Audi not only delivered more cars than ever before last year, it also set a new record for the size of its workforce: As of December 31, 2015, the Audi Group employed a total of 84,435 people (2014: 79,483).
AUDI AG employed 59,506 (2014: 55,927), the Hungarian subsidiary Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. had 11,411 employees (2014: 11,274), AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. had 2,513 (2014: 2,528) and AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. had 2,505 (2014: 1,172). Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. employed 1,298 (2014: 1,175) people at the end of the year and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. employed 993 (2014: 865) employees. At December 31, 2015, a total of 1,541 people worked at Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Bologna (Italy) and its fully consolidated subsidiaries (2014: 1,404).
60.5 percent of the total workforce of AUDI AG were skilled workers at the end of 2015 and 48.0 percent of employees outside the area of production were university graduates. The proportion of female employees was 14.8 percent.
In September 2015, 757 young people started their occupational training at AUDI AG. The total number of apprentices and trainees at the two German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm at the end of the year was approximately 2.500, spread over 21 different occupations. The proportion of women was about 30 percent.
AUDI AG has developed numerous measures to help its staff enjoy long and active careers. The focus here is on prevention. Ergonomic working conditions have therefore been established in both production and the offices. The health checkup available to all employees plays a major role in the workforce’s very good state of health.
AUDI AG helps its employees to maintain a harmonious balance between working life and family life. In addition to numerous different arrangements for working times and workplaces, Audi makes life easier for working parents with various child-care possibilities combined under the name of “Audi Play Space.” A total of 116 places were available for regular child care in Ingolstadt nurseries and kindergartens in 2015. In Neckarsulm, 73 places are reserved with cooperating facilities. The company also provides support with finding private childcare specialists.
With the “Audi Summer Kids” program, employees at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites can take advantage of professional care for their children in the summer holidays. And together with local partners, Audi offers child care also for the February, Easter, Whitsuntide and October holidays. In 2015, the company for the second time organized child care in Ingolstadt also for the Day of Repentance and Prayer, when schools are closed in Bavaria: “My day at Audi” was fully booked within a few days. Altogether, approximately 700 children took part in the school holiday programs, about 100 more than in the previous year.
The system of flexible short-term child care for employees’ children in the cooperating facility miedelHaus in Ingolstadt is unique in the automotive industry. Employees can register their children between the ages of two and fourteen until the previous evening and benefit from the long opening times. This makes the facility useful to parents especially early in the mornings or the late afternoons, when they have to work different hours at short notice for some reason, and when their regular child‑care center is closed.
The issue of further education has high priority at Audi. Imparting and transferring knowledge are more important than ever, as the complexity of requirements is constantly rising. The Audi Academy is available to the employees of the Audi Group in all matters of competence development and practice-oriented training and education. The spectrum subjects ranges from personnel development to personality and behavioral training, as well as courses for technical qualifications and language skills.