Erica Magnusson and Maritza Erlandsson who are working on the final assembly of Gripen, participated at the WorldSkills Event in Uppsala, Sweden recently. Both these women have graduated from top tier flight schools in Sweden before successfully applying for jobs at Saab.
About working at Saab, Erica believes that it is a company with many opportunities. "If I put in the effort, I know that Saab will back me up and help me sharpen my skills," she said.
Erica, on the other hand, is excited about the fact that she works on Gripen. "It feels great to be working with something that is at the leading edge, like when we work on the Gripen E fighter. When we run into problems we get together and talk it over to come up with a solution instead of trying to work it out alone," she said.
The contest in Uppsala involves young students testing their skills against one another in 40 occupational categories. The event aims at building interest and recruitment for vocational training among young students and professionals.
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