We have arrived, the new trainees are here!

We have arrived, the new trainees are here!

Hello all blog readers!

It’s finally time for us to take over the blog and share our exciting experiences as the new group of trainees here at GKN Aerospace. Let us tell you a bit about ourselves: We are an enthusiastic group representing different parts of our vast country, and our common goal is to make Trollhättan our new hometown. Although we come from diverse backgrounds, we all share a strong passion for the opportunities that await us within the trainee program.

Time has truly flown by since we embarked on our journey here. We are already in the fourth week of our trainee program, and we’ve had quite a few adventures. The first week was filled with company presentations and team-building activities, helping us quickly get to know our colleagues. We also had the opportunity to meet last year’s trainees while enjoying a round of adventure golf.

Exploring London and Bristol: Our First Development Week

Our second and third weeks were spent in London and Bristol for our first development week with the other trainees from around the world. There, we had the chance to deepen our understanding of GKN Aerospace through presentations and training on the company’s safety protocols and practices. Safety is a top priority for GKN Aerospace, and it’s something that permeates everything we do here.

In the evenings, our stays in London and Bristol were enhanced by enjoyable dinners where we not only savored delicious food and companionship but also had the opportunity to meet some senior figures at GKN Aerospace. These meetings provided us with insights into the company’s culture and values and allowed us to establish connections that will be valuable during our time here.

The 2023 graduate cohort from the farewell dinner on Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Weeks four and five are spent in the workshop, where we each follow a product and its production flow. The idea is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the products manufactured here in Trollhättan and an overview of the products’ lifecycle. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of the interplay between the rigorous product design specifications and what is actually feasible to produce. Many of us trainees will shift between design and production in the future, so understanding this relationship is of great importance.

Conclusion and Future Prospects

We are really looking forward to sharing our upcoming assignments and experiences with you through this blog and getting you to know us trainees better. Keep an eye out for more exciting stories from our journey!

Please feel free to comment with any questions or topics you’d like us to address in future posts.

Talk to you soon!

Best regards,

The Trainee Group of 2023

P.S. If you want to know more about us graduates, you can do this here!

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