Kindred has been recognised by the prestigious organisation Karriärföretagen as one of Sweden's Career Companies 2023. What does this mean, you may think?
Swedish companies undergo a rigorous selection process by an expert panel and a qualified jury, after which the award is allocated to the winners. For the second year in a row, Kindred was recognised as an employer that offers unique career and development opportunities for graduate students and young professionals at the beginning of their careers. The expert panel also considers factors such as employer attractiveness externally, social media presence and quality, as well as career pages on the web.
We talked to Johan Engberg, Tech Employee Experience Lead at Kindred in the Stockholm office.
Johan, what does this award mean for Kindred Group?
The fact that we get this recognition for the second consecutive year emphasises what many of us already know – that Kindred is a great place to work. Regarding graduates and young professionals, we have numerous successful career journeys within Kindred, from entry-level to senior management and across different functions.
You work in the Tech department, and Kindred have some open positions for interns and graduates. What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying?
Just apply! With our Accelerate graduate program, we offer graduates in Tech a structured onboarding program over six months to give you the best possible start on your career. You will share this experience with up to 16 fellow graduates who will join simultaneously, forming a base for great friendships and support. All of last year's graduates secured employment with Kindred at the end of the program; currently working as team members in their respective teams. This is the best evidence to prove how the program works for the graduates and Kindred. We are about to open for applications for the 2023 program; if you're interested, you can sign up here for more info on when the roles are open for application.
What makes a career at Kindred exciting for Tech talent?
Our platform's technical level and challenges are super exciting for any engineer who loves problem-solving. Using the latest technologies to develop functions that support millions of customers and an extremely high transactional system will set you up for a great career as a developer anywhere in the future.
So, one last question, Johan. In your words, what is the best part of working at Kindred?
That is a very easy question that doesn't need a long answer - That we genuinely care about people, employees and customers.