Talents – Working abroad with Infineon

Working for the company abroad – for many this is a dream. And it’s a good reason to work at Infineon, since there are many opportunities within the company to move to another location.

Infineon offers three types of international
assignments:

  • Short-term assignments of three to twelve months,
  • Training on the job assignments of three to twelve months, and
  • Long-term assignments of 13 to 36 months.

Of course, a move to another country and a sometimes completely different culture is also a challenge. That’s why HR advises all assignees – as they are called on foreign missions – and their managers before, during and after their assignment. To help them focus on on-site learning and cultural experiences, the HR International Assignments team also performs many of the organizational tasks associated with the move.

 

Currently there are approximately 229 Infineon employees working in international assignments in over 18 countries. Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and the USA are the five most important target countries.

Florian Scheiner from Germany (back row, third from left, with his colleagues) joined Infineon as a trainee in 2000. As a participant in the Young Professional Program, in 2007 he supported colleagues in Kista, Sweden for nine months. At the end of 2016, he was sent to Tijuana, Mexico for seven months.

 

I think it’s great that Infineon regularly supports its employees in their desire to go abroad, and that there are so many options available to them. I was lucky – there was a job for me in my dream country. I find Mexico exciting and the people there very nice. In my opinion, the difference to Germany is the consistently positive way of thinking of my colleagues in Tijuana. The people there always see the positive in all the challenges that arise every day on a production site. It’s great that I was able to pursue my career in such an environment.

Florian Scheiner
Jee Eun Jung from Korea worked for the logistics management office in Ireland for two years on behalf of Infineon.

 

It wasn’t always easy for me to adapt to the European everyday life, but this stay abroad was definitely worth it for me, not only because I got to know another country and its culture. It was a fantastic opportunity to grow and to learn a lot about myself. Plus I got to know a lot of lovely colleagues.

Jee Eun Jung