What does it mean being an IT talent?
It’s a program designed for you to be trained by the company in a specific field connected to their IT organization. This means that you get 10 months where your focus is to learn!
Describe a typical day at work!
I come to the office, get a coffee at Safe Haven and go to my daily stand-up meetings. I’m usually scheduled for meetings in the morning where we talk about the projects that I’m involved in. For lunch I usually go to the Tele2 restaurant that we have here at HQ. In the afternoon I have time to work on tasks that has been assigned to me.
What are the highlights of your day?
I have to say lunch, haha! It’s nice to get the opportunity to have a chat and get to know all my colleagues or to catch up with the other IT Talents.
What surprised you the most when you started at Tele2?
The open and entrepreneurial spirit! The people here at Tele2 are so friendly, encouraging, and helpful.
What part do you enjoy the most in your role as an IT talent?
To have the opportunity to learn and the possibility to test different roles and fields. Especially in my case, as a part of the BI & Analytics team I will be working with both Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine learning and Data Analytics. It’s a great way to find out what you are passionate about.
How was the recruitment process?
Nice, actually! The recruitment process involved two tests, an assessment day and a handful of interviews. I have been in some other recruitment processes, but Tele2 was without a doubt the best one. As much as they wanted to find the best candidates, they also wanted you to feel welcome and wanting to work for them. As one of the earlier talents said to me during an interview: Tele2 wants to remove the Hunger Games part of the recruitment process.
Why do you recommend applying for the program?
Tele2 is a great company to work for. You will have to opportunity to be trained into a specific role for 10 months! It’s a great way to start of your career.
What motivates you being at Tele2?
What motivates me the most is to work with technology that impact almost every aspect of our lives.
What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?Find something that you are good at and passionated about – the last part being the most important. It is so vital that you find something that you enjoy doing, because if you like it, it will be much easier to learn and excel in your field. Also find a company that shares your values.