Jorge Díaz, Spain

“The three-month assignment overseas, working with new people, a different culture, and new methods, forced me to get out of my comfort zone many times and gave me the confidence to face new challenges.”

“The program is a fantastic opportunity not only to get to know the values of the ASSA ABLOY Group, but it also gives you the chance to build a strong network with people who share similar aspirations and career plans,” Jorge says. “This inspires you to keep working in your own way towards what you want to achieve.”

Jorge, who came to the program with a BSc in Management Engineering from the University of Navarra, says that his international placement in Italy was especially rewarding. “Not only did I find the technical knowledge acquired there really useful, but thanks to this program, I started learning Italian, a language I now happen to use every day in my current job.”

Jorge says that his goal is to keep growing within the Group. “At the moment, my focus is on continuing my development in procurement. However, my mind is open to work in other fields in order to get in touch with different areas of the business and gain a global understanding of it. I think this would provide me with the general vision required to take on a management role in ASSA ABLOY in the future.”