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Reflections on the Operations Trainee Program

Reflections on the Operations Trainee Program

Anton Gustavsson
Operations Manager, Enterprise Sales Projects, Sweden

Anton Gustavasson spent eighteen months on the Operations Trainee Program – and has never looked back. He studied an M.Sc. Communication, Transports and Infrastructure, followed by an MA in Industrial Economics & Supply Chain Management at Linköping University, Sweden.

Combining a sharp focus on Supply Chain Management - with genuine responsibilities from day one - the Axis Operations Trainee Program gave Anton an opportunity to apply his knowledge in practice. As part of the scheme, he worked in volume purchasing, supply chain management, and as a project manager. He also spent three months in Japan helping onboard a new contract manufacturer. Now, he’s leading an exciting new initiative within Operations.

‘I still feel that I am developing both on a professional and personal level, which is really important to me,’ he says. ‘It’s fun to work for a company that’s growing fast and always looking at the opportunities which lie ahead. I would encourage students to apply to the scheme and get a chance to apply what they are learning.”

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