Closing the Circle

My time as a trainee in Statkraft has just come to an end. During my two year programme I have worked with operations and maintenance from different angles within the company. I started my journey at Statkraft’s headquarters working with support within operation and maintenance. Afterwards, I moved to England to work with offshore wind…

An Ordinary Day at the Office

What does a trainee do? What is it like to be a trainee in Statkraft? These are questions that I get frequently. In order to try to answer them, I would like to welcome you to an ordinary day in my life. My name is Sara Baumgarten and I have just started my fourth and…

Empowering People

After spending six months working at Statkraft’s Head Office in Oslo in Norway, six months working at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the UK and six months working at the Regional Dispatch Centre and the Power Plant Group in Korgen in Norway, I am about to start my fourth and final trainee period in…

Master the Weather

Two months ago I packed my bags in Wells-next-the-sea in the United Kingdom, turned North and travelled 1 700 km to Mo i Rana in Norway. It was time to say good bye to my colleagues at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm and shift the focus of my trainee programme from maintenance of wind power…

Working the Tides

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” – R. L. Stevenson When you are working abroad you broaden your horizon. You live in another country with a different history, culture and language than your own. You are taken out of your known world and get acquainted with new ideas,…

Trust Your Capabilities

I have spent the last two months working, living and enjoying the Norfolk coastline which is located in the East of England. I am part of the Statkraft trainee programme, of which I am currently doing and enjoying my second rotation. During my time in England I will be based at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore…