Amanda came to France on her own, and returns to visit her family and friends once a year, during the Brazilian summer. Her impressions of France are still touched by comparison to Brazil and by the wonder of discovery. “Europe is a paradise place because you’re close to several other countries. My country is very big, so to be in contact with other cultures, you have to travel far,” she says. “Southern France is the perfect place—the only challenge was the first in winter. In Brazil, it’s true that we don’t have long days like now, that stay light until 9 pm. But we also don’t have short days that get dark at 5 pm.” Many differences are more pleasant: her discounts through the company worker’s council (Comité d’entreprise), which can be affordable for large sites with more than 10.000 as Marignane.
Diverse culture workforce is a strength that Airbus tends to foster and it works on both senses as the Group offers opportunities in several geographic areas and Business Units allowing mobility combined with career path build-up. It means it is perfectly possible to achieve a professional and personal balance.