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, 2017, the Audi Group employed a total of 91,321 (2016: 88,453) people. 61,712 (2016: 60,655) employees worked at AUDI AG. The subsidiary AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. had 12,307 (2016: 11,488), AUDI BRUSSELS S.A./N.V. had 2,792 (2016: 2,525) and AUDI MÉXICO S.A. de C.V. had 6,276 (2016: 5,009) employees. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. employed 1,585 (2016: 1,415) people at the end of the year, and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. had 878 (2016: 868) employees. On December 31, 2017, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. and its fully consolidated subsidiary had a total of 1,570 (2016: 1,558) employees.
60.1 percent of the total workforce of AUDI AG were skilled workers in 2017. 49.9 percent of the employees in the non-production area were academics. 15.2 percent of employees were female. In September 2017, around 800 young people started their vocational education at AUDI AG. The total number of apprentices and trainees at the two German sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm at the end of 2017 was approximately 2,700, spread over more than 20 different occupations. The proportion of women here was about 30 percent.
Further training has high priority at Audi. Imparting knowledge and knowledge transfer are more important than ever before to prepare employees for future topics such as digitalization and electric mobility. Audi Akademie is available to the employees of the Audi Group in all matters of competence development and practice-oriented training and development. The subjects range from personnel development to personality and behavioral training, as well as courses for technical qualification and language skills.
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 both in production and in the offices.
The “Audi Checkup” health check – available to all employees free of charge – 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 option for mobile working from anywhere. The company is continually expanding the “Audi Spielraum” childcare concept which combines all activities relating to childcare. This includes, for example, reserved places at day care centers near the plants, flexible short-term childcare and childcare offers for short and long school holidays.