France’s leading business and technology news outlet put the spotlight on Odense recently – the first in a series of articles showcasing the robotics and automation cluster as a European hotspot for innovation and careers.
The article headlined ‘In Denmark, there’s no age limit for being a student’ highlights how the robot and automation industry in and around Odense has a strong focus on upskilling the workforce – and is working together to solve the recruitment challenge.
“Rather than competing with each other, we have created a common job portal. And to keep employees in the region, we transfer employees from one company to another when one of us has a decline in activity,” Martin Rud Ehmsen, R&D Director at Mobile Industrial Robots explains in the article.
Working together to upskill
Highlighting Denmark’s unique flexicurity system as a key success factor, the article describes the close collaboration between companies, educational institutions, the Municipality of Odense and Odense Robotics to address recruitment and training.
“We’re not looking for people with all the technical skills, but instead the personal qualities that allow us to train them,” Pia Laerke from Sanovo Technology tells L’Usine Nouvelle.
Odense Robotics accompanied L’Usine Nouvelle on their visit to Odense in November, which included interviews with Sanovo Technology, the University of Southern Denmark, Lillebælt Academy, Mobile Industrial Robots, the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and Dansk Metal.
L’Usine Nouvelle is leading news and information source for the manufacturing industry in France. Their weekly magazine reaches 545,000 readers monthly and their online news source has 1.8 million unique visitors monthly.
Due to copyright, we are not allowed to distribute the full magazine article. You can read an excerpt of the online version here.