Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future, showcase your skills and gain insight into the Aker companies for the opportunity to become a summer intern or graduate employee in 2020?
If the answer is yes, join our Aker Talent Student Challenge this October.
For the third time, we will gather 40 students for the Aker Talent Student Challenge. These talented young people will work in cross-functional teams to solve real sustainability challenges faced by the seven Aker companies Cognite, Aker Solutions, Aker BP, MHWirth, Kværner, Aker Energy and Aker BioMarine. Last year, around 20 participants were selected for internships or graduate positions.
Read below about what previous Aker Talent Summer Interns have worked on in Aker BioMarine.
Education: M.Sc ICT & Marine Cybernetics, NTNU
From: Oslo, Norway
Aker Talent Student Challenge: 2018
Last October I attended the Aker Talent Student Challenge. This was an exciting experience allowing me to get insight into the everyday challenges facing the Aker companies and take a shot at the challenges myself. Three weeks after the event I was contacted by Aker BioMarine offering a summer internship in their Big Data and Analytics team. The Big Data and Analytics team has been tasked to provide Aker BioMarine insights into their most valuable business questions. One of the most important use cases involves increasing average catch-per-day. I was involved in supporting this use case, by creating a map-based tool for vessels to find the best locations at a given time. This tool helps the vessel crew to make more informed decisions based on real world data.
To achieve this, I investigated:
Aker Talent has also opened doors for other job vacancies. In January 2020 I will be working as a graduate software engineer in Cognite.
Education: M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, OsloMet and NTNU
From: Molde, Norway
Aker Talent Student Challenge: 2017
Aker Talent was very exciting. You get challenged and learn a lot, including having a lot of fun and meeting new people.
As a Summer Intern in Aker BioMarine, I worked with various tasks in both offshore and onshore production. From the headquarter at Fornebu, I worked on further development of the vessel factories in Antarctica. In this task, I used and developed mass balances to better understand the factories and to look at different scenarios of potential changes to the factory. Based on historical data, I looked at the possibilities of optimizing parts of the factory.
I also had the opportunity to stay at the krill oil plant in Houston. There, I participated in a project aimed to increase the capacity of the krill oil production. As part of an engineering team in Houston, I also gained insight into what it's like to work at a 24-hour continuous factory and participated in everyday tasks as an engineer - in addition to social events in the evening.
Education: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
From: Bergen, Norway
Aker Talent Student Challenge: 2018
Aker Talent Student Challenge gave me a unique insight in how the different Aker-companies operate, as well as the opportunity to work in cross-functional teams with other students. It was also very rewarding to solve a case regarding real sustainability challenges and at the same time have fun with my team and learning a lot in the process.
After participating in Aker Talent Student Challenge 2018 I was offered a position as summer intern at Aker BioMarine in the finance department. Here I got the opportunity to work with corporate analytics and create reports in Power BI based on data of the company’s costs and working capital. I also got the pleasure of presenting my work for the entire company at the end of the summer. The Aker Talent Student Challenge event is a unique opportunity to get to know the Aker-companies, as well as work on exciting cases. I strongly recommend students to apply!