“I knew a number of people who had completed one of the previous Maersk graduate programs and said it was a great experience,” says Zhang who did some work as a data scientist when she began looking for a full-time job in the logistics industry.
Zhang has been working as a Global IT analyst at APM Terminals’ headquarter office, but only after a running start fixing computers during the cyber-attack. In November, she moved to Copenhagen for three weeks of training in terminal optimisation and the first chance to apply her education in operations research & quantitative logistics – using mathematical models to make better decisions.
“My work has been really exciting,” she says. “I have been given a lot of different challenges and I think I can learn a lot, not just technically but in terms of management as well. My goal is to go higher and higher.”