Guillaume in the US
“It has helped open my mind”
During his time working at Renault Trucks in Lyon, France, Guillaume Ribeiro has regularly worked with colleagues across the globe. Taking on a Short-Term Assignment (STA) in Hagerstown, US, helped opening his mind even further. “It has been a very enriching experience – not just for me but for my whole family,” says Guillaume. For his wife, daughter and son, it is essentially an extended holiday and a chance to experience another culture.
However, for Guillaume it is broadening his professional outlook too, and making the transition to another site in a different country has been eye-opening. “We work on the same kinds of project with the same goals, but the work split is different,” he says. “Here, the team manager is much more involved in the projects and that has been very interesting to see.”
Once the assignment is completed, Guillaume hopes to move into management and he has already begun the Exploration for Emerging Leaders training program. “When you join a company as big as Volvo Group, you can expect a lot of opportunities. There are so many different positions and Volvo Group is constantly evolving,” he says.