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Month: December 2019

Last update of the year

Last update of the year


The past few months have gone by fast and we are in the last work week before the holidays. This period has been very educational for all of us trainees, from interviewing colleagues at GKN to working with our individual assignments. Now the time has come to rest up for two weeks of visits and training in California and Charleston (more on this coming soon).

During the week we have spent two days at Bohusgården and participated in training and workshops within working methods and conflict management. Everything went well and we have now completed four out of our six training days at Bohusgården. Now it’s time to recharge the batteries for a hectic first month of the new year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
From the Trainees to you.

The application for the Young Graduate Program 2020 is now opened!

The application for the Young Graduate Program 2020 is now opened!

Hi everyone!

The day has finally come, the application to become a part of the next year’s Young Graduate group has now opened!

You can read more about the Young Graduate Program here on the website under the tab “THE YOUNG GRADUATE PROGRAM”. If you have more questions regarding the program or the company in general please contact us at and we will help as best as we can!

Follow this link to apply:

Looking forward to having you as our future colleague! Yay!

Christmas party by Young @ GAS

Christmas party by Young @ GAS

Hi and happy Saint Lucy’s Day to you all!

This week has been quite uneventful from the trainee assignment perspective, which means that we have been able to be extra productive at our department we are currently at. (Yay!) Although, a big event for this week have certaintly been the Christmas party that Young @ GAS arranged.

Young @ GAS is a community for and created by the employees who are 36 years or younger working at the GKN site in Trollhättan . They usually arrange activities such as networking fika, lunches and different events throughout the year. This provides an opportunity for you to meet with people whose paths you probably would not have crossed otherwise, which is super fun! This week was the Christmas party as mentioned and we, the trainees, were responsible for the entertainment during the night. Music quiz, charades and other games were on the schedule and at the end of the night the team “The 2019 trainees are the best” stood victorious. I think they might have tried to flatter us with their chosen team name. Which of course worked.

Christmas party in Trollhättan!
The winning team “The 2019 trainees are the best”
Visit at Skaraborg Air Force Base and glögg mingle

Visit at Skaraborg Air Force Base and glögg mingle


Last week, together with the senior class at the GKN-partnered high school and the local interns, we visited the Skaraborg Air Force Base F7 in Såtenäs outside of Trollhättan. We were given a very interesting lecture by a retired JAS 39 Gripen pilot and a tour of the hangars. F7 is a military unit and one of the Swedish Armed Forces’ most important air force bases, one of the reasons being that it houses the educational centre for JAS 39 Gripen pilots. Besides the Gripen the base also take care of all activities related to transport- and special aircraft, with missions for the government and international endeavours.

The group posing in front of a Gripen fighter in one of the hangars.

The trainees also organized a glögg mingel (glögg is a Swedish take on mulled wine but don’t worry, it was legal!) for Flying members, a group of current and previous trainees at GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan. We served homemade saffron buns (a Swedish christmas classic) and glögg in a cozy setting and performed a by several sources exceptional Luciatåg (Yet another Swedish tradition, in eng. St. Lucia’s parade). Indeed, the Luciatåg was so appreciated that it is now demanded a re-run at this week’s christmas party. Current and previous trainees are still in negotiations behind closed doors and a resolution will not be presented at a press conference during the day.