Last year, Audi not only delivered more cars than ever before, it also set a new record with respect to the number of employees. On December 31, 2012, the Audi Group employed 68,804 (2011: 63.839) people worldwide.
AUDI AG employed 50,150 (2011: 47,976) people worldwide. The Hungarian subsidiary AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. had 8,663 (2011: 7,388) staff members; AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. 2,503 (2011: 2,372). Automobili Lamborghini employed 945 (2011: 858) people as of December 31, 2012. Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A. had 901 (2011: 916) employees. Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. has also belonged to the Audi Group since 2010. The company employed 805 people in 2012 (2011: 719). As of December 31, 2012, DUCATI MOTOR HOLDING S.P.A. (based in Bologna, Italy) and its fully consolidated subsidiaries employed a total of 1,197 people. In 2012, of the 50,150 employees at AUDI AG, a total of 23,398 persons worked directly in production. 56.5 percent of Audi staff were skilled workers in 2012. 42.3 percent of employees outside of production had earned a degree at a university or university of applied sciences. The percentage of female employees at AUDI AG increased from 13.3 percent in the previous year to 13.9 percent.
In September 2012, more than 700 young people began their training at AUDI AG. The two German sites of Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm counted 2,459 trainees in 20 different professions at the end of 2012. The proportion of women was 23.7 percent.
The age structure of German society is changing, and the Audi workforce is also gradually getting older. Audi has been taking this into consideration for several years now. AUDI AG has developed a series of measures to help its staff enjoy a long and healthy career. The focus here is on prevention. For example, ergonomic working conditions were established in both Production and the offices at the Ingolstadt site. The health checkup available to all employees plays a major role in the workforce’s excellent state of health.
Audi helps its staff maintain a harmonious work/family balance by means of many different working-time models and the option of working from home. In September 2012, the company once again expanded its childcare program “Audi Spielraum”. Employees can bring their young children there to be looked after on an hourly or daily basis. This is especially practical whenever a meeting is unexpectedly scheduled at short notice, if an employee must go on a business trip or the child’s kindergarten is closed. Audi is also committed to fostering its female staff. The carmaker is working on further increasing the percentage of women working in the Group, from trainees through upper management.