Construction operative ready to build the high-rises of the future

Mille Christine Eriksen has been an apprentice since 2015

I chose a career as building operative because it sounded exciting and challenging. Generally, I like to use my hands, and I was surprised how easy it was to get an apprenticeship. Actually, I was offered two different apprenticeships at Aarsleff.

No two days are the same on the site. Right now we are working on a high-rise building, and in one day we are able to install the formwork, tie the reinforcement bars and carry out the concreting work.  It is exciting to participate in the entire process and see how people, machinery and equipment go hand in hand to create the buildings which surround us each day.

What I like the most about my apprenticeship are my good colleagues. There is a strong team spirit, and we have fun together. I commute about 200 kilometres each day, but I cannot imagine finding another apprenticeship because I really like the good teamwork we have.

I work together with many experienced colleagues. They are skilled operatives and engineers who are open to new ideas and ways to do things, which is nice. I also enjoy the responsibility that I am assigned with. Often, I just get a drawing and then it is up to me to find out how the job is carried out in the best possible way. That is good preparation for life after school.