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Diego Torres

Automation Engineer Professional at Novo Nordisk Manufacturing Kalundborg

Name: Diego Torres
Age: 25
Nationality: Peru
Education: MA in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). BSc in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
Company: Novo Nordisk Manufacturing Kalundborg
Title: Automation Engineer Professional

I ended up in Denmark because

Before moving to Denmark due to my new role, I had only been in Europe when I started my master’s degree in Spain. I was planning to stay in Valencia after completing my master’s degree to study a Ph.D. But towards the end of my master’s degree, I became aware of the career opportunities at Novo Nordisk Kalundborg. It sounded like an interesting opportunity because of the approach to learning and due to the expansions of the manufacturing facilities.

What surprises me most about working in Denmark is

Since September 1st 2022, I have been working as an IT, Automation and Robotics engineer. It is my first full-time job and it has surprised me how much I still learn going to work. The work environment is very nice, and the balance between work and free time is quite good.

My Danish colleagues are

My closest colleagues are a quite diverse mix of local Danish and international people. My colleagues are nice, willing to help each other out when working on projects, and they are doing their best in the tasks they work on. Between us, there is a high level of trust, and I feel that I can rely on them. On Fridays we meet for breakfast at work, and with some of them I also make activities together outside of work.

Life in Denmark is

It is a quite calm life; the society is safe and relaxing. People try to not be stressed, and there is a culture where people are nice and approachable. I feel like there is more free time in the afternoon. I am volunteering at the municipality where I am engaged in projects creating events in the local area during the weekends with a group of friends and colleagues.

I would recommend anybody moving to Denmark to

Denmark is a nice country and people here are nice. I’d recommend others to not be afraid to seek the opportunity to meet new people, to attend some of the arrangements in the local areas and say yes to new experiences. Also, remember your raining gear, good shoes, a helmet, and gloves for the cold months.