Attracting, developing and retaining talent are crucial to Sweco's long-term success. Our employees go to work every day and, each in their own way, shape the communities we will live in in the future. As a young employee at Sweco, you will discover that your strengths are utilised in the best way. We have been told that what differentiates Sweco is that our consultants are given full responsibility for their assignments early on. Although we work in different ways and not everyone meets customers on a daily basis, we all make important contributions to the customer experience. Sweco is a company for employees who want to perform and create value for their customers. A typical Sweco employee is approachable and committed to his or her customers and has a recognised expertise.
Thesis project, internship, trainee and summer jobs
We value and make use of the fresh knowledge that you, as a new graduate, can contribute. Together with your colleagues, you will take on exciting challenges that await in our many assignments. At Sweco you will have the opportunity to work in multifaceted projects, a variety of working groups and a wide network. You will be given responsibility for your own assignments and scope to take the initiative. And, not least, to build your future career.
At Sweco, professional development is not optional – it’s a requirement. For our employees, the opportunity to work on the most exciting assignment is a decisive factor.
Sweco is a company that shapes the leaders of tomorrow. Identifying talented people and giving them the opportunity to succeed has always been a crucial component of Sweco’s corporate culture.
"The first time I had any real contact with Sweco was towards the end of my specialisation, when I had just completed a course on coastal hydraulics at Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and felt that this was what I wanted to work with. I talked to the course coordinator about which companies I could turn to and he suggested the Coast and Rivers group at Sweco’s office in Malmö. A summer job led to a thesis project, which led to a full-time job, and since 2011 I am part of the Coast and Rivers specialist group."
"Surface water has become a hot topic after a number of severe rainfall, storm and flooding events that have led to massive costs for property and infrastructure damage. The awareness that we need to adapt our society to a changing climate is gaining ground on a wide front."
"Being an environmental consultant with a focus on surface water gives me the chance to take part in a process of change and contribute to a positive shift in which surface water is treated as a resource rather than a burden. It also means adapting our cities to the challenges brought by future climate changes."
"Because I work in a highly specialised group, it is natural to be at the leading edge in terms of expertise and to actively contribute to influencing urban and community development. This creates opportunities for me as an individual to develop my own knowledge. In addition, Sweco’s technical discipline network offers good opportunities to get acquainted with other colleagues who work in similar areas."
"I think it will vary depending on what part of the country we are looking at. Central and Northern Sweden still have enough elevation that rising sea levels will not be a serious threat for a long time. They also have predominantly rocky coasts, so erosion will not be a big problem. But if we look at southern Sweden, the difference will be more dramatic. I think that several areas will need to be surrounded by sea walls to protect them from flooding, but that we will find ways to make the barriers blend into the surrounding area to some extent. I also believe that the way we manage stormwater will be different, and that the water will be more visible in the urban landscape rather than being buried underground in pipes."
“The things that attracted me were the approach to working where everyone is given responsibility, the opportunities for client contact and the major development potential. Thanks to Sweco’s size and breadth of expertise, it’s possible to take part in a wide range of projects. Another factor was the trainee programme, which is a chance to get a flying start in a career through both training and networking,” says Victor Reinerstam.
“I first came in contact with Sweco at lunch lectures and job fairs during my time at university. Then, when I was studying for my master’s degree, this contact escalated after I was accepted into Sweco Future Talents, a student programme initiated by Sweco, and I also wrote my master’s thesis at Sweco. While I was there I got the feeling that it was a great place to work that offered many opportunities for development. And Sweco stood out from other companies because of its far-reaching sustainability commitment, which I think is important,” says Tove Juhl Andersen.
“It’s been exciting and enlightening. I work in a group with many senior consultants and thanks to them I’ve been able to get involved in the assignments immediately and learn a lot. They’re very conscientious about taking the time to share their expertise and experience, and that means a lot to me as a junior. It also gives me the courage to go outside my comfort zone and challenge myself. Through them, the trainee programme and Sweco Young, I’ve met many inspiring colleagues and feel that I have become part of a community,” adds Tove.
“I agree, it’s been extremely exciting. I was thrown into a project on my very first day and got into the role quickly thanks to my managers and colleagues. Since then I’ve worked in several projects and have been steadily given more and more responsibility,” says Victor. “In the first year I also had the trainee programme that gave me a good overview of Sweco’s operations and, above all, a useful network of professional contacts.”
“Right now I’m working on several assignments, such as environmental impact assessments in permit applications for AstraZeneca and various assignments in the waste area. I try to be involved in many different assignments so that I can get insight into the areas where Sweco is active and learn as much as possible,” says Tove.
“I’m also working on simultaneously in several projects of varying size. My typical duties vary from performing calculations and designing structures for buildings to creating 3D models and design drawings. At the moment I’m responsible for calculations in several really interesting projects for Scania in Södertälje,” says Victor.