Lighthouse trainees pleased with the first months of the traineeship

Viktor Daun and Erik Larsson is the first Naval Architects to go through the Lighthouse Trainee Programme. They started in September, and the first few months they describe as hectic, interesting and rewarding.

Erik Larsson and Viktor Daun, the two Lighthouse trainees.

Viktor Daun has been at Stena in Gothenburg, the first of five employers that he will stay at during the 18 month long Trainee Programme. He has been working a bit more towards marketing and forecasts than technical aspects, and it has been a pretty varied form of tasks.
- I asked them to challenge me, and they really have, says Viktor Daun.
One task he specifically mentions is a business intelligence project about wind resistance design.

Erik Larsson is in Stockholm at Alfa Laval. He has also been given a variety of tasks, and been in charge of several smaller projects.
- I have learned a lot just during this short period, both skills useful in my future career as a Naval Architect, but also about the business and company itself, says Erik Larsson.

They are pleased with the fact that the companies are seeing them as great resources, using them to develop their work, not just to have them walk by and look at "the big boys" work. And in those cases that they haven't had enough knowledge, the companies have made sure to educate them.
- As a trainee you really have to be flexible and prepared for everything. It's challenging, but fun, says Viktor Daun.

The application for the next round of the Lighthouse Trainee Programme 2015-2017 will be open between 15 December 2014 and 31 January 2015. More info will be up on the Trainee Programme page soon.

Companies that wish to participate in Trainee Programme 2015-2017 are welcome to contact the Trainee Programme Manager Carolina Kihlström.