For many years now, Audi has been one of the most popular companies for university graduates and young professionals. In the renowned employer rankings published by the consulting companies Trendence and Universum, Audi achieves top places and therefore continues as the first address for students in Germany. The company needs experts of all specializations, and not only for its innovative areas of lightweight construction, electric mobility and connectivity. In order to select the right candidates from the best applicants, Audi places emphasis on promoting young talents. By supporting students with internships, dissertations, doctoral theses and the dual course of study, Audi seeks to form a relationship with talented young people as early as possible, to encourage them, and to keep them at the company with attractive development opportunities and working conditions.
The Audi Group further expanded its workforce at all sites in 2013, and now employs 73,751 employees worldwide, 52,563 of whom work in Germany. 37,400 people are employed at the Ingolstadt site, 1,624 of whom are apprentices (1,368 manual-technical, 120 commercial and 136 dual course of study). In September 2013, 479 young people started their vocational training in 23 different occupations in Ingolstadt (333 male, 146 female). 52 of them started a dual apprenticeship which entitles them to study at a university of applied sciences afterwards.
The age structure of the company is changing, and Audi’s workforce is gradually aging. Audi long ago recognized this trend and acted accordingly. Numerous measures have been taken to ensure that our employees remain fit and healthy as they get older. The focus is on prevention. At the site in Ingolstadt for example, ergonomic working conditions have been created in production and in the offices. The health check-up that is available to all employees is one factor helping to maintain the workforce’s excellent state of health.
With more than 200 different working-time arrangements, Audi helps its employees to combine family and career. The company is continually expanding the “Audi Play Space” child-care concept, which combines all activities relating to child care. This includes for example reserved places in kindergartens near the plant and child-care offers for school holidays. It also offers flexible short-term child care available to employees’ children on an hourly or daily basis – when an unexpected meeting or business trip comes up, or when the kindergarten is closed. The promotion of women also plays a major role at Audi: The company has set itself the goal of continually increasing the proportion of women at the Group – from apprentices through to senior management.
* The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.