“Vorsprung” originates in people’s heads – that is why Audi systematically pursues the strategic goal of being the “world’s most attractive employer.” The company offers modern workplaces, innovative tasks, performance-related salaries and diverse possibilities for individual further development combined with a high level of job security. Audi takes account of the various phases of life of its employees with working-time models and numerous offers for making a career more compatible with family life. Key aspects of the corporate culture are a responsible and exemplary style of management, trust and respect. Employee satisfaction is ensured by means of regular internal questionnaires. Several recent rankings such as the surveys carried out by Trendence and Universum demonstrate the high attractiveness of AUDI AG as an employer.
The Audi Group further expanded its workforce at all sites in 2015 and now employs 84,435 people worldwide, 59,506 of whom work in Germany. 43,192 people are employed at the Ingolstadt site, 1,689 whom are apprentices (1,418 manual-technical, 136 commercial and 135 dual study mode). Audi also applies the system of dual education and training: 506 young people started their vocational training in Ingolstadt in 2015 and 21 started a course of dual apprenticeship and higher education. Audi will provide training to even more young people in the future: Each year, the company will offer about 40 additional apprenticeships. The budding skilled workers will support the company on its growth path, in particular with the current model and technology initiative. The additional apprenticeships also represent a commitment by company to the sites in Germany.
Audi has taken numerous measures to ensure that the employees remain fit and healthy into old age. 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 good health of the workforce.
With approximately 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; or 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.