The new Falckoners are here!
A year after our first four graduates (Helene, Hugh, Rasmus, and Caroline) entered Falck, our second wave of graduates—six this time out of more than four-hundred—have made it through the initial assessments. They have joined Falck from September in different positions and business streams. We have invited our new batch of young professionals to our headquarters, Falck-Huset, beforehand and asked them to bring two personal items that were important to them.
Mark attended Global Studies at Roskilde University and has worked on Falck ambulances before. By applying as a graduate, he wanted to come back to Falck in a very different role. His items are a set of chopsticks, because Mark lived in Beijing for a while and got used to eating with chopsticks there, as well as a book about wine—not only because he likes to drink wine, but because he went on an actual wine tasting Tour de France through vineyards and chateaus in France. That is a level of dedication we can appreciate. From September, he will work in Emergency on change management, which for him, is a perfect place to start the programme: “I am very proud to be back with Falck, and in particular to be working in the Emergency branch, where I spent my first 7 years as an EMT. It has been almost 5 years since I left Falck in order to focus on my studies, and starting my new career in the same company completes the circle of my academic journey.”
Kristine just graduated from Copenhagen Business School with a master’s degree in International Business Communication and will work in Group HR. She looks very much forward to this and states: “I am very pleased to be working in Group HR for my first rotation of the graduate programme. Group HR is undergoing some significant changes, and I am excited to work with the team on the coming initiatives to best support the business as a whole.” Her two items were music sheets and a little elephant figurine from Thailand. She enjoys singing and has been doing it for as long as she can remember. She sang in choirs, bands, and even musicals. She is looking for a new choir now, so maybe she will appear in our very own Falck choir soon. The figurine shows that she loves exploring cultures and travelling, which is great, since all graduates will go on to work in other countries and business areas after their first eight months.
Jonas also just graduated from Innovation and Business Development at Copenhagen Business School. There, he learned about design-focused thinking and improving services, and since Falck is a business of many different services, it seemed like a perfect fit. His new position will be in Falck Assistance, specifically the Nordic Commercial department. Jonas tells: “I consider my position an unique opportunity, and I’m certain that I will learn a lot. Nonetheless, I also hope to activate my specialised knowledge within innovation management and business development. I look very much forward to meeting all of my new colleagues.” For our meeting, he brought a Spanish dictionary and a running watch with him. The dictionary shows that he travelled a lot around Spain but also Latin America, and it is a sign to anyone who went there as well to share a good story. So, if you do, write him a line or two. The running watch shows how much he enjoys doing sports.
Paulina, who is originally from Poland, graduated from Copenhagen Business School in Finance and Strategy Management after completing her first master’s degree at Warsaw University. So Paulina didn’t settle with one master, she wanted two. She tells: “The moment I met and talked to Falck employees for the first time during the Assessment Day I was sure that it was a company for me. Their enthusiasm and very open culture of sharing views and ideas impressed me and made me feel very comfortable. I am also motivated to dedicate my best knowledge and skills to the company, and I am happy I can finally combine my job with helping others on a daily basis.” Her items are a passport and a cookbook. The passport is a symbol for her desire to travel. She loves exploring new cultures and languages and meeting new people. The cookbook shows her passion for cooking (with a specific weakness for porridge). From September, she will work in Safety Services.
Pim comes from the Netherlands, and has an education in Physical Geography and Ecosystems. That may have little to do with Falck and his new position, but Pim was specifically looking for a more human side to his work. Going home at the end of the workday, knowing that he did not only work for a salary but also made a difference in people’s lives matters a lot. His items are a spatula and a set of headphones. The spatula is yet another symbol for cooking. With so many cooks among the new graduates, dinner parties seem almost inevitable. The headphones are meant to show his deep connection to music. It has been a very important part of his life, specifically when he played the guitar and the piano. From September on, he is working in Global Assistance, which he is very much looking forward to. He expresses: ”I’m very excited to be part of the programme, which for me feels like a good place to be right after university. FGA is a rapidly-growing organisation, and this will lead to many smaller and bigger challenges for me to learn from and to help solve in the coming eight months. I’m looking forward to experiencing the ‘Global’ part of FGA, in the sense of getting to know people from around the world and how they work together to help others.”
Stine started a couple of months earlier than the others—in June. She studied Business Administration and Psychology and will be part of our brand new Group Strategy Office, that works with Falck’s new corporate strategy. She explains: ”I feel very privileged to start my career in the Falckoner Graduate Programme. As I see it, it is an unique opportunity to experience many different aspects of Falck and try out different roles that hopefully will help me develop and refine my skills.” As her first item, she brought a coffee maker because she loves good coffee (so now we know on who’s office door we have to knock when the coffee machine breaks). Her second item is a set of keys. They symbolize her wish to open doors and find the missing puzzle piece to problems.