Tele2’s Executive Trainee programme is a career expressway – but only for the best and the brightest. Meet one of the 2015/2016 trainees, Jonathan Hasse.
Hobbies: Travelling, Photography, Food, Nice weather, Sports (Skiing, Climbing, Surfing, Football, Running, Muay Thai), Arsenal football Club, Nature and animals, Brewing Beer
Cool experiences: Paragliding in Nepal, night snorkeling with sharks in Australia.
Why did you apply for a role with Tele2?
– I was intrigued by the telecom industry during my studies. Combined with the long history Tele2 has of bringing in trainees, it seemed like the ideal place for me. The opportunity to work this close with members of the leadership team really is unique, and gives great insight into how the business is run.
What did you do before?
– Before joining Tele2, I was with Business Sweden in Saudi Arabia, while also finishing my Masters at the University of Sydney.
Describe a typical day at Tele2
– A workday at Tele2 is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get. There is always a lot going on, and people are always willing to involve you if you are willing to help out. In other words, every day is different, and never what you expect it to be. But you end up getting so much more out of it.
What challenges are you facing in your day-to-day job?
– As a trainee you get a lot of responsibility from day one, and work on many tasks and projects simultaneously. So you have to act fast, be able to learn new things quickly and be ready for new challenges every day.
How would you say that your bag items reflect you?
– They were the first things that came to mind and probably show I am an active person driven by curiosity. I like to do sports, and try out new things as often as I can.
Out of the items in your bag, which one do you cherish the most and why?
– My portable speaker – Music can cheer up any situation.
If you had to throw away one item in your bag, which one would it be?
– My hair product – Appearance is secondary, it’s what’s inside that counts.
What was the biggest surprise when you started at Tele2?
– My colleagues at Tele2 are extremely action-oriented. They always want to get things done and to help out where needed.
What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?
– Be honest with yourself and find or found a company that matches your values and ambitions. Be yourself.
In one word, what is your biggest strength?
What is your favourite website or app?
– Viaplay. With it, I never miss a game.
Do you feel that you have what it takes? Click here to apply