Felix Göttfert

Felix Göttfert

B.Sc. Materials Design and Engineering, M.Sc. Engineering Materials Science.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


My name is Felix Göttfert, born in the Year of the Rat in 1996 in the small industrial town of Robertsfors in Västerbotten, a real gem along the coast between Umeå and Skellefteå! Unlike the other trainees, I didn’t pursue a technical path in high school but initially studied social sciences, without any intention of becoming an engineer.

After high school, I worked at a gray- and ductile iron foundry, involved in mold manufacturing, mold coating, melting, casting, and operating forklifts and cranes. Over time, I became increasingly interested in the technical aspect of casting and especially metallic materials. After two years as a foundry operator, I decided to pursue a degree. I started with a technical and natural science preparatory year at Umeå University and then pursued a B.Sc. in Materials Design and Engineering and a M.Sc. in Engineering Materials Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

When I was nearly finished with my master’s degree I became interested in trainee programs, which offer a fantastic opportunity to kickstart one’s career, not only from an engineering perspective but also on a personal level. Through TraineeGuiden, I found out that GKN Aerospace was seeking trainees for their Global Graduate Program, and here I am!

GKN Aerospace is an incredibly exciting and fascinating company for a materials engineer. Having the opportunity to work with the materials of the future for lighter, safer, and more sustainable materials for aerospace applications.

Have a good one!