Hi Josefine, tell us a little about yourself!
I work as a design engineer in Västerås and have been a consultant at Avalon since my graduation in 2019. It is and has been a fantastically joyful experience, such amazingly exciting assignments you can end up with. This far I have worked with everything from surgical tables to robots! In my spare time I enjoy creating, I’m full of ideas and constantly have various projects going at home.
WTop 3 – best thing about being a consultant?
- The challenge and opportunity to develop oneself
- The opportunity to try different types of assignments and different types of businesses
- You get to meet many lovely and driven people
How would you describe Avalon company culture?
Avalon has an open company culture where each and every employee is seen and heard. We are a funky mix of individuals. It is also wonderful to know you are always welcome to visit and work from any of the different offices around Sweden.
You have been a design engineer since 2019, what is the most important thing you’ve learned until now?
Be humble and open to new challenges during your assignments. I feel it is incredibly important to be responsive when you’re at an assignment, responsive to your tasks and responsive to your colleagues. This takes you far and it helps build good relationships. Noone knows everything, but together with your colleagues incredible solutions can be found.
You have worked in several different fields, has this changed your view on design engineering?
When I went to university and during my first year as a design engineer I dreamt of working with consumer products, I think everyone dreams about being a design engineer at IKEA. It’s easy to relate to those products. Heavy industry felt grey and boring, what did I have there to do? Still I would like to tell anyone who is unsure to take a chance at the heavier industry. There are incredibly amazing products being made and many of the heavy industries are currently shifting to a more sustainable future, giving us the opportunity to contribute to a better tomorrow. Heavy industry isn’t grey and boring, it is fun and very interesting!