It sends a very positive signal to students that the Group welcomes interns and wants to contribute to the education of young people, says Christian Bundgaard Nielsen, an engineering intern in Aalborg.
“I think it’s great that MT Højgaard gives its interns the great responsibility that we’ve been given and on such major and expensive projects such as the New Aalborg University Hospital (NAU). The company sends a very positive signal to students that they will actively help to train us,” says 30-year-old Christian Bundgaard Nielsen, who is studying to become a civil engineer at Aalborg University, specialising in construction management.
North Jutland's largest construction site currently
When it comes to construction management, Christian could not have found a better place to do his internship than at NAU. MT Højgaard is responsible for the 155,000m2 shell-construction contract worth DKK 560 million. Christian works with 14 engineers, design engineers and other employees on a daily basis, and out on the huge construction site he is in regular contact with the concrete workers.
Christian says that he is faced with many challenges every day and is allowed to develop as a person along with those he works with.
“And so it's great to come to such a large construction site. There aren’t many of them in North Jutland. It's a completely different experience from just reading about it. This gives me and the other interns some hands-on experience, which means that we will be able to handle tasks on small and large construction sites in the future,” he says.
Gets to take responsibility
Christian values the fact that he gets to be part of the teams on site, and the longer his internship has gone on, the more tasks he has been allowed to tackle and decide on.
“Of course, there’s always someone nearby that can help when needed, so I'm never alone. But the more responsibility you take on, the more you’re allowed to do. And it’s important for the intern to get to do this,” emphasises Christian Bundgaard Nielsen.