Hedda Lundqvist, Senior Manager Commercial & Tender Interconnectors
Tell us a bit about who Hedda is:
My name is Hedda Lundqvist and I have a degree in engineering physics and work as a manager for one of our sales departments at the Karlskrona factory. In my team there are eight Commercial and Tender managers who are project managers in the sales phase and we sell both cables and the installation of these.
I really like the combination of a very technical company with a unique product and a lot of international customer contacts. On a daily basis I come across and discuss about both tricky contract questions, optimized cable designs and offshore installation possibilities.
What is the main advantages of the NKT Trainee program?
The main advantage is that you get a broad overview of the company and get to know a lot of people and their different perspectives in a fast way. I also got very good job training from colleagues and formal training courses quickly after I started. When I started the trainee program we were a few newly graduated engineers who started on the same day, so we became a close knit group and had a lot of fun together.
What opportunities did the trainee program enable? What did your career look like after the trainee program?
For me the trainee program helped me to get to know the company very fast and to see how my work fitted in the company. I met a lot of interesting and inspiring people and could see which jobs where available in the short and long term for a person with my background and interests.
The possibility to go abroad was also a highlight for me since I wanted to work in an international environment.
I got to try a few different positions and ended up in sales and after a few years as a Commercial & Tender manager I got the opportunity to be the manager of one of the sales departments.