Our apprentices

For several years, the Brønnøysund Register Centre has taken on apprentices. Last year, there were five apprentices in the field of ICT and Office and Administrative Skills at the Brønnøysund Register Centre: three in the IT Department, one in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and one in the Department of Distribution.

The apprentice scheme is a collaboration with the development company Torgar Næringshage in Toft in Brønnøy municipality. Each apprentice has his/her own supervisor in the department where he/she works. The supervisor makes the necessary arrangements and is responsible for ensuring that portfolio assignments are prepared for the apprentice. This is a precondition for being allowed to take the craft certificate exam.

As a training establishment, the Brønnøysund Register Centre is obliged to organise the training in a manner that enables the apprentice to achieve the goals set out in the curriculum. We also have to draw up an internal plan to ensure that the apprentice’s training meets the requirements. The apprentice is an employee of the enterprise with which he/she has signed an employment contract and to which he/she has been assigned, with all the rights and obligations that follow from statutes and collective agreements.

Our five apprentices


The Department of Distribution:

Ms Olaussen says that she was familiar with the Brønnøysund Register Centre before she started working here. Both her mother and her grandfather work here. Another reason for choosing the Brønnøysund Register Centre was that she did not want to move. ‘The Brønnøysund Register Centre was a natural choice for me, because there is a lot I can learn here – and I already have.’ Ms Olaussen will finish her apprenticeship in autumn 2011.





The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities:

 Ms Kveinå had heard a lot of positive things about the Brønnøysund Register Centre from a friend who has also been an apprentice here. ‘I chose the Brønnøysund Register Centre for my apprenticeship because it seemed like a well-run and good enterprise to be trained in. I expected to be given many exciting and varied tasks – and I have been. Since I started working here in August, there has always been something new to learn, and I really like it here.’




The IT Department

Ms Nilsen has been an apprentice at the Brønnøysund Register Centre for one and a half years. She chose the Brønnøysund Register Centre because there are not many other places in Brønnøysund that offer training, and she wanted to work here. 'It has been great. The Brønnøysund Register Centre has very good follow-up procedures for their apprentices, and we get to participate in many activities. It has actually exceeded my expectations.’ Ms Nilsen will finish her apprenticeship period in autumn 2011.


The IT Department

‘The reason why I chose the Brønnøysund Register Centre is that it is a big and modern workplace. We do not have to work on outdated systems; our work is always related to what is new and up-to-date. I worked here during my work placement before I applied for an apprenticeship here. The workplace and the working environment are great. You are treated as if you have been part of the staff for a long time.’



The IT Department

Mr Wågan knew quite a lot about the Brønnøysund Register Centre before he applied for an apprenticeship. ‘The reason why I chose the Brønnøysund Register Centre is its big IT department. My brother has been an apprentice here, so I knew a bit about it as a workplace, but I would probably have chosen the Brønnøysund Register Centre anyway. The centre is actually bigger than I thought before I started, so it has been a really positive experience. The apprentices are allowed to participate in many interesting activities.’ Mr Wågan will finish his apprenticeship in autumn 2011.


We create ripple effects

With its 560 employees, the Brønnøysund Register Centre is a cornerstone employer in the South Helgeland region. The Brønnøysund Register Centre purchased a great number of flights and hotel stays in 2010, in addition to many other goods and services.

Helping to raise the educational level

In collaboration with the University of Nordland and the development company Torgar Næringshage, the Brønnøysund Register Centre is contributing to raising the level of education and competence in the South Helgeland region. In 2011, a class of Bachelor students in informatics will graduate in Brønnøysund. The study programme was started in 2007 and continued intensively throughout last year.

A strong female workplace

More than half of the Brønnøysund Register Centre’s employees, 58.6 per cent, are women.

Holiday temps - an important resource

Every summer, the Brønnøysund Register Centre needs temporary holiday staff.

Seniors in focus

As part of the work on a new personnel policy, extensive work was carried out in relation to the centre’s senior policy in autumn 2010. Among other things, two meetings were organized for all the seniors. This resulted in the establishment of a new senior coordinator role and a senior committee, which is a trial scheme scheduled to last for two years.

Adaptation and follow-up

In December 2010, a new Inclusive Workplace Agreement was signed with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service’s (NAV) IW Support Centre.

Meeting place for start-up mentors

Last year, the Brønnøysund Register Centre took the initiative to organise a meeting place for start-up mentors in Norway. A good mentor system is an important factor in facilitating the success of entrepreneurs in starting up and running their own business.