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Huawei also takes care of career development at its headquarters, where there is a 50,000-square-metre training centre (shown).
On top of this, Huawei is in 150 markets around the world — it has worked on 38 of the 80 LTE networks in service, it says. This means that there are a number of opportunities for its workforce to see the world — something that helps with recruiting, according to Sladek.
"An attraction is that they can work abroad," he said. "They can spend five years in Ghana as an engineer, for example."
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