The matching process
For my Master, I studied Business and Development Studies at CBS and to be honest, Falck was not the first company that came into mind, when I applied for my first job. Even though my knowledge about Falck’s global presence improved during the application process, I was still surprised to discover what I would be working on during my first rotation at Falck.
These first eight months I am organising large international field exercises for EU’s civil protection mechanism, collaborating with BØRNEfonden on a project to train health workers in Benin and working on a strategy for Falck’s engagement in the developing world.
Looking back on my application process, one of the most challenging aspects was not knowing what kind of tasks we could be assigned or which business units we could end up working in. At the time, this was a bit frustrating and made the preparations for the interviews tricky, as we did not know which skills would be required in a future Falckoner position. However from my experience, this uncertainty is also what is great about the Falckoner programme, as it allows you to have an impact on where you will be placed in the organisation and which assignments you will be working on.
My best advice to help this matching process and ensure that you are offered a position that suits your background and is in line with your career aspirations is to be as honest and as reflected as possible in the interviews. The information you share here is key to where you will work the next eight months.
From my personal experience I can just say, that I could not imagine a better match.