What is your background?
I am about to start the final year of my master’s degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU in Trondheim. My specialization is within Product and Production Management and Strategic Change Management. I have also been fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Brisbane, Australia, at the Queensland University of Technology. 

What kind of internship do you have?
My summer internship is in the EHS department (Environment, Health and Safety) where we are a team of two summer interns. We have gotten to work with many different tasks within EHS, from creating e-courses to brainstorming EHS dialogue, which is basically about how to get people to talk about safety every day. 

What is the best part of working as an intern at Orkla?
People are kind and helpful, and you feel included by strangers whom you have only just met. We got to work with many different things, and we have definitely learned a lot. Also, Orkla is one of the largest companies in Norway, and I am always a little amazed when I think about how I’m contributing to this giant machine that makes many of the products I buy at the store. 

Why should someone consider applying for as an intern at Orkla?
You get to meet lots of new people and you get to experience working for a large company with many interesting brands.

What was the most challenging part of your internship? Or what did you learn the most?
Starting out we were sort of just thrown into the world of EHS and we had to figure out how a lot of things worked ourselves. Towards the end of our EHS internship we rewatched an introduction film about EHS and I think we were surprised how much we understood and had learned about EHS in just a few weeks. 

Any advice for the application process?
If you think an internship sounds interesting, just apply. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something different like an EHS internship. Think about which of your capabilities are a good fit for that internship and why you want to work for Orkla. 

Is Orkla a home to grow?
Yes, without a doubt. There are so many possibilities within Orkla. You will never get bored because you can work with anything from clothes with Pierre Robert to chocolate with Nidar and many, many more!