Testimonial Thomas

  • Destination: DACE HQ in Vienna
  • Did your family join: No, I was alone. The start of my expat assignment was linked to my International Traineeship. To fulfill the traineeship I had to do my last 4 months abroad. However, Daikin proposed me to stay there 2,5y instead. I agreed as this is one of the core reasons why I joined Daikin.
  • Number of years spent there: 2 years and 4 months to be exact (September 2018 – December 2020)
  • Main motivation to go: Throughout my university years I have been on internship/exchanges abroad and discovered the pleasure of living & working abroad. What I like the most about it is that you are continuously learning at a rapid pace because you are faced with a totally new culture. Moreover, such experience also challenges your way of thinking and core values. This can be confronting, but it makes you even stronger at the end.
  • Main advice / learning experience: If you are someone loving changes and discoveries, an international assignment is a must for you. Do not underestimate your network in Daikin Europe. This is one of the key assets you have as expat in affiliate. It will help you in your future job as well as all your colleagues in your affiliate’s office. It is of great value. In addition to this, it will allow you to understand affiliates’ struggles/frutation with DENV HQ