LIFE IN DEMONT
from arriving in Italy without prospects to the stability of a steadily growing professional career
Alieu, what does working at Demont mean to you?
I arrived in Italy from Gambia in November 2016. I landed in Pozzallo, Sicily, and a few days later, I was transferred to Savona in Liguria.
II first joined Demont in 2018 through a school/work alternation program promoted by the Centro di Formazione Professionale Cebano Monregalese. Today, I am a skilled worker with certifications as a welder and pipefitter, which I obtained through training courses.
Finally, I am doing the job I love, and I owe it to Demont. They not only gave me the opportunity to learn a job but also helped me regularize my documents and learn to speak Italian correctly.
Demont allowed me to have a stable job and life, something unimaginable before I arrived in Italy.
I am black, I am African, but I have never experienced racism or discrimination: on the contrary, my colleagues have always been helpful and happy to teach me their job because they understood my eagerness to work and learn.
This is indeed a job that can be dangerous: lifting heavy loads, using grinders, and welders require utmost concentration. Demont has taught me the culture of safety by taking care of my training and providing all the necessary safety devices to protect me from risks.
It is a pleasure for me to work for Demont: over the past three years, I have learned so many things that I wouldn’t have learned in other workplaces. I am capable of welding, construction, and pipefitting. I have even obtained certification for submerged-arc welding, and I am proud of it.