Trainee Automation Engineer - AFRY Academy

Trainee Automation Engineer - AFRY Academy


Company Description
AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.
We are 17,000 devoted experts in infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalization, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come.
The company was originally founded in 1895 and is listed on the stock market in Stockholm. Our geographical stronghold is the Nordic countries. One of the technical fields we have a strong position in is automation. We are approximately 1000 automation engineers in Nordic countries and we deliver some of the largest and most critical automation projects eg. within the following segments: pharmaceutical, food, beverage, power production, pulp and paper, water & wastewater and infrastructure projects (tunnel, airports etc).
Please see for more information about our company.

Job Description
Trainee - Automation engineer with focus on ABB´s DCS platform 800xA. We seek 5 or more new talents eager to become skilled automation engineers within DCS programming
The position is a trainee position for 9 months starting end September 2022 and finishing end June 2023. After the trainee period is finished the position will be transferred to an ordinary employment as “Automation engineer” at one of AFRY´s highly skilled automations sections in Denmark or Sweden. Possible locations are Karlstad, Gothenburg, Varberg, Malmö, Copenhagen or Kalundborg.
The trainee period will focus on learning the platform ABB 800xA and getting acquainted with various industry segment applications eg. pharmaceuticals, water & wastewater and process industry. The trainee period will include basic training on the platform. After completed basic training the trainees will do 3 sessions of internship. These sessions will be held at offices in Denmark and Sweden. Each session has a duration of approximately 10 weeks.

We are looking for persons with a solid technical education eg. B.Sc in electrical engineering, automation or chemistry and an interest to work with programming of large and complex automation systems.
We believe you are at the beginning of your engineering career and now look forward to developing and using your theoretical training practically!
Excellent skills in English as well as one Scandinavian language is required. Driver´s license is also required.
The projects typically include phases with on-site work at the customer’s site. These phases often include some long working days and periods of being away from home for one or several weeks. Hence, we look for candidates who find this challenging and fun.
As a person, we believe you are curious, willing to learn and have a burning eager to start your career as an Automation Engineer.
In addition to this trainee training in ABB 800xA, we can offer you awesome colleagues, technology at the absolute forefront, continuous development and stimulating assignments.
AFRY is ranked as one of Scandinavia´s most popular employers among engineers. With us, you are involved in developing innovative and sustainable solutions in infrastructure, energy, digitalization and industry.

Additional Information
Deadline for applications: August 15. Press the apply button bellow of your preferred location.
Interviews will be held during second half of August and candidates will be selected and given notice early in September.
The employment start date is September 19:th.
Possible location for the employment is Karlstad, Gothenburg, Varberg, Malmö, Copenhagen and Kalundborg.
The ambition is that the trainee group will include persons from both Denmark and Sweden and from several of the offices mentioned above.
During the internship period the candidates will work at three different AFRY offices. The most probable locations are Karlstad, Gothenburg, Varberg, Malmö, Copenhagen and Kalundborg.
The candidates will receive ordinary payment during the trainee period.
AFRY will also reimburse travel expenses for all travel to training classes and internship work during the trainee period. This also includes trips to home every 2:nd week.
AFRY will also pay daily allowance and travel time compensation.
The basic training in ABB 800xA systems will be held in Västerås (Sweden) in week 39, 40, 41 and 43. The training will be held in English and/or Swedish depend on the groups wishes.
Our ambition is to launch a similar trainee program for 10 persons starting summer 2023. If you are interested to participate in that trainee program please contact us, see contact information below.
Contact information
Jens Gjerløv – Manager
+45 2235 3424
Kim Pedersen - Manager
+45 8188 2338
Jens Rasmussen – Manager
+45 2210 5479
Per Erik Rasmusson – Manager
+46 10 505 38 86
Gothenburg and Varberg
Mikael Esberg – Manager
+46 10 505 09 99
Tobias Kåberg – Manager
+46 72 077 21 26
Gustaf Hesslegård - Recruitment Partner (Sweden)
+46 10 505 00 50
AFRY is committed to creating an inclusive & diverse environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or age. You will be part of a global and diverse company where our differences are our strengths. Join us to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.


  • Arbetsplats: AFRY AB TROLLHÄTTAN
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  • Publicerat: 4 juli 2022
  • Ansök senast: 3 augusti 2022


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