The office apprentice never gets bored

Karen Viggódóttir has been an office apprentice since 2015

I knew Aarsleff quite well before I was employed, so I knew it was a big company where I would get the chance to try different things. From day one it became clear that it was not a place where you get bored.

At the office I am considered part of the team, and I don’t just sit in front of the computer with routine work. We each have our areas of responsibility – e.g. I keep track of our OHS representatives, register weekly time sheets, update employment files and handle invoicing – but my work is very varied, and I also come up with new assignments. E.g. I have the administrative responsibility for our building operative apprentices during their training.

I am also involved in the Senior Club for Aarsleff's retired employees. It is a lot of fun. We have site visits and a general meeting each year, and we send them birthday presents. I like when we go on trips, and some of the senior employees tell funny stories about the old days.

One of the best things about my workplace is my colleagues. They are nice and good at providing professional input. We are a team of five girls in the administration, and they have all given me a warm welcome.

I look forward to completing my education as office assistant. There are lots of opportunities to develop professionally, and if a permanent position shows up with Aarsleff, I would accept it right away.