“Bosch prioritizes the associates in every step of the way "
André Lindström, Training Coordinator for the Hägglunds Training Academy
André works as Training Coordinator for the Hägglunds Training Academy at Bosch Rexroth Mellansel. “I really like the diversity in my job. The fact that every day looks different suits me very well as a person and I learn a lot from different areas. I have daily contact with our international colleagues and my job also allows me to travel to different countries and take in new cultures, while growing on a personal level.
Before André started working at Bosch, he had a fixed-term position at another company in Örnsköldsvik and was looking for new opportunities. At that time, Bosch Rexroth in Mellansel implemented a new ERP system and at the same time were growing and hiring. “I applied and got my first position as Master Planner in the Logistics Department, part of Bosch Rexroth Graduate Programme”. After one year and a half working with the logistics department, he was offered a new job as GSP-trainee in the area of Sales and Service. “I learned a lot during these two years as I had the opportunity to work with four different areas, including Product Management, Project Support, Service and Aftermarket and finally New Sales”. After finishing his Trainee Programme, he was offered the position of Training Coordinator for the Hägglunds Training Academy, which focuses on internal and external training for Bosch Rexroth employees and customers working with the Hägglunds brand.
André did not know a lot about Bosch Rexroth before he applied for the position. “Like many others, I knew a thing or two about Bosch power tools and household machines”. However, now, he truly believes that Bosch is a large international company with good career opportunities and a supportive employer making careers possible. The company believes that everyone should be able to apply their skills and use their potential to the full extent, independent of their area of responsibility. “With good working conditions, innovative working atmosphere and the possibility of social benefits outside work, I think that Bosch Rexroth is a great employer”.
In his department, there are 17 people working in different areas. The actual Hägglunds Training Academy consists of two people. Here, André’s working days can look very different. “There is always something new and challenging to work with and this has been very beneficial for me as a person and for my personal growth”. André is responsible for all internal and external sales training within Bosch Rexroth with focus on the Hägglunds brand. The role includes planning the Hägglunds Training Academy together with the Service and Marketing Manager, driving and developing the Hägglunds training portfolio, marketing the available training courses and providing the necessary information for all stakeholders, and much more.
As many others, André faced the challenge of mastering all the new information and knowledge needed for his new work position. “The area of hydraulics and heavy industry was also quite new to me so that is something that I have learned about from my experience so far”. Today, he likes the challenges his work brings. Every day there is something new to attend to and often you have to work with many different areas at the same time. The academy is currently working on extending the training portfolio. “This is very exciting and the result will be very beneficial for all our colleagues”.
André has learned a lot since he started at Bosch Rexroth. “My knowledge of hydraulics and the industry has increased a lot since I started. I have also improved my communication and leadership skills, working both nationally and internationally with different projects but also conducting different training”. Working with multiple projects and tasks at the same time has also helped him to improve his multitasking and prioritizing skills.
“I think that my previous experience and my current position will help me to build my future career. I have built my knowledge foundation from different areas in the company and I think that this will be very beneficial for me in the coming years. I want to develop myself all the time and see where my limits are. My goal is to work on issues related to business and strategy. In the long term, I am reaching for a leading position where I can have the opportunity to use my ability to communicate and lead other people nationally and internationally”.