Graduate leadership programme: Meet the new intake

The newest group of Saab Graduates is made up of nine highly motivated, diverse employees. Our journey started already in September 2017 and continues through October 2018.

Throughout our graduate time we’re learning about Saab, travelling to and experiencing different Saab offices, meeting employees around the world - sharing experiences with everyone! As we’re already posting blog pieces and articles along the way we thought it would only be right to introduce ourselves formally! Here is a quick glimpse into this year’s group with much more to come in the future!

The 2017/18 graduate intake are placed within four of the six different Business Areas within Saab, namely, Aeronautics, Surveillance, Support & Services, and Kockums. Together and separately we’ll explore and discover the wide variety of the Saab world!

 

 

Oskar Ahlstedt, Commercial Manager, Aeronautics

Where are you from?

Uppsala, Sweden.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Experience the archipelago and the wildlife there by kayaking.

What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?

Learn about our society and training

What skill would you like to master?

Flying 

 

Maria Andersson

Maria Andersson, Project Manager, Surveillance

Where are you from?

I am born and raised in the small and old town Nyköping.

What is the best way to start the day?

A good morning starts with snooze, shower, coffee and hugs.

How do you relax after a hard day at work?

After a hard day at work I change to workout clothes, go to the CrossFit box and push through a tough workout with some friends. Workout is the best way to clear your mind and gain new energy.

Who inspires you to be better?

The person who inspires me to be better is myself. My inner drive and the high level of ambition makes me constantly strive to improve and develop as a person.The best project I will ever work on is me.

 

Yasmin Chaoui El Kaid
 
Yasmin Chaoui El Kaid, Supply Chain Analyst, Surveillance
Where are you from?
A small town in Morocco.
What is the best way to start the day?
Meditating followed by a very good breakfast.
What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?
Kickboxing.
How do you relax after a hard day at work?
Take a warm bath. 

 

Henrik Jönsson
 
Henrik Jönsson, Project Manager, Surveillance
Where are you from?
Falsterbo, Skåne, Sweden.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Climb a mountain that requires you to challenge yourself a bit extra.
What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?
Sailing.
Who inspires you to be better?
My older brother. 

 

Daniel Karlsson
 
Daniel Karlsson, Strategic Planning, Aeronautics
Where are you from?
The City of Bromölla, Sweden.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Go backpacking!
What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?
Snowboarding.
What skill would you like to master?
Some cool variety of Yoga.

 

Rachel Klink
 
Rachel Klink,Program Manager,Surveillance
Where are you from?
Syracuse, NY, USA.
How do you relax after a hard day at work?
Curl up on the couch with a blanket and watch Netflix.
What skill would you like to master?
I would like to learn more languages/ become fluent in languages.
Who inspires you to be better?
My family, but especially my goddaughter because I want to be the best role model possible. 

 

Tom Lagerbäck Westblom
 
Tom Lagerbäck Westblom, Project Manager, Support & Services
Where are you from?
Gävle, Sweden.
What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?
Eat some really good food.
As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
Probably talk to myself.
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Be happy. 

 

Viktor Lundström
Viktor Lundström, Purchasing, Surveillance
Where are you from?
Lidköping, Sweden.
What is the best way to start the day?
Early with a big breakfast including an even bigger cup of coffee in front of Stranger Things (TV series).
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Moving abroad to a country where it does not rain 300 days a year.
Who inspires you to be better?
My girlfriend who beats me in basically everything that involves intellect. 

 

Oscar Sjöberg
Oscar Sjöberg, Logistics Engineer, Kockums
Where are you from?
I am born and raised in Skåne, southern Sweden.
What is your favorite activity to do in your spare time?
I like to spend time with my friends down at the local CrossFit box. Besides CrossFit, I also enjoy skiing and good, long meals.
What skill would you like to master?
To speak at least four languages fluently.
As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
Hijack a spaceship.