Ramones's story with Jeep, however, began the year before he was hired. "I participated in the selection process for trainee through a partnership between Jeep and Senai (National Service for Industrial Learning), where I took the technical course of automation and entered as an intern in the Press sector in August 2014", he recalls. With no experience on his résumé, after all, it was his first formal job, Ramones says that knowledge was acquired little by little.
But it was at this rate that he got, two years later, his first promotion in the company as an Electromechanical Technician 2. "I was showing my achievements, the knowledge I had gained, studying each component and was very grateful because Jeep recognized my effort, my work and commitment", he says. But the achievements did not stop there. Less than a year later, he was promoted to Team Leader in Maintenance, a position he still holds today.
"I was quite proud of myself, just like everyone else in my house", he says, explaining that the family's income, which came from the traditional fishing, was now coming from his job at Jeep. For those who survived on an informal job, the chance of being formally hired by a "big company" - as he refers to Jeep - was unique. "For those of us from this region, it's a unique opportunity. I find it interesting how Jeep treats its employees and how it preserves the culture and invests in the local workforce", he says.