Meet Lene Toft Kristensen 👇, who studies at the Southern University of Denmark to become a Bachelor of Engineering👩🎓.
At Lactosan A/S we are hosting students in internships from various educations. We have been doing so for many years and we see it as our obligation to help educate the next generation and nurturing young talent. It is part of our CSR strategy which is aligned to the UN goal 4: Quality Education.
Lene Toft Kristensen is doing a 100-day internship under the supervision of our Plant Manager Hans Christian Hoff-Andersen. She is working with the tracking and visualizing of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) within various production related areas, and she has developed dashboards that provide management and employees with a good overview on a weekly/monthly basis. Also, she will be looking into our sustainability KPI’s (use of gas, electricity, water etc.). This is how Lene describes her internship experience with us:
“It is fantastic to work in a company where theories can be transferred into something practical. Once you get into the production you find out that sometimes the different parameters in a theory do not take human factors into consideration. And then the challenge is to learn how to navigate, and I find that exciting. I am a trained dairy technician too so that is of great benefit to me. I have been given the freedom to make my own planning of the processes for my tasks here. It is freedom with responsibility to reach the goals for my project. Being an intern at Lactosan gives me valuable insight in the processing of Cheese Powder but I have found it equally important to try to be part of a company, the culture and learn how people interact. I really enjoy that.”
When asking Plant Manager Hans-Christian what the company gets out of this internship he says that it is a unique possibility to get help to investigate specific data and to use this data to optimize processes. He says:
“It is always such a great inspiration to learn from the students and to be able to back them during their education. We believe that it is a win-win situation, and it is of great pleasure to provide the students with some practical knowledge.”
We thank Lene for her valuable input, her positive attitude and wish her the best with her exams and future work life.