The energy transition involves a large amount of work. TenneT will grow signiﬁcantly in the coming years. Finding colleagues is a tough challenge,
taking place far beyond the Netherlands and Germany.
“I am originally from Mashhad in Iran and came to Germany nearly four years ago with my family, my lovely six-year-old son and my husband.
With a background in physics – my PhD from Bayreuth University is in the physics of soft matter – I was keen on working for a company which not only has
environmental concerns but also matches my background, which TenneT was the great option for my goal. As a physicist one knows a bit about most ﬁelds, which
could be really useful at TenneT, where some background in electrical engineering is helpful. There is a lot of respect for different cultures in the company,
which is really important. Choosing to live in Germany was a really huge step for me. I was taking my PhD and looking after my son, and meanwhile I was learning German!
In this point of my life, I am very happy that I joined TenneT, as it is a safe place where people value and respect each other. Right now, I am a trainee in the Large
Projects Germany team. I am learning how to write technical project concepts, for substations for instance. I am quite busy day-to-day, so time management can be challenging.
As a trainee you do not just focus on daily tasks, you also take part in trainee events, attend workshops, and help organising a few events. In addition, you are of course
building your own network and involved in non-stop learning.”