We are so excited to have finally started our year as Management Trainees in Telenor! The first two weeks have been so busy and engaging, filled with lots of activities, seminars and new faces and information – and of course some fun challenges too. (We’ll get back to that a little later!)

Our first week was a kick-off week, which included everything from learning more about Telenor’s journey from its origins to where we are today in our preparations for 5G, to hearing some of the new products and innovations within sectors like e-health and artificial intelligence. We also learned more about Telenor’s presence outside of Scandinavia and the work that goes into entering new markets and some of the success stories like Myanmar and Bangladesh and the impact Telenor has had in these countries.

Of course we found time for some team building activities too, like enjoying the last of the Norwegian summer with a swim in the Oslo fjord during lunch!

To wrap up the week, we were lucky enough to sit down for an hour with Telenor’s CEO Sigve Brekke. We shared our motivations for joining Telenor and the power of telecom in empowering societies. Sigve shared with us some very personal accounts of his reflections on Telenor’s impact in countries like Myanmar, which was truly inspiring!

Finally, we discussed the expectations we have of Telenor and particularly Sigve as a leader. He also set out his expectations for us for the year ahead, including handing us a challenge!

The challenge is…

… revealed in our next blog post, CHALLENGE, here!

The Trainees.

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