We recruit valuable
people with values.
Almost 75 years ago, our founder, Bertil Svensson, watched his mother struggle with her needlework in their dimly lit sitting room. He solved her problem by making her a lamp. That was the start of Fagerhult Group, and a culture centered around people’s needs.
When you shine, so do we
Today we apply the same care and attention to all our brands. Helping them grow alongside the people who work with them. You will find that our open-minded, people-centric environment allows you to develop and move within the organization to identify a role where you can become who you really are. Because when you shine – so do we.
Sustainable talent development
Being in a niche industry and with many of our companies outside the major metropolitan areas, we have to be particularly good at investing in existing employees and offer them opportunities to develop across the organization, not only within a specific function. Luckily our company is brimming with talent. If you show the desire and potential, we are ready to let you develop, grow and take on more responsibility within the organization.
“Regardless where you start in the office or at the shop floor you will have the opportunity to grow and develop and maximize your own potential with us”
— Jenny Evelius, Group HR Director
Our leadership philosophy
By founding our leadership on the Group’s core values and leadership model, we can ensure that the Fagerhult culture continues to develop in a positive direction.
But leadership also requires practical tools. Consequently, we invest significantly in educating and further developing our managers’ leadership skills, as well as their knowledge and understanding of Fagerhult’s culture.
We promote a coaching and engaging leadership style. The methodology we use can then be applied by the managers in their day-to-day work with their teams at a local level.
Each year, we follow up on our managers’ performance, to ensure that they have the right support and are engaging in the right activities. To secure long-term stability, we also produce succession plans that identify activities relevant for future development and new managers.
Our trainee program
Bright Prospects is our international management trainee program where you get to develop your skills by working in three different companies within the Group. One or two of these will be abroad. You are hired on a permanent contract and at the end of the program you are offered a position within the Group. This is a unique chance to develop on the job and with global leadership experts to learn from.
You will have extensive support from your Sponsor, your Mentor and your Buddy. Your Sponsor is your guide within Fagerhult Group and is a senior manager passionate about talent development. Your Mentor takes an active part in your projects and is always available for coaching and support. Your Buddy is a previous trainee who helps you with everyday practical support and advice.
Bright Prospects is open for application to fresh graduates from well-reputed universities. We place significant value on language skills, extra-curricular achievements and sports merits. The program is open for application late in the year so please keep an eye on Open Positions.
This is Bright Prospects management trainee program:
- Hone your skills in three Group companies
- Expand your horizons abroad
- 18 months on permanent contract from day 1
- Develop on the job by driving strategic projects
- Learn from global leadership experts
- Test your skill set and entrepreneurial spirit
- Get support from your Buddy, Mentor and Sponsor
Meet Uche – 2018/19 trainee
During my final year in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester, I came across Fagerhult Group’s trainee program at the graduate fair. Having previously completed my bachelor’s dissertation on sustainability, with my skills and interest being in management and problem-solving, the lighting industry seemed ideal. A platform that allows you to develop a wide range of skills in different parts of the world, what a perfect career start!
So far it has been a huge learning experience in terms of how I think and approach a problem. Looking at the bigger picture, looking at problem-solving in a different way. I like the fact that someone in the same position on the other side of the world is just a phone call away and we can establish an international network of people to collaborate and exchange ideas with. People who share my global mindset, people that challenge you, across the entire organization, to bring out the best in each other.