It's our employees who make voestalpine Group what it is: all kinds of people, a potpourri of personalities, mentalities and cultures. The High Mobility Pool, an international trainee program for people with some years of work experience, aims to support the voestalpine internationalization strategy. Our international members will, for example André Penteado from Brazil, report about their lives and experiences at voestalpine.
My name is André Penteado, I am the Brazilian member of the High Mobility Pool. Almost 3 years ago I graduated as a Civil-Production Engineer in the UTFPR in my home town, Curitiba. During my studies I had the chance to live and work in Canada, Germany and China which not only allowed me to learn other languages but also to gain professional experiences, create an international network and experience new cultures.
Different fields of activities
My first project was based in the Netherlands, for the metal engineering division. I worked on the line and in warehousing improvements for 6 months. My second project took me to Caxias do Sul, Brazil, where I completed a marketing analysis to define new business opportunities in Brazil. Now I’m in Linz, Austria working for the steel division in the Marketing/Sales department. I’m still as excited about voestalpine and the High Mobility Pool as I was 14 months ago. In this short period of time I have learnt a lot about the company and different fields of work.
"I look forward to further expanding my knowledge while also experiencing new countries and cultures. I am excited for my future with voestalpine."
New voestalpine corporate design
The voestalpine Group is marking the consistent implementation of its strategy and its changing self-image by updating its visual identity: its transformation from a European steel company to a global technology and capital goods group is now also being mirrored in its corporate design. The new visual identity combines tradition with future expectations, and increasingly symbolizes dynamism and a focus on the future.