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Crossing the hurdle with great expectations

Sture and Celine are two of the 55 talented young people who have won apprenticeships at Herøya companies. They are looking forward, with excitement and anticipation, to learning more. 

Sture Thorsdal is an apprentice automation technician at RHI Normag and has already been given lots of exciting things to do.

Sture Thorsdal is an apprentice automation technician at RHI Normag and has already been given lots of exciting things to do.

Sture Thorsdal is an apprentice automation technician at RHI Normag and has already been given lots of exciting things to do.

Sture Thorsdal is an apprentice automation technician at RHI Normag. He studied at Skogmo upper secondary school and lives in Rørholt in Bamble.

– This is the first time RHI has accepted apprentices – are you nervous?

I’m expecting things to go well. I was here on work experience, so that gave me a good impression of the place!

– What are you expecting?

I’m expecting them to support me so that I can complete my curriculum, and I’m expecting to be involved in lots of exciting things. There’s quite a lot of equipment here, old and new. It’s good to see how old equipment works.

Sture Thorsdal eagerly started on his apprenticeship as soon as he finished school on 23 June. “I’m given the most exciting tasks to do. We’re setting up a brand new PLS control system just at the moment,” says this very motivated apprentice.

Celine Olsen, 19, is an apprentice in the chemical processing discipline at Yara Porsgrunn. She was a student at Porsgrunn upper secondary school, studying chemical processing, and lives in Heistad.

– You’ve started your apprenticeship working shifts at the ammonia plant – are you nervous?

Celine Olsen got off to a flying start as a process apprentice at the Yara ammonia plant.

Celine Olsen got off to a flying start as a process apprentice at the Yara ammonia plant. 

It was quite a start. The plant stopped operating on my second 12-hour night shift, and we spent the entire night working to get it back up and running. We had 15 minutes to grab a bite to eat, and the hectic atmosphere meant I didn’t learn anything in the normal way. Now the operation of the plant is stable again, so things are better.

– What are you expecting?

I’m responsible for my own learning, but I’m expecting plenty of follow-up. I’m expecting to be involved in most things and work like the other process operators. I’m expecting to become a good process operator, and for this to lead to good job opportunities for me either at Yara or elsewhere in the future. And of course, to get my certificate of completed apprenticeship as well. I’ve heard that nobody’s failed here before. I’m really happy with this job so far.  

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