Fernando decided to follow his dream

Fernando Esguerra been to work for Volvo ever since he moved to Sweden in 2007. He did his master’s thesis with Volvo Cars in Skövde, but the financial crisis made it difficult to get an opportunity there.

Fernando Esguerra

“My dream was put on hold until my wife and I had our first child. Something that I want to teach my son is to follow his dreams and the best way to do that is to be an example, so I decided finally to follow my dream.

“When I applied to Volvo Group, I was not just looking for a job, I was looking for a mission, a task that would take me out of my comfort zone and let me explore new areas in engineering. I had five nonnegotiable

conditions: a company that inspires me, a product that I feel passionate about, a position that challenges me and stretches me into different areas, management that encourages and empowers me to do my best and a great work environment and team spirit.

“The Volvo Group fulfils all these points. It is a company that inspires me. It is forward thinking; I like the mind-set and culture; and being part of a team that gives its best to make the next generation of trucks and bring forward new technology. For me this is more than a job. I am investing my time, my knowledge and experience in a company that is investing in me.

“In fact, so far it has been more than I imagined.It is a diverse company (although not many other Colombians) and I feel I can grow and develop as much as I want. Some of the things that have had a big impact on me are the Volvo Group University, the YEC (Yearly Efficient Cycle), continuous improvement and constant opportunities to keep learning and developing in new areas and improving my knowledge.”

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