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Testimony of Alice, in VIE in our subsidiary BOMAG GmbH

After this long, difficult and unprecedented spring, the Group is continuing to recover.
A great adventure officially started in May for Alice, in LIFE in our company BOMAG GmbH.
alice dupont

Who is Alice?

My name is Alice Dupont, I had a French Baccalauréat S option in physics in 2015 and I joined ESTACA in the second year of prep. I'm currently doing a VIE which will validate my end-of-studies internship. This VIE is being carried out on behalf of Fayat at Bomag Gmbh and deals with the creation of a new interface between human and machine for BOMAG Planers.
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Why did you choose a VIE as an end-of-study experience?

It was important for me to make my own experience abroad, and the VIE is well supervised, everything is explained for the expatriation process. The VIE seemed to me the best option and it is really a great opportunity, so I recommend it to all the people who would like to leave but are afraid to go it alone.

What impact did Covid-19 have on your takeover?

I was supposed to start mid-March, early April. The day before the lockdown, I think. One of the first things that worried me was: are they going to keep me? And, despite the short-time working, the company reassured me and we were able to wait for authorization from Business France so that I could start in May in France and I went to Germany when the conditions for crossing the borders were more flexible.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I don't really know for the moment but it will surely be more international.

How do you view the professional mix in your host company?

Well, there aren't many, both in the field and in the design office. But we weren't many in engineering school. And personally, the first feeling I have is that they want more (+) mixing. For example, there are more and more female truck drivers on construction sites and customers like to stress this in a positive way. I know from past experience that it's not like that everywhere but in road equipment at the moment I can't complain. The only little anecdote is that they had trouble finding construction site pants in my size and measurements for women but they finally managed to find them.

Are you interested in a VIE?

The ''Volontariat International en Entreprise'' is a French public status instituted by the law of 14 March 2000. It allows any young French or European Economic Area citizen, aged between 18 and 28, to carry out an international assignment for a French company. The VIE concerns all levels of training. The mission can last from 6 to 24 months, with an average of 18 months.

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