New experiences in Design and Finance
It's been a long time since I posted something here on the blog. The last few weeks have really sprung by, but I've just finished another section of the program, so I thought I'd tell you a little about what I've been up to lately. Since my last post, I've spent a few weeks in our design and construction department, and a few weeks in our finance department. At design, I got to take part in the day-to-day work that they do and learn about the design process, and then I also got to run a few projects of my own to help them in their work. Design is a really interesting part of our business since you have a very close relationship with the customer as well as a strong link to our own production. I really got to learn a lot of exciting new things during the weeks. We also had time for a site visit at a project in Stockholm where we have been delivering precast products with climate improved concrete which was great to see.
During the weeks in finance, I learned a lot about what our accounting, controlling, and credit processes look like. As I have an engineering background and so don't have a rock-solid understanding of finance, these lessons were very useful for me. I really gained an insight into how the economy is run, which is an extremely useful experience despite what role you have in the future.
This Monday I will arrive in Kiel, Germany, to then spend the last three months of the trainee program at our German subsidiary Thomas Beton. I'm really looking forward to being part of that business and getting to know a new team of great colleagues. So, the next post will be from Kiel!
Pictures from site visits at the Sorbonne project in Stockholm.