What is your background?
I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Stavanger, together with a Master’s degree in media, communication and information technology from NTNU. I have worked as a journalist for several years alongside my studies.

What is your role?
As a Junior Advisor in the Digital Workplace team in Orkla IT, I contribute to various areas, including strategic communication of our internal collaboration tools. I am responsible for e-learning and course delivery of Orkla 365 collaboration tools. I help the employees to implement, utilize opportunities and adopt digital workplace in their organization. I work closely with my team members; we are currently working on an exciting project where we will modernize Orkla`s intranet.

What is the best part of working at Orkla?
Because Orkla is a large organization, you will gain access to a wide array of development opportunities – both across companies and different brands. It allows you to continually improve your competence and skills. The people in Orkla consist of specialists within a wide range of disciplines, which is both inspiring and highly valuable.

What is your career advice for others who wish to be a Young Professional?
Apply for the job, even if you do not know if you are qualified. My background does not include much IT, but IT consists of more than support and programming. The Young Professional program gives you opportunities to explore many exciting areas of subjects and offers you responsibility from day one. You will be involved and influence your work. Lastly, it is important to be curious and open minded.

What is different about Orkla compared to other companies, especially within the FMCG sector?
Orklas brands are traditional and ingrained in the Norwegian culture. In Orkla, you get the opportunity to work with the entire value chain, which is unique from many other companies. The employees in Orkla have different backgrounds and specializes in distinctive areas, that creates important values for the company. The organization empowers employees to develop their own range of responsibility and request more challenges. Orkla is also forefront when it comes to combining technology and business, which I believe will have a greater focus and impact in the future.

What is your favourite Orkla product, and why?
I will have to be predictable and say Smash. It is just so good!