Ulrika Helander Sjöblom

Job title: Technical Project Manager
Location: Järfälla (Stockholm), Sweden
Education: M.Sc. in Engineering Physics

 

Short personal summary

Ulrika graduated from KTH in 2019 and holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics. She first came into contact with Saab through her master's thesis position at Avionics Systems, where she investigated the performance and suitability of IR sensors in unfavourable weather conditions. During her studies, she spent a lot of time involved in different student organizations and also one semester in Singapore, as an exchange student at Nanyang Technological University. Ulrika enjoys travelling and experimenting with food; she has an ongoing kombucha brewing project as well as an entire shelf in the fridge dedicated to jars with a variety of fermented veggies. Ulrika is currently employed as Technical Project Manager at Combat Systems & C4I Solutions in Järfälla.

 

Why did you apply to the graduate program?

As I did my master’s thesis project at Saab, I got to see one small corner of a very big company. I became curious about other parts of the company and the Graduate program seemed like an amazing opportunity to get the bigger picture and at the same time develop my leadership skills. I also liked the fact that Saab is an international company with opportunities to travel and work abroad.

 

What is it like to be a graduate at Saab?

You get a unique chance to see many different parts of the company, with regard to business area but also geographical location, with opportunities to travel within Sweden but also to a variety of sites abroad. You also get to tailor the graduate year together with your manager to fit your own interests and development goals. You get the chance to grow your contact network in every direction and lots of opportunities to step out of your comfort zone.

 

Has your image of Saab changed during the program?

Yes, it just expands more and more; the range of products in our portfolio and the applications they cover and also the fact that we have so many sites worldwide. I realized how long and complex many of our projects really are and I have also become well aware of all the experience and talent within this company.

 

Can we contact you if we have additional questions?

Yes of course, you can contact me on LinkedIn.