Audi offers its employees a modern work environment, space for innovation, and diverse possibilities for individual development with attractive salaries and a high level of job security. Audi employees are actively helping to shape future topics such as electric mobility and digitalization. The corporate values of appreciation, openness, trust, and integrity are a mainstay of the company’s culture.
As part of the transformation, the Neckarsulm site will help shape important future topics such as electromobility and digitalization. With targeted qualification and advanced training programs tailored to individual employees, Audi is preparing its workforce for tomorrow’s tasks.
- With its training program “Digital Shift – in Production and Logistics”, Audi is expanding IT expertise at its Neckarsulm site. IT-minded employees and interested staff can use their potential and learn the ropes in strategic future jobs. The program will also serve as the blueprint for additional pilot projects.
- In the area of electromobility, employees have the opportunity to qualify for the development of high-volt batteries, in part through a specially designed program from the university Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt. They also take various learning modules at the Audi Academy and can put the knowledge they put directly into practice.
- In advanced training to become an electrical specialist in battery and vehicle technology, employees learn about the potential hazards of handling batteries and everything else they need to know for their daily work.
- In the Böllinger Höfe industrial park, Audi has set up an advanced training center for electromobility, car IT, and automotive engineering. In the direct vicinity of the Audi e-tron GT* production site, employees can use digital learning methods among others to develop their professional skills there.
- With the Center for Advanced Studies at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), the Neckarsulm site offers a qualification program for an introduction to the development of electric drives. The program supports the transformation of the workforce in engine development.
- Additionally, the educational campus in Heilbronn affords employees at the Audi site in Neckarsulm numerous prospects to help advance the digital factory transformation and the transition to electromobility.
- AUDI AG is one of the largest employers in the region: 15,614 employees work at the Neckarsulm site (as of: 12/31/2021).
- As a future-oriented company, AUDI AG offers many trainee positions in the region: In September 2021, 268 young people began their vocational training at Audi.
- In early October 2021, 18 young people began a program at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and worked at Audi during their practicum phase.
- On 31 December 2021, a total of 828 trainees and 49 dual students were employed at the Neckarsulm site.
Work and private life
Audi has various programs to help its employees to better balance work and family life.
- Audi supports its employees in their individual life plans by offering extended breaks such as sabbaticals.
- Mobile working offers employees a great deal of flexibility during the workday and makes it easier to combine work, family, and other areas of life.
- The company works with “Kinder in Bewegung”, a non-profit association that offers all-day care in daycare centers in Neckarsulm and the vicinity. A total of 73 childcare places for Audi employees were provided at “Kinder in Bewegung” and the town of Bad Friedrichshall in 2021.
- There is a also flexible childcare program in cooperation with “Kinder in Bewegung” in Bad Friedrichshall; 15 places are available there for short-term childcare. Childcare is available on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis.
- Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Audi provided childcare during the 2021 summer and autumn vacation periods in compliance with stringent hygiene requirements. Planning for vacation childcare in 2022 is currently underway with consideration of applicable social distancing and hygiene rules.
Work and care
- Audi supports its employees who care for family members. In November 2021, the company received the “Otto Heinemann Prize for achieving balance between work and care,” making it “a model of a care-friendly working environment.”
- Audi care time: Care-giving employees can take a leave of partial or complete absence for up to three years – with a guarantee of reinstatement for four more years.
- Event series on various topics are offered, for instance on precautions/prevention, dementia, or self-care for employees with family members who need care.
- In collaboration with Audi BKK and famPLUS GmbH, there are free programs for Audi employees: personalized assistance by telephone, online counseling days, online care dialog, and online care lectures.
- All offerings were reorganized into an online format in 2020 in keeping with corona safety measures. As soon as the situation permits, additional events are planned, including in-person events.
- Audi is a dementia partner: The company works with the German Alzheimer Association and the Alzheimergesellschaft Ingolstadt e.V. (Alzheimer Society of Ingolstadt) to raise awareness of the topic and offer online training for employees.