A company with plenty of career opportunities
Cargill has a number of openings for career development, and Anna Rongved has taken advantage of these opportunities.
The thirty-year-old marine biologist started in the company as a trainee, and has been curious to learn new subjects. She is now a souring specialist at Norway's largest fish feed supplier.
Anna is from Melbu in Vesterålen. She graduated from NTNU in 2016 and moved to Bergen and became a Cargill employee.
"I participated in a trainee program by NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster. It was a great opportunity to make contacts and gain insight into all the steps in the value chain for salmon and trout. From roe to the fish is ready for harvesting. We also got insight in research, technology, marketing, sales, exports and innovation."
Anna has taken on many challenges head on. First as a product developer and technical specialist followed by the current position as souring specialist.
"I’m happy to work in such a large company with high level of competence in a lot of areas, from nutrition in gilthead seabream to the global raw material market," says Anna who came to Cargill with a strong interest in marine biology.
- My commitment in marine biology is still strong, and I have had ample opportunity to immerse myself in the subject. Then I also got the chances to involve myself in sales and commercial and lately in sourcing of raw materials for the EWOS factories in Norway and Scotland. As sourcing specialist, I have acquired knowledge about commodity markets, price, availability and logistics, those were not my original competency fields.
For Anna, it has been very rewarding to be able to develop her career in this way, even though it has been demanding and with a lot of new learning. And it has also been fun.
- Cargill is very good at investing in people with different backgrounds. We have a good working environment where everyone interacts with everyone. Professional development and opportunities to explore new fields are offered. And not least: We thrive and feel safe. It creates good teams and exciting working days, says Anna who has the following advice, based on her own experience:
- Dare to take chances, even if it brings you into unknown landscapes. Explore your talents, and do not bury them.