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Apprentices Join the Sandnessjøen team

ASCO’s Sandnessjøen base in Norway are delighted to add two new apprentices to their team.

Marita Øvre-Johansen and Joakim Andreassen recently joined ASCO. Marita’s apprenticeship will focus on office administration whilst Joakim will concentrate his efforts on logistics.

Joakim studied sales, service and security at high school before visiting a supply base and deciding to apply for an apprenticeship in logistics. Joakim now has a two year contract, forklift certificate and has completed a course in cargo handling and slinging. Joakim will take on a number of tasks including working within load and discharge operations, receipts and receipt control. 

Meanwhile Marita has studied sales, service and communications and has previous work experience. After she became a mother, she decided to specialise in office administration and started as an apprentice with “Helgeland Industrier” in 2010. She now aims to complete the remaining seven months of her apprenticeship with ASCO. In addition to working for ASCO, she is also studying business economics and accounting at the University in Bodø. 

All apprentices are enrolled in a ‘Security in the Supply Chain’ course which is related to the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS) which is mandatory before being allowed in to the base area. The apprentices can also expect to undertake courses related to work permits and safe job analysis, safety in the supply chain, chemicals, fire protection during hot work as well as on the job training.

Picture caption - Marita (left) and Joakim (Right) started with ASCO earlier this summer.