Magnus Melbye Larsen and Anders Lambæk Knudsen have several things in common. They are both in training, have solid engineering skills, professional personalities – and they are both employed by FRECON that has spotted their talent.
FRECON is very positive about hiring interns like Magnus and recent graduates like Anders.
“It can be extremely valuable and developing for both parties. Covid-19 has had the positive side effect that we have been given even better opportunities to take in young and less experienced profiles,” says CEO Claus Mølgaard Jensen. “Over the past year, we have had several internal tasks, many exciting, smaller projects during our collaboration with the Danish Industry Foundation and more time for internal knowledge sharing on the larger and more complicated projects. All of benefit to the young people who are employed by us.”
Young and skilled employees
Not everyone gets the opportunity to work at FRECON. As the creative and innovative engineering house on the market, there is a need for strong, professional personalities who think outside the box and challenge customers’ solutions.
“We are looking at the individual profile, their toolbox, and whether they have the ability and willpower to make a difference,” says Claus Mølgaard Jensen. “We solve many tasks at a high professional level, where our technical nerds present completely new opportunities to our customers. Our young employees must be able to support and keep developing this area.”
Collaboration with the more experienced colleagues is a crucial factor, which is also appreciated by both Magnus and Anders.
“It is wonderful to be part of a workplace where everyone is a good team. There is a sincere desire to make each other better,” the two agree.
How do I use my knowledge?
Magnus Melbye Larsen is well underway with his internship at FRECON, which is part of his engineering studies. Magnus lives in Aalborg but was still eager for an internship at FRECON in Horsens.
For Magnus, it has been a particularly high priority to make use of the enormous toolbox he has acquired during his studies – and to get a sense of how it all plays together. This resulted in an exceptionally motivated application for FRECON, which immediately caught the attention of Claus Mølgaard Jensen.
“I have been looking forward to actually using my wide range of skills,” says Magnus. “I have already got a good sense of how the tools I bring from my studies can play together and be used in practice. This applies both to the slightly smaller projects such as genstartNU and to the large development project for Clobotics, where I work closely with my two colleagues Jan and Michael in Esbjerg.”
Inventor as side project
After completing his education as Bachelor of Engineering in mechanics, Anders Lambæk Knudsen has been working full time at FRECON. He will start his master’s degree in mechanics in the autumn, where he will focus on renewable energy and robot technology. Areas which he expects will play a larger role in the solutions of the future.
Alongside his studies, he will continue working for FRECON in a student job. For Anders, the months at FRECON have already been very educational. He is currently in working with extensive calculations on a project for Swedish SeaTwirl.
“I have been thrown into many exciting tasks, which has been incredibly educational,” says Anders. “It’s cool to be allowed to try out different areas and at the same time know that you can always get help. All you have to do is ask.”
Anders continuously expands his knowledge and skills through a small inventor project, where he and three fellow students work on the development of an automatic syringe puller for anesthesia nurses.
“The idea came up during our studies, where we became aware of the demanding work of health professionals when ‘pulling syringes’, which can cause injuries in wrist and fingers. We have continued to work on our idea, among others by means of a grant of DKK 25,000,” says Anders. “We are currently in dialogue with various hospitals and expect to be able to test the prototype in the near future, which we are awaiting with excitement.”
The right mix of employees makes a positive difference
Motivated and competent employees, who are given responsibility, are often the most satisfied. This is a known fact at FRECON and therefore, continuous learning and development is supported along with a strong team spirit.
“This applies to all our employees. It has a really good effect on the daily work that we are a mix of young employees who bring fresh new eyes to our projects – and the more experienced, who have extensive knowledge to share with the rest of us,” says Claus Mølgaard Jensen. “That is why we prioritize getting young, talented profiles into the company. We want to be the first choice for both employees and customers and work continuously to support this goal.”