Gefle Dagblad highlighted Nilar’s collaboration with the internship program Tekniksprånget

At the beginning of October, Gefle Dagblad, the Swedish newspaper highlighted Nilar’s collaboration with the internship program Tekniksprånget. It is giving young people in Sweden a chance to test the engineering profession in practice. About 200 employers participate in this collaboration, which is done with the government to get more young people to choose a career in engineering and secure the future’s supply of competence.

In the article, Ebba Helgesson and Isak Nilsson tell us how they found out about the internship program through their student counselor. They both agreed that it’s a good way to get an idea of what it means to work as an engineer before starting five years of university studies. After applying to different companies, they got chosen by Nilar and are now in the middle of a four-month paid internship at the production site in Gävle.

Isak says that he has learned a lot during this time and that it is good to be able to try different things. He thinks R&D is the most interesting department during the internship, and Ebba says it seems interesting to test products or invent something completely new. The internship program lasts until the end of the year, but both can imagine working at Nilar in the future.

– “We got to be part of the production, made a project plan for how the computer system should be upgraded, and got to disassemble a battery in the lab to understand how it works”, says Ebba Helgesson.

Nils Baehre, HR Generalist at Nilar, comments: “There is a shortage of engineers in the labor market, which leads to challenges in recruitment. By being part of Tekniksprånget, we’re able to showcase more of what we do whilst gaining ambassadors who might become future Nilar employees.”

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