The single mother from Sandnes went almost straight from working at a convenience store, to travelling to big offshore companies to control and repair their equipment. She’s not one to shy away from a challenge.
In 2013, Terese startet working at Westcon Løfteteknikk in Stavanger. It all started on the floor, but she quickly got the training she needed to move up the ladder.
- I was recommended to apply for a job at Westcon. I started working in the warehouse and a bit with logistics, and then I got my truck and overhead crane certificates. I was there a few years before I wanted to get further. That’s when I became a certified inspector of equipment.
At WCL, all our employees and customers can enroll on courses to gain more knowledge about products, safety, fall protection and much more. This came in handy when Terese, now an expert controller of equipment, wanted to develop her skill set.
- I’m not afraid to ask when there’s something I want to learn - you have to make an effort yourself as well. Knowledge in a wide range of areas comes in handy when you’re working with service, inspections and repairs of equipment like this.
Equinor is one of WCL Stavanger’s customers and they have a framework agreement for inspection and service of their equipment. Terese is among those who get to travel out to their facilities to do this job, something she really appreciates.
- I like the combination of being in the shop and out with the customer. This way I get to be with my colleagues as well as going out and meeting new people.
At WCL Stavanger, where a lot of the work is for companies in the offshore industry, it can sometimes get very hectic. That’s when it’s especially important to have colleagues you can count on.
- It goes up and down, so it’s nice to be able to laugh together in the shop. That’s important. We work closely together, and everybody knows each other well, so we have a great team here.