Meet our trainees

 

Tele2’s Executive Trainee programme is a career expressway – but only for the best and the brightest. We look for trainees who can help us remain the challengers we always have been. The company that confronts monopolies, challenges outdated business models and rewrites the rules. Every day.

That’s not easy. Which is why our trainee programme is not for just anyone. To succeed, you need to think fast and move fast. Take bold initiatives and never hesitate to challenge anything or anyone to see them through. Not even your boss.

As one of few chosen for the programme, you’ll spend a year in Stockholm or Amsterdam. There, you’ll work closely with – and be mentored by – a top Tele2 executive. And you’ll assist with his or her daily endeavours.

 

The hours will be long, the pace gruelling and the expectations sky-high. But there are rewards. The right participants take on top executive jobs very quickly – either at Tele2 or with the expanding Kinnevik Group.

Meanwhile, learn more about our 2018/2019 trainees and their challenges below. 

Michelle Fee Maier, Executive Trainee EVP Sweden Business

 

Interests:
I enjoy sports very much. I teach a workout concept called Deep Work and I go bouldering as often as I can. Besides that, I practice writing to get my creative juices running. I also never say no to a good read.

How did you learn about the Tele2 Executive trainee program?
I attended a recruiting event at university and I immediately thought this could be the challenge I was waiting for.

What made you decide to apply for the trainee program?
There are several factors that made me apply for the trainee program. First of all, I like Tele2's challenger attitude. Tele2 is a game changer in the Swedish and even the European telecom market. Second, I felt that the Executive Trainee position is the perfect opportunity to throw myself into the cold waters and learn from the best. Last but not least, the Tele2 Trainee program offers a lot of support and trainings for personal development along the way.

What made Tele2 stand out from other employers?
Tele2's strong culture is what makes it distinct from other companies. Already during my first visits at Tele2, I sensed that the values, which are action, openness, challenge, cost-conscious, quality and flexibility are omnipresent – the Tele2 way is not only written on the walls but represented by each and everyone I spoke to at Tele2.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?
I completed my M. Sc. In Business & Management at Stockholm School of Economics. I also worked within Business Development at BMW leading a project to redefine the customer journey for BMW customers within the Northern European countries.

What surprised you the most when you started?
Tele2 has a very informal and open culture. You want to have a coffee by the Starbucks machine with the CEO? No problem. Maybe that was the most surprising to me as this can be very different for companies in Germany which is where I originally come from.

How does your work at Tele2 challenge you?
There has not been a single day of "business as usual" at Tele2 for me so far. You never know how a day will turn out and which challenges you will be facing when you enter the office in the morning. That can be challenging at times but it is also extremely exciting.

Tele2 has a very informal and open culture. You want to have a coffee by the Starbucks machine with the CEO? No problem.

 

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?
Since the merger with Com Hem was announced, one of the biggest mergers in the Swedish business landscape, no day was like the other for the Group Finance team. This was probably one of the most exciting times to join Tele2's Group CFO. I got the chance to become involved with this project in many different ways. One of them was to develop a forecast of how much the transaction will cost until closing of the deal. This taught me a lot about the processes behind the transaction and about the different stakeholders that are involved.

Describe a typical day at work?
I usually like to come into the office quite early in the morning. I will check my E-Mails, the latest stock developments and if there is time I will listen to a news podcast to get a flavor of what's happening out in the world. Before the busyness starts, I will align with the Group CFO on the important issues for the day and for the rest of the week. Most of the day is packed with meetings until it gets a bit more quiet in the early evening. That's when I take time to dig into the more complex tasks. Before going to bed at night, I will check my E-Mails again or have a short catch-up with the CFO.

How does Tele2 support your development?
Tele2 offers a lot of support from inside and outside the company throughout the traineeship. My mentor, who has been a former trainee at Tele2 herself, has great advice and understanding regarding the highs and lows during the traineeship and helps me stay focused on what actually matters. In addition to that, I have a coach who provides me with a good outside-in perspective and helps me challenge myself along the way and to always stay a little bit outside of my comfort zone.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?
I have a real passion for dancing. I practiced ballet for almost 13 years and nowadays I enjoy Rock n'Roll and Salsa. The next thing I want to try is Lindy Hop.

Best experience at Tele2 so far:
For our Group Finance leadership team, I arranged a CFO conference in Amsterdam. It was a lot of work but at the same time a really great experience. All CFOs from our Tele2 markets came to Amsterdam which created a very international environment and room for the exchange of new ideas.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?
Don't shy away from challenges even if they appear too big at first sight. You will grow into them and become fearless!

Contact Michelle

michelle.fee.maier@tele2.com

Rasmus Zetterdahl, Executive COO Trainee

 

Interests:
Everything that has to do with life on or near the sea! Sailing, Wind-surfing, taking a walk on a beach or jumping from a cliff into clear water are all superb ways of spending a day.

How did you learn about the Tele2 Executive trainee program?
I was blown away at a career fair listening to a former Trainee, together with the Swedish CEO, telling us graduates about their work at Tele2. They truly expanded my expectations of what the first year of my career could be like.

What made you decide to apply for the trainee program?
The trainee program at Tele2 is a unique possibility to work close to the executive management. No other trainee program could offer that high degree of involvement in strategic decision making and connection to an executive.

What made Tele2 stand out from other employers?
Tele2 appeared to be a company where people try a little harder and walk a little faster, that appealed to me. Three months into the program I have realized that I was absolutely right.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?
I graduated from the Industrial Engineering and Management program in Linköping in June, before that I did my master thesis traveling around in California trying to sell robotic lawn mowers.

What surprised you the most when you started?
The fact that very few things where determined in beforehand. My executive and I had the full flexibility to form our way of working.

How does your work at Tele2 challenge you?
At Tele2 we are not “slaves under processes”, which is liberating and stimulating at the same time. This also means that I have to choose my way and level of structure – that is challenging!

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?
One afternoon, a senior director called me and said: “Tomorrow we are presenting financial results to the CEO, and the material is yet to be made. Meet me in 10 minutes and prepare for a long night.” He was absolutely right about the long night, but now I can do waterfall diagram with my left hand. Being able to handle tight deadlines is a key to survive at Tele2.

 

Describe a typical day at work?
I haven't experienced two days that are alike yet, but I will take yesterday..
7.00: Doing the "heavy stuff" (Excel is heavy stuff...) in the morning. No interruptions and the brain is still somewhat sharp.
9.00: Meeting with the operational leadership team. Super interesting to get full insight in how the Tele2-machine is running.
12.00: Lunch with my trainee colleagues. Being somewhat unprofessional for an hour is the best way to gather energy for the afternoon.
13.00: Project workshop
15.00: Catching up on e-mails
17.00: Grabbing a sandwich at Starbucks Arlanda while listening to a conference call.
19.00: Flight to Riga for new adventures tomorrow

How does Tele2 support your development?
I have a strong feeling that Tele2 and my executive believe in me and my potential. I get instant feedback when I do something right and something wrong. Within the trainee program, we also have different training sessions such as presentation techniques.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?
In the wintertime, when ice makes boating somewhat complicated, I like downhill skiing. We are a group of friends who go to the alps every year. My main role is making sure we all make it to the after-ski in time.

I also drag myself to the gym a couple of times per week to stay fit and healthy, but that is everything else than a passion..

Best experience at Tele2 so far:
When we all trainees took part in arranging the extra general meeting, when the shareholders approved the merger with Com Hem. It really felt like we were part of writing company history.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?
Come to work early, with a smile on your face and make yourself useful! Everyday will not be fun, every task will not be easy and every colleague will not be your best friend. With a positive attitude and an eager to work, you will ride out the storms a lot easier.

At Tele2 we are not “slaves under processes”, which is liberating and stimulating at the same time. 

Contact Rasmus

rasmus.zetterdahl@tele2.com

 

Veronica Jansson, Executive Trainee EVP Sweden Consumer

 

Interests:
Skiing, yoga, sailing, travelling and enjoying really good food. Preferably together with my friends and family.

How did you learn about the Tele2 Executive trainee program?
To be honest, Google was my best friend here. I knew that I wanted to be part of a trainee program, so a friend of mine recommended the Tele2 Trainee program, which I then looked up. I'm really glad I did!

What made you decide to apply for the trainee program?
The bold challenger spirit and the fearless attitude, as well as Tele2's legacy. The thought of working so closely with an experienced executive really made me tick and it felt like an opportunity I couldn't miss.

What made Tele2 stand out from other employers?
Definitely the culture and the values, and how these are portrayed and lived by.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?
I graduated from the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg in June, from which I have a Master's degree in Management. Besides studying I have done internships at Procter & Gamble and Spotify.

What surprised you the most when you started?
Three things. One: how fast I was included in the organization. Two: that you really get responsibility from day one and three: how closely you actually do work with your executive- we became a team from the start!

How does your work at Tele2 challenge you?
On so many levels! I'm working on several different projects at the same time, constantly challenged to think outside the box. I don't think I've ever been as much outside my comfort zone, which I really enjoy!

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?
I organized a conference for the extended Swedish Leadership Team, managing all presentations and made sure everything ran smoothly (forever thankful that I didn't have to manage the technical stuff).

 

Describe a typical day at work?
There are no typical days, but today I’ve spent my time on preparing material, syncing it with Samuel before joining him to a meeting. Then I had lunch with the other trainees before continuing with my to do-list alongside with some ad hoc stuff that had come up during the day.

How does Tele2 support your development?
To 100%. I have a mentor, who is a former trainee which is great since he can give me the top tips for making the most out of this year. Also, I have an external coach, with whom I discuss and plan for my professional development and my future. Samuel is also very interested in my development and determined that I should grow this year.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?
I’m a very active person, I love sports and being outside. My greatest passion is skiing, preferably in a lot of powder. I sail as often as I can, and try to start every day with yoga. Of course, like everyone else, I love travelling, hanging out with my friends and enjoying some nice food and wine. Trying new restaurants is a true passion of mine.

Best experience at Tele2 so far:
If I have to choose, I’ll say the Extraordinary General Meeting because we got to work together all trainees, and really became a team. It was such a fun and energizing day!

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?
First, dare to challenge the company and ask the questions you want to get answered. It is as much for you to get a sense of the company as it is for them to feel that you are a good match. Second, believe in your own skills and value. Third (my favorite), dare to LinkedIn-stalk!

I don't think I've ever been as much outside my comfort zone, which I really enjoy!

Contact Veronica

veronica.jansson@tele2.com

Victor Bernhardsson, Executive Trainee EVP Strategy & Business

 

Interests:
Food, skiing and rock climbing. But mostly food.

How did you learn about the Tele2 Executive trainee program?
I met Tele2 at Traineedagen in Stockholm last year.

What made you decide to apply for the trainee program?
I was excited about working closely with a high-ranking executive continuously during one year, rather than being on a rotation program. It allows me to gain deeper understanding of what is going on in the heads of the top executives. Additionally, it will provide me with a good head start in my career, especially within the Tele2 Group, but also externally due to the program's strong reputation.

What made Tele2 stand out from other employers?
From my previous experience, large organizations move slowly. At Tele2, speed, agility and flexibility is prioritized and I often forget that I work at a company with over 6,000 employees in nine markets. Telcos are boring. Tele2 is not.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?
Just before joining Tele2, I finished my master's degree in Industrial Engineering & Management at Lund University. I spent one year studying at University of Queensland in Australia and took the opportunity to work as a part-time Excel-Ninja/Management Consultant during my last year in Lund.

What surprised you the most when you started?
The amount of responsibility and trust you get from day 1.

How does your work at Tele2 challenge you?
If I'm not outside my comfort zone, I'm not doing my job right.

 

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?
I got to co-host a trend spotting session for the Leadership team during my second week at work.

Describe a typical day at work?
50% Excel, 25% PowerPoint, 20% meetings, 5% table tennis.

How does Tele2 support your development?
First of all, we have gone through several training sessions spanning from presentation skills and time management to network infrastructure and the telecom industry. Secondly, every trainee is assigned an internal mentor who support us in our day to day work, and an professional career coach who help us define and reach our long term goals and assist us in our personal development.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?
Food, skiing and rock climbing. But mostly food.

Best experience at Tele2 so far:
Trainee trip to Croatia. Very educational.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?
One of the most important aspects of choosing a job, which I believe often overlooked, is the people within the company. Find a place where people are inspiring, where people share your values and where people doesn't take themselves too seriously.

If I'm not outside my comfort zone, I'm not doing my job right.

Contact Victor

victor.bernhardsson@tele2.com


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Nathalie Gawell, Executive CFO Trainee

 

Interests:

Skiing, travelling, photography and eating pasta.

How does it feel to be a part of the new Tele2?

It feels great to be part of the new Tele2 and to be a part of this journey from the beginning. Not only have I met a lot of new amazing people (who I now also can call my colleagues) but through the new Tele2 I have also received a lot of new possibilities for my future career.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?

I finished my studies last June at Linköping University where I graduated with a MSc. in International Business and Economics. I also did an exchange semester in Vienna, Austria, where I studied International Business and Administration. Besides from my studies I was very engaged in the student life, where I for example was a member of the Board at the Student Association for Business and Economics in Linköping.

What made you decide to apply for a trainee program?

I knew I wanted to learn a lot and learn from the best. I wanted to be challenged and what greater way to be challenged than to become a trainee to an executive for one year? Then to be part of this exciting business only makes it better. With this fast pace I will be able to develop a lot more than I would have anywhere else.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?

Since I am half Austrian, skiing is kind of a must in my family and fortunately a great passion of mine. I have been spoiled with going to the alps a few times every year and therefore I love both skiing as well as a nice hike. But besides from that most of my passion is also dedicated to a great pasta together with a glass of red wine with my closest friends and family. Oh yeah, and Ice Cream, I LOVE Ice Cream!

Do you feel that your role as trainee has changed since the merge with Tele2? How?

In general, my role might seem pretty similar to how it was before the merge. But of course, a lot has changed as well. Not only have I taken on new exciting assignments, but I have also received new colleagues and new great trainee-friends!

With this fast pace I will be able to develop a lot more than I would have anywhere else.

 

What do you feel is the biggest change since the merger?

Probably that everything is a lot bigger now! Not only is the company, as well as the office, bigger - but I am now also part of an international company with an inspiring atmosphere. And of course, a bigger company also means more possibilities!

What has surprised you about Tele2 the most since the merger?

Probably the culture and how everyone is so open-minded! And of course, the office, I never thought I would enjoy a workplace as much as I do now. It really brings out the creativity in people, which helps us become even more fearless!

How does it feel to go from 4 to 9 trainees?

It couldn't be better! We are a great group of trainees and have already become great friends. Last weekend we did our first trainee-trip, which was so fun! I can't wait until our next one!

Describe a typical day at work?

The only things consistent in my days at work are my two or three cups of coffee and lunch with my colleagues. Otherwise my days differ a lot from each other! But shortly I would say that I attend a lot of meetings and work on different assignments/projects related to Finance. And don't forget Excel and PowerPoint, what would I do without them?

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?

To be honest, I am faced with new challenges all the time! And no matter what challenge I've faced, nothing feels better than to accomplish the challenge and deliver a great result!

Best experience at Com Hem and since the merger so far:

Everything that involves the merger. All the preparations for the merger. The day the shareholders voted yes to the merger. The day that the European Commission said yes to the merger. My first day at the Tele2 office. And now, being part of the new Tele2 and everything that comes with it.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?

Be yourself. Might seem obvious but it is very important. And be eager to learn, ask questions! People love to explain what they work with or how things work!

Carolina Viklund, Executive CEO Trainee

 

Interests:

I love travelling (preferably to warm places where I can be close to the beach) and trying out different kinds of food.

How does it feel to be a part of the new Tele2?

Very exciting! Ever since I started at Com Hem, the preparations for the merger has been ongoing. Following the regulatory approval from the European Commission, the new Tele2 is finally able to take shape. Going forward, I am convinced that the combined entity will accomplish great things as a leading integrated connectivity provider.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?

Prior to entering the trainee program, I graduated from Stockholm University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration majoring in Management. Alongside my studies, I worked part time at Swedbank and was highly engaged in the student life. During my three years at the university, I took part in a ton of projects and ultimately got the great honor to take on the role as the President of the Business Association.

What made you decide to apply for a trainee program?

I found it intriguing to get the opportunity to work closely to an executive and to experience the high level management early on in my career. This, in combination with the idea of a multifaceted role in an rapidly changing industry, made the decision simple.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?

Outside of work I like to keep it simple, I hang out with family and friends doing what I like the most - socializing over great food. Also, my Netflix addiction is real.

Do you feel that your role as trainee has changed since the merge with Tele2? How?

To some extent. Although I am still working together with the same executive, the merger has naturally incurred some changes to my daily work as the routines and processes differ between the two companies. Since Tele2 is a larger company than Com Hem, in combination with the fact that they operate in several markets (whilst Com Hem has only operated in the Swedish market), my role became broader – a positive change if you ask me!

We have a ton of fun together and it is great to always be able to reach out to other trainees, whether it be for help, support or advice.

 

What do you feel is the biggest change since the merger?

The biggest and greatest change is that I now have gotten a ton of highly skilled, new colleagues! Everyone at Tele2 has been very welcoming and helpful, which has helped me to quickly adapt to my "new" role as a Tele2 trainee.

What has surprised you about Tele2 the most since the merger?

Definitely the strong, value driven culture and how it really engages the people within the organization.

How does it feel to go from 4 to 9 trainees?

It might sound like a cliché but the more the merrier! We have a ton of fun together and it is great to always be able to reach out to other trainees, whether it be for help, support or advice.

Describe a typical day at work?

In all honesty, no day is like the other but I'll try to give you a hint of what a day could look like. I start my day around 08.00, going through my emails and the to-do list of the day (of course, never without a cup of coffee by my side). At 09.00, I join the CEO at the Leadership Team meeting where strategic and operational topics and issues are discussed and decided upon. Throughout the rest of the day, I join in on various meetings with the CEO, prepare material (e.g. Board material), and work on different projects that I am a part of. On top of this, I participate in joint activities with the other trainees. At the moment, we are in the middle of recruiting our successors – fun to say the least!

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?

In one of the projects that I am a part of, I got to take lead on a complex workshop exercise with several members of the Leadership Team. The preparations were extensive and time consuming, but when we to carried out the exercise with a successful outcome, it was well worth the long hours of preparations.

Best experience at Com Hem and since the merger so far:

I have had many great experiences so far but I must say that being part of arranging the Extra General Meeting, where the merger was approved by our shareholders was something extra. Even though the merger was still subject for regulatory approval at the time, the shareholder approval was a vital step towards the final merger of the two companies, making it feel like I was a part of a historical moment.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?

Be fearless and dare to go outside of your comfort zone – that is where the true magic happens!

 

Hanna Andréason, Executive CTO Trainee

 

Interests:

Running, skiing, travelling and new technology. Also, I love to learn new things.

How does it feel to be a part of the new Tele2?

I am excited! I believe that the new Tele2 has a greater opportunity to meet changing customer requirements and that the merger will favour the company's digital transformation. There are interesting challenges which lie ahead of us, since we now will build up on a new organizational structure, common culture and way of working. Moreover, the new Tele2 brings even more awesome colleagues.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?

I graduated from the M.Sc. engineering program at LTH with focus on ICT technologies and a master thesis within machine learning and NLP. Apart from my studies I did an internship at Tetra Pak and worked part time within B2B sales development.

What made you decide to apply for a trainee program?

There were many reasons, but to point out a few things, it would be an opportunity to work close to top leaders, working in a challenging high pace environment, and within a diversity of both strategic and operative tasks. As a trainee, you get an opportunity to challenge old processes, to be creative, and to take bold initiatives and create your own path. This felt like the perfect way to start my career.

What are your hobbies and passion outside work?

Running is my personal therapy, which gives me a lot of energy. I love travelling, especially if it involves a pair of skis.

I guess I also could say that everything that involves learning or trying out new things is a passion. The coolest thing on the earth right now is the AI technology. So, when I have a window in my schedule I like to attend tech events and learn more about this emerging tech field.

Do you feel that your role as a trainee has changed since the merge with tele2? How?

Yes. I have been involved in the planning of the merger since the beginning of the trainee program and therefore my daily work as a trainee has been very different from what it otherwise would have been.

Believe in yourself and choose your path depending on passion. Dare to step outside your comfort zone and be open to change.

 

What do you feel is the biggest change since the merger?

The biggest turnover for my trainee role, due to the merge, is probably that I got to be trainee for both the CIO of Com Hem and old Tele2 the first half year of the program. The second half year I will be the trainee to our EVP Fixed Technology and our EVP Mobile Technology in the new organization. I am embracing the fact that I will get the opportunity to follow four different top leaders during the first year of my career!

What has surprised you about Tele2 the most since the merger?

When it comes to the old Tele2, I think it is how well the company has anchored their key values in their culture and daily work. Talking about the new Tele2: to see all the talented people that drive the success and development of this merger.

How does it feel to go from 4 to 9 trainees?

Great! I love big families!

Describe a typical day at work?

I can't actually say that I have a typical day at work. My work involves a lot of meetings and work together with my executive and other managers in the organization. This part of my work is all about having big ears and help my executive with the ongoing work. Besides that, I have worked with a wide variety of different initiatives.

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?

I got the responsibility to lead a project, that involved people from both the business and the IT side at an early stage of the trainee program.

Best experience at Com Hem since the merger so far?

To get insights and learn from the planning, decision making of initiatives related to the merger. I have had access to executive meetings and material from the start, which has given me a deeper understanding of the transformation work.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?

Believe in yourself and choose your path depending on passion. Dare to step outside your comfort zone and be open to change. Maybe you will find your dream job where you least expect. When it comes to finding your passion, knowing your values will really help you gain some clarity.

Last tip: Don't be afraid to ask for a cup of coffee or lunch with people that seems to have interesting roles. Most people are more than happy to help.

Caroline Eriksson, Executive CIO Trainee

 

Interests:

Traveling and sports – but preferably not at the same time...

How does it feel to be a part of the new Tele2?

AMAZING! Merging Tele2 and Com Hem was the best thing that could ever happen to both companies, and I really believe that we will manage to bring out the best in each of them.

What did you do before you entered the trainee program?

Except floating around on a giant flamingo in the middle sea the previous summer, I studied (B.Sc. and M.Sc. in) Industrial Engineering and Management at Chalmers University of Technology. During my studies, I went on exchange semesters to the U.S. and Italy, and tried to gain some work experience through internships at H&M, SKF and If Insurance Company.

What made you decide to apply for a trainee program?

Well, to work closely with an Executive when you are newly graduated only happen once in in a lifetime. I really wanted to take that chance to see such a big and successful company from a high-level perspective.

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?

Honestly, almost everything except yoga, going to museums and painting. I´m more into fast paced activities, preferably together with friends or family. In my teenage years, soccer was a great part of my life but then Chalmers and sustainable career plans happened.

Do you feel that your role as trainee has changed since the merge with Tele2? How?

Well, at Com Hem I was CTO/CIO Trainee, with the plan of spending the first half year with our CTO Thomas Helbo and second half year with the CIO of Com Hem. The first half went like planned, but now after the merge; I´m Executive Trainee to the EVP IT of Tele2 instead. So, new role and new company – which means nothing is the same. BUT that is also something I like, since I do love to see and learn new things.

Your life, your choices! Try to not focus on what other people are interested in and want to do. If you do what you like, you will also become good at it.

 

What do you feel is the biggest change since the merger?

Personally: New role and new company. Tele2 in general compared to Com Hem: The size of the company. Otherwise I believe the Trainee Programs have been quite similar; you´re challenged and are getting great responsibilities from day 1. Additionally, I must say that having unlimited GB really fits me as well.

What has surprised you about Tele2 the most since the merger?

The importance of living according to their values, and that is for sure a positive surprise.

How does it feel to go from 4 to 9 trainees?

The more the merrier, I love it! Gaining five smart and funny friends to experience the trainee year with is really something extra.

Describe a typical day at work?

Meetings, preparing material, doing some work in either Excel or PowerPoint, coordinating work with my Executive, lots of ad hoc stuff and also having lunch with any of the trainees. But to be honest – there are no typical days.

Tell us a great challenge that you have been faced with at work?

It's quite hard to pick only one, but the most fun challenge at least has been to calculate and work on an investment case about building out and improve our network to meet the capacity demand in broadband. Imagine the sense of pride when the company make changes in the next year's plan and budget due to something you have done. That´s really empowering!

Best experience at Com Hem and since the merger so far:

Probably the United Tele2 Day. That was day one of the organizational change, when all the employees from both Tele2 and Com Hem gathered for the first time. A fun, eventful and important day to celebrate all the hard work put into this merge. Adding Carina Berg and lots of balloons, well there you have a fantastic recipe for successful day.

What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?

Your life, your choices! Try to not focus on what other people are interested in and want to do. If you do what you like, you will also become good at it.