When WorldSkills International promised its Champions an exchange
program that would open doors to first-class employers, the
forward-thinking Human Resources department at Dynamate saw a unique
opportunity. Lured by the chance for their staff to work with, and
learn from, some of the world’s best skilled young people, Dynamate
quickly extended an invitation to WorldSkills Champions into its
Home to 1200 staff, work at Dynamate is spread across three-plants;
in Sweden’s North, West and just outside of Stockholm. At the core of
the business are more than 500 maintenance machines, designed to
perform corrective and preventative maintenance for leading truck
manufacturer, Scania. These machines are under constant scrutiny to
ensure stringent health and safety requirements are met and an
efficient flow of production is maintained at all times. Such rigorous
procedures have earned Dynamate a reputation for ‘one of the most
comprehensive and well-structured maintenance strategies in the
As the crux of their business, Dynmate is very selective about who
they put at the helm of operating this expensive and valuable
machinery. So, you might ask, why is Dynamate so keen to invite foreign
young people - whom they have not seen, nor met - to work with these
'Because they’re WorldSkills Champions.'
Despite being young and not speaking Sweden’s native tongue,
WorldSkills Champions have all the characteristics that high-quality
employers like Scania see as essential.
‘They’re bright, skilled, hardworking and keen to learn,’ says Karina Gjedsted, Human Resources Manager for Dynamate.
see an opportunity with the WorldSkills Champions Exchange to have some
of the very best skilled young people work with us, and it helps us
reach a new pool of talent outside Swedish borders. These young people
not only bring a high level of skill, they’ve got new perspectives and
unique experiences that help us to grow and learn.’
Dynamate not only see the business value in engaging WorldSkills
Champions at their plants, they’re also keen supporters of the personal
development of young people.
‘It’s a win-win situation. We get great workers,
but we’re also able to provide young people with an opportunity to
travel, experience culture and live away from their homes,’ says Karina.
see great value in global exposure, for both the young people and
Dynamate. Our work spreads through the Netherlands, France, Argentina
and Brazil, so it makes perfect sense to have a global spread in our
employee base too’.
Dynamate is already working with two WorldSkills Champions, from
Nothern Ireland and Morocco, and are eagerly awaiting interest from
‘We have found the WorldSkills Champions to be
hard working, fast learners and most of all, they have great
personalities. We look forward to working with more of them.’
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