What does it mean being an IT talent?
For me it is an investment from a company, teaching us the infrastructure, branches, systems, management and so on of the company, and in return with our fresh thinking and solution solving we could become a valuable key person to the company.
Describe a typical day at work!
It usually starts with a cup of coffee at Safe Haven (top floor at the HQ office with a beautiful view). From there on there is meetings with managers from different branches that share their journey here at Tele2. The rest of the day I work with the talents and my team on our projects.
What are the highlights of your day?
Hanging out and working with the other talents. We all come from different parts of the world, so when we share our knowledge and help each other that is when we have most fun.
What surprised you the most when you started at Tele2?
I found a Playstation at one of the floors – now I just need to find the time to explore it, haha!
What made Tele2 stand out from other employers?
The values of the company and how the company assess their employees made it clear to me that this is the place to be at.
What part do you enjoy the most in your role as an IT talent?
That no one expects you to deliver something majestic or even functional at the beginning, everyone just wants you to learn. This suppresses the stress of performance and you can take your time to learn and develop.
Why do you recommend applying for the program?
Because I think being an IT-talent is the best way to start at a big company, you are not expected to deliver at the beginning but to learn the different areas and find your passion and interest.
How do you spend your free time?
I like to take long walks and listen to something interesting, fishing and working out. Other than that I hang out with friends, family and play soccer with my son. It’s vital for me to shift environment so I can have new and fresh energy for the day after.
Best experience at Tele2 so far?
In the first day of our introduction we happened to bump into the CEO, and he took his time with us to share his vision, what he wanted to achieve with the company and how valuable we as talents are to the company. Since then I’ve seen him taking seat with random people in the lunch restaurant every day. It changed my perception of how a CEO should be – very friendly and humble.