Sustainability

Ehab: I am living the dream

 

About Ehab

From a trainee to a paralegal and now to strengthening our new digital offerings, Ehab is an asset who keeps on growing. His strong willingness to learn, wit, persistence and perseverance have brought him to a new and exciting challenge. "I am now working with Future Lab project. My role is to develop the knowledge and materials and train our colleagues around the globe who will present it to our customers and visitors," he adds. 

Ever since he was a child, Ehab had always wanted to be a lawyer, "I enjoy finding solutions to challenges, knowing that I have a chance to make a difference. I was already a Law student at Aleppo University for two years when the war in Syria broke out, and I had to stop," he reminisces. 

I was surprised to find out that colleagues here took me under their wings immediately. Grundfos extended the training from 13 weeks to seven months, and in August 2016 I became a full-time employee.

What he does

He started to work as a truck driver and eventually left Syria for Egypt, determined to continue his study. "It was tough to find a good job, and I ended up being a truck driver again; this time, travelling between Egypt and Iraq. “It was the deadliest route I had ever encountered. Eventually, I decided to seek for asylum in Denmark.” At that time, Ehab did not speak Danish nor English. Now he speaks both languages fluently.

After seven months at a refugee camp, he joined Grundfos' 13 weeks training programme. "I was surprised to find out that colleagues here took me under their wings immediately. Grundfos extended the training from 13 weeks to seven months, and in August 2016 I became a full-time employee," says Ehab.