As an attractive employer, Audi offers its employees a modern work environment, creative freedom and diverse opportunities for individual development with a high level of job security. As of December 31, 2016, the Audi‑ Group employed a total of 88,435 (2015: 84,435) people. AUDI AG employed 60,655 (2015: 59,506). The Hungarian subsidiary AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. had 11,488 employees
(2015: 11,411), AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. had 2,525 (2015: 2,513) and AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. had 5,009 (2015: 2,505) employees. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. employed 1,415 (2015: 1,298) people at the end of the year, and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. had 868 (2015: 885) employees. On December 31, 2016, a total of 1,558 people worked at Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Bologna (Italy) and its fully consolidated subsidiaries (2015: 1,541).
60.2 percent of the total workforce of AUDI AG at the end of 2016 were skilled workers and 49.3 percent of the employees outside the area of production were university graduates. The proportion of female employees was 14.9 percent. In September 2016, approximately 550 young people started their occupational training at AUDI AG. The total number of apprentices at the two German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm at the end of 2016 was approximately 2,600, spread over more than 20 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 takes account of the various life phases of its employees with more than 200 working time models and the ability to work from anywhere. 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, flexible short-term child care and child-care offers for school holidays.
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 Akademie is available to the employees of the Audi Group in all matters of competence development and practice-oriented training and education. The spectrum of subjects ranges from personnel development to personality and behavioral training, as well as courses for technical qualifications and language skills.