– As an apprentice at Uvdal Maskinfabrikk, I have an interesting and varied workday with a good working environment.
I am an industrial mecanics apprentice, started my apprenticeship in August 2019 and will finish in August 2021.
As an apprentice in UMF, you get to try a lot of different things. Typical work tasks are mechanical assembly, hydraulic coupling and testing. I am set to do much of the same as those who are permanently employed here.
As an apprentice in UMF, you get to try a lot of different things
You get really thrown into it, and it’s very educational and exciting. I experienced professional competence very quickly, precisely because I was thrown into new tasks. If there is something you can not do, then of course you get good help from those who have worked here for a long time.
After my apprenticeship I will serve in the military, but it is quite possible that I will work here at UMF later. It is a good working environment here and a very good unity among the employees.
This is UMF
Uvdal Maskinfabrikk AS (UMF) was established in 1987 by founder Arve Flatin and investor Karl H. Høie. At that time, the defense industry in Kongsberg was the main market for the company.
The business eventually turned to oil and Subsea. With its constant development and growth, UMF became one of the driving forces behind the construction of Nore and Uvdal Næringspark, which was ready for occupancy in the year 2000. In 2008, Arve G Flatin AS acquired the entire ownership, and the company became 100% locally owned.
With an unwavering focus on quality and solid professional competence over a number of years, UMF has established itself as a recognized world-class Norwegian supplier.