I experienced mobility twice since joining Airbus 11 years ago. The first time was in August 2006, when moving from Paris to Munich to start my career in the Global Sourcing Network team. At the time, I was an intern and had just signed my first full-time employment contract, but I received excellent support with the organisation of my move and with my German language classes, which turned out to be very useful as my German was more than rusty!
Moving to Germany was an excellent experience and with hindsight I am so pleased I did it. Not only because it gave me the chance to meet my husband, but also because it taught me how to adapt, make a home away from home and discover a new culture and different ways of working.
The second time was in August 2013, when leaving Munich to come to Toulouse. Just like the previous move, I felt well supported by Airbus. The process was a little more complicated in terms of transferring my contract, but everything still went very smoothly.
As I was born and raised in France, this move back to the hexagon did not require as much adaptation on my side, even if life in the south of France is very different to Paris! I am now starting to think about my next move. Once you get started, it's difficult to stop!