It’s pretty awesome to be part of the green transition.

2. I had a friend who worked for Aibel before, so I knew a little about the company. I have also seen the yard in Haugesund, which made me curious. It seemed like a great place to work.

3. I expect that this is when I really start to learn. I am already finding this to be true, there is a lot that is new to me and we have not learned it all at the university. There are four or five graduates in the same place and it’s nice to be working with others at the same level. We also have excellent mentors to look after us.

4. I am involved with the OGP project. Being part of such a large project from the very beginning to the end is exciting. And I will gain a great deal of experience from it.

5. It’s been great. I joined this summer so I had a gentle start with a decent amount of time to familiarise myself with things.

Graduate Harun
Harun Mahalingam

Rebekka Strømmen

Title: Purchaser
Location: Stavanger
Education: Bachelor in Logistics. Master in Global Manufacturing Management.

1. My parents both worked in the oil industry so I heard about Aibel from them. I decided to apply for the role of Purchaser because I thought the tasks looked interesting.

2. I looked at the website and discovered that the company is committed to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and has a focus on oil, gas and renewables. It was everything I was looking for and We Care was a concept that I found extremely positive. The website was easy to navigate and I found all the information I needed.

3. The most important aspect is being able to learn a lot! And a positive work environment with decent people. I feel like I have arrived in a good place, with managers that you can actually talk to.

4. I hope to be part of as much as possible. I also hope that I can add new knowledge to the team based on what I picked up during my studies.

5. My first impression is positive. The people here appear to be friendly and interested in getting to know me. I have had a great welcome.

Graduate Rebekka
Rebekka Strømmen

Tor-Anders Svendsen

Job title: Instrument Engineer
Office location: Harstad
Education: Bachelor in Automation

1. I have always wanted to be a part of the oil industry, ever since I was a little boy. I come from Kvæfjord, just outside Harstad, and I wanted to move home after graduating, so I had to apply.

2. I didn’t know a great deal. I knew that Aibel was an engineering firm that worked with Equinor, but nothing more than that.

3. That I will enjoy the work and learn from what we do. I expect to develop further.

4. I hope that I will have the opportunity to be part of as much as possible that is related to my qualifications. It would be great to develop something that makes the working day safer and more efficient for people.

5. It has gone really well and I am surrounded by great people. There are a few major systems to familiarise with, which takes some time. I look forward to taking part in the ignition source control project we are working on at Norne so I can see the entire workflow of a project.

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Tor-Anders Svendsen