September 04, 2018
September 05, 2018
September 06, 2018
This past year has been quite exciting and full of learning experiences. In this blog post I will share some of the experiences I’ve had working on my Master’s Thesis for Stora Enso Ingerois Mill, and from my summer job as Shift Supervisor at the Anjala Mill fiber department.
When I was young, my biggest dream was to become Superman. Being able to fly, be a role model for others and save people in need were things I really wanted to do. Today, I work with logistics improvements and I am also part of the Stora Enso Global Trainee Program. I can honestly say that I am not Superman.
3 weeks, 62 units, 26 tired (but happy!) trainees, and 2 final presentations. This is a story of how I experienced one of our last trainee modules and how we all at Stora Enso can make a difference in the communities we operate in.
When I think back, I still haven´t received a sound answer from my dad. Why did he always tell me to clean my room on Saturday evenings – from the time I turned 15? Saturday evenings were holy for me back then. I often told him I would just clean my room on Sundays instead, but his message was clear and undeterrable: the whole family had to clean the house together and at exactly the same time. Over and out. I didn't understand. What was it that I would get out of investing my precious Saturday evening-time in that exact task at that exact time?
One thing I have reflected upon after our first trainee module in Helsinki is the differences in our everyday lives as trainees. Some of my trainee colleagues work at mills, and some of them work at offices around the world. If I take myself as an example, I work at Skoghall mill outside the city of Karlstad in Sweden as a process engineer. I have the production site as my workplace. The fact that Skoghall mill is up and running is most important for me every day.