Records were set also for employee numbers last year: As of December 31, 2014, 15,900 people were employed at the Neckarsulm site – more than ever before. As a future-oriented company, AUDI AG offers a large number of apprenticeships in the region: In September last year, 238 young people started their occupational training in Neckarsulm. They had decided on one of ten possible apprenticeships. They were followed in early October by another 18 young people who began their studies at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. As of December 31, 2014, 842 apprentices were employed at the site. The average age of our employees in Neckarsulm is 41.8. The average time they have been at the company is 17.6 years.
The Audi Volunteers’ Day took place for the third time in Neckarsulm in 2014. 290 Audi people were involved. This voluntary commitment was to the benefit of 25 social organizations in the region. The Volunteers’ Days is part of the initiative “Audi – Matter of Honor,” which supports the social commitment of the Audi employees over the long term.
Audi has traditionally placed high priority on the compatibility of career and family life. For this reason, the company has cooperated since 2004 with the association “Children in Movement,” which provides full day care in nurseries in Neckarsulm and the surrounding area. The number of places for children available in those nurseries was increased from 60 to 73 in 2014. Child care has been offered during school summer holidays in Neckarsulm since 2011, and in the Easter, Whitsuntide and autumn holidays as well since 2014.