“We recruit newly graduates directly from the universities, and that will increase even more going forward. We are making a big investment with our HiQ Leap program, which will be launched soon.” HiQ's CEO Sven Ivar Mørch said in an interview for IDG. Erik Almén has now joins to build and run the HiQ Leap program.
“Developers, engineers, creators and leaders who come directly from the university are very competent and, above all, they are trained in the very latest technology. Getting Erik Almén onboard to build up HiQ Leap will be the perfect way to ensure that our trainees get a good start with us,” says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.
Erik Almén grew up in Östergötland and has a master’s degree in engineering from the University in Lund and Tokyo. Before joining HiQ, Erik developed the successful trainee program Nova for the consulting company Acando. Most recently, he was based at Einride, where he worked with feasibility studies and the implementation of electric and autonomous transport solutions, as well as establishing partnerships in charging infrastructure.
“I have always seen HiQ as a really exciting company with super-talented consultants. Now we will use all the fantastic expertise available at HiQ to build the Nordic region's best trainee program. I am really excited to be part of the journey and to reach even greater heights,” says Erik Almén.
HiQ Leap will be launched during the spring. The trainee program aims to take advantage of HiQ’s strong cutting-edge expertise and broad customer base to create a fast-track career for the Nordic region's best students.
“We will start collaborating with selected schools and universities that teach digitization and technology development. HiQ is involved in creating the technology solutions of the future in most sectors in the Nordics and contributes to the Nordic countries' global competitiveness. Creating a path for the workforce of the future is both our contribution to society and a way to deliver even better competence to our customers,” says Sven Ivar Mørch.