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Installation in progress in Bergen

A lot has happened since our last blog post…

At the end of November, Silje went to visit and learn from the Delivery and Sales units located in Bergen. She was welcomed by highly motivated and passionate employees, who taught her about the business, customers, robots, opportunities and challenges ahead. And she even got a glimpse of the broadband installers in action while driving through the streets of Bergen!

Progress

We’ve also made significant progress working on our trainee challenge since our last blog post. We went on a trainee trip to Hemsedal with our trainee coordinator, Einar, where the main purpose was to do further research and decide on which ideas we wanted to proceed with.

Deciding on our ideas!

During the workshop, we went through all the ideas once more, presented each of them, discussed and gave our final votes on which ones we were the most excited about. At the end we finally agreed on four ideas: waste optimization, aquaculture project, eSim project and smart transport (Stay tuned to hear more about these ideas in the next blog post!).

Christmas dinner!

Ready… set… ski!

While the challenge is great fun, we didn’t spend the whole trip working. We also found time for skiing and a lovely Christmas dinner!

After the trip we identified and set up meetings with internal and external stakeholders we needed to speak with in order to develop the ideas further. We’re all very excited to finally get started with this next step in the process!

Peace

Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Another recent highlight was when Julie, Torstein, Lavinia and Marius attended the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Telenor Arena. Telenor is one of the main sponsors of the concert which takes place in connection with the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony each year. It is a musical tribute, held annually to honor the year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

This year the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.

Purpose

Recently, we’ve also taken part in the development of a new Telenor purpose statement and a set of Telenor behaviours.

We were one of the many groups of employees who were invited to give input and feedback on the different suggestions throughout the process. While we found it really difficult to sum up the purpose of Telenor in one sentence – we had a lot of fun brainstorming! And we were all surprised but very happy with the end result!

That’s it for this blog post! Next time we’ll be telling you about our upcoming trip to Asia…

THE TRAINEES

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