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Vorsprung durch Technik originates in the minds of the employees. The goal of Human Resources is therefore to create the best possible conditions so that employees can be creative and drive innovation. Audi offers a modern work environment with many additional, personalized benefits, training and continuing education options, health programs, and support for family and career. As an attractive employer, Audi assumes social responsibility at its corporate locations and supports education, sports and culture as well as charitable foundations and volunteering.

Recent Press Releases

  • 08/30/17

    Successful model of dual training: some 800 young people to start at the Audi sites in Germany

    804 young people will start their vocational training at Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this year. The carmaker will thus be training a similarly large number of young people as in the previous year. In addition, 39 young people will start a dual course of study. A dual course of study for a master’s degree will also be offered for the first time.
  • 07/03/17

    Best Employer 2017: Audi is top among graduates

    Audi continues to be a preferred employer for many young academics in Germany. This is demonstrated by the current employer surveys carried out by the consulting companies Universum* and trendence*. In particular, students of engineering and economics place the company in top positions and want to turn their visions into Vorsprung at Audi. Amongst IT experts, the automobile manufacturer with innovative topics is once again ranked in the top-ten most popular employers.
  • 06/26/17

    What makes “Generation Z” tick? Audi examines the goals and desires of its youngest employees

    After “Generation Y,” “Generation Z” has now also arrived on the job market. Audi wants to better understand the professional desires and goals of this youngest employee generation and has carried out a wide-ranging survey of people born in or after 1995. The most important finding: “Generation Z” is loyal, flexible and career oriented – and is far less different from “Generation Y” than had been assumed.
  • 06/21/17

    Audi and Johannes Kepler University of Linz to establish center for artificial intelligence

    Audi and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) are to conduct joint research into the intelligent car of the future. For this purpose, the university and the brand with the Four Rings will now establish the “Audi.JKU deep learning center” in Linz. Through cooperation with the Institute for Bioinformatics headed by Prof. Sepp Hochreiter, Audi plans to promote the use of artificial intelligence in automobiles.
  • 05/30/17

    Smart Factory Hackathon: coding for Audi’s production of the future

    Anyone who masters algorithms and programming is exactly right for this event: From October 4 to 6, 2017 the Audi Production division in Ingolstadt is holding its second Smart Factory Hackathon. In this competition, talented young data scientists from all over the world have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. The goal is to work out practical solutions for production processes of the future within 25 hours. Interested students and young professionals can apply immediately.
  • 04/03/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi once again “best training company” in 2017

    Audi is one of “Germany’s best training companies” for the second time in succession. According to a study by FOCUS MONEY magazine, the company offers optimal conditions for apprentices in the “Automobile Manufacturers” category. A total of 940 companies from more than 50 sectors participated in the nationwide study.
  • 02/17/17

    Audi receives Industrial Inclusion Prize

    For the exemplary integration of people with physical disabilities, AUDI AG has been awarded the 2016 Industrial Inclusion Prize in the large company category. At its plants in Germany in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, the company employs 3,100 people with disabilities, or 5.8 percent of the workforce. Together with the University of St. Gallen, Audi has carried out a comprehensive scientific evaluation of its integration process and has derived further specific steps to be taken.
  • 12/05/16

    Audi extends employment guarantee

    Audi is extending its employment guarantee for its approximately 61,000 employees in Germany for a further two years until 2020. According to Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, the current agreement will be followed by further negotiations with the General Works Council. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive pact in combination with an even more long-term job guarantee extending far into the next decade.
  • 11/24/16

    Peter Mertens appointed as new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

    Dr. Ing. Peter Mertens has been appointed as the new Board of Management Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. He was previously Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation in Göteborg, Sweden.
  • 10/19/16

    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

    Audi engineers in the lecture hall: At the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), powertrain development engineers from Audi are expanding their knowledge in the field of electric mobility. The goal of the project is to increase their strategic and technical expertise. The company intends to further strengthen its innovative power by gaining additional stimulus from the world of science.
  • 09/01/16

    System of dual training at Audi: Career start into the digital future

    Audi is expanding its activities in the field of dual occupational training: 804 young people, more than ever before, will start their occupational training in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm this September. The company will continue to provide training to such large numbers of young people in the coming years, and will thus strengthen its position in the future areas of digitization and electric mobility.
  • 08/03/16

    Audi at Formula Student 2016: countdown at the Hockenheimring

    Audi is getting ready for Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2016. This year, the company is participating in the construction competition with five teams of students. In addition, the automobile manufacturer will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best idea for lightweight construction from young engineering students. 115 teams from 28 countries will compete to produce the best overall concept for self-developed racing cars at the Hockenheimring between August 9 and 14.
  • 07/06/16

    A modern working world at Audi: New company agreement on mobile working

    Binding criteria for mobile working: The Board of Management and Group Works Council of AUDI AG have reached a new company agreement. In the future, employees will have even more freedom and scope to combine their working life with their private life. For the first time, they have a general right to work flexibly and independently of place and time, if it is compatible with their actual tasks. The new regulations are part of a comprehensive concept for the future world of work at Audi.
  • 05/20/16

    UNIVERSUM ranking: Audi is a preferred employer

    “Vorsprung durch Technik” is highly rated by university students in Germany. Audi has once again achieved top positions in the current ranking by the UNIVERSUM institute. For the next generation of engineers, the company has now been voted the most desirable employer for the ninth time in succession. And among IT students, Audi is rated as the best automobile manufacturer. With approximately 45,000 participants, the UNIVERSUM ranking is regarded as the biggest graduate survey in Germany.
  • 04/25/16

    trendence study: Audi is a top employer

    Making visions into “Vorsprung” – the development engineers of tomorrow would prefer to do that at Audi. In the latest study by trendence, a research institute, the brand with the Four Rings was ranked in first place for the ninth time in succession by engineering students. Audi also gained a top ranking once again from students of business management, taking second place. As an innovative company, Audi wants to strengthen its workforce with 1,200 more employees in its most important areas for the future. Digitization is increasingly creating new jobs.
  • 04/18/16

    Action for prevention of bowel cancer: Audi receives Felix Burda Award

    A successful approach to a sensitive topic: AUDI AG has won this year’s Felix Burda Award with its “Actively tackling cancer” screening concept. Representatives of Audi’s Health Care department accepted the award in the “Workplace health checks” category at a gala in Munich moderated by Thomas Hermanns on Sunday evening.
  • 11/26/15

    School lessons for refugees: Audi helps job seekers

    Audi and the city of Ingolstadt are helping refugees to obtain German school qualifications and to qualify for vocational training. About 20 migrants aged 18 to 25 will be able to attend school for a total of 24 weeks starting in January 2016. Additional classes are already being planned for the coming school years. The automobile manufacturer is providing financial support for these lessons from its immediate aid fund for refugees. Since September, Audi employees at various of the company’s sites have initiated numerous support projects.
  • 10/02/15

    Audi wins Digital Transformation Award

    Audi is placing increasing importance on social media tools and is using them to establish new forms of cooperation. As a result, the company this Thursday received the Digital Transformation Award in Berlin. Mattias Ulbrich, Head of IT and Organization, accepted the prize in the Corporate Culture category.
  • 09/11/15

    Audi launches Vocational Training 2.0

    Accessing learning materials at any time, sharing knowledge online and developing work methods independently or in a team: Starting this training year, Audi is rolling out a concept for mobile and digital learning in 16 vocations. The brand with the four rings is the first automotive manufacturer to implement widespread use of tablet computers as learning tools based on a stringent, didactic concept. AUDI AG currently offers apprenticeships in a total of 21 vocations. This Friday, 752 new apprentices begin their careers in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. In addition, 39 young employees will begin a dual study program.
  • 09/10/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Emergency aid for refugees: AUDI AG providing € 1 million

    Audi is moving quickly to help: the carmaker is making € 1 million in emergency aid available for refugees. The company is using the funds to support aid initiatives at its production sites in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Brussels and Győr.
  • 07/24/15

    Audi is ready for start of Formula Student Germany

    Audi is supporting Formula Student Germany (FSG) 2015: The automobile manufacturer is sponsoring four teams in the students’ construction competition. In addition, the company will present the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best lightweight construction concept. More than 3,600 students from 34 countries will travel to the Hockenheimring racetrack to be tested in various disciplines and to take part in discussions with experts from the automotive industry.
  • 07/06/15

    Audi increases number of apprenticeships

    Audi will provide vocational training to even more young people in the future. The company plans to increase its number of apprentices from approximately 2,500 at present to more than 2,700 by 2018. The future specialists will support the company on its growth path, above all with its model and technology initiative. The additional apprenticeships also represent a commitment to the company’s sites in Germany.
  • 04/27/15

    Audi is the preferred address: top places in German employer rankings

    “Vorsprung durch Technik” attracts the experts of tomorrow: This is proven by recent studies by consulting companies trendence* and Universum*. In both rankings, Audi is once again the preferred employer for young engineers in Germany. The company is also increasingly popular with young IT experts. University students have good job opportunities at Audi: This year, the brand with the Four Rings plans to recruit another 6,000 new employees worldwide. A large proportion of them will work on new innovations and will provide support with developing international production facilities.
  • 03/27/15

    Technical University of Munich students win first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    The prize for the best model car with piloted driving has been awarded to Munich: A team of five students from the Technical University of Munich has won the first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup against strong competition from all over Germany.
  • 03/26/15

    Dual education in Italy: Successful start for social project of Audi subsidiaries

    The two Audi subsidiaries Lamborghini and Ducati have celebrated a milestone with their joint social project “Dual Education System Italy” (DESI), which has been created in cooperation with the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry for Teaching, Universities and Research, and the Ministry of Education of the region Emilia Romagna. Following the first component of education in a college, the young participants, largely from socially disadvantaged families, are now starting their practical training. For this purpose, Lamborghini and Ducati have set up modern training centers in their plants.
  • 03/26/15

    Premiere for Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    A model car that reacts independently to an obstacle that suddenly appears and brakes accordingly: Approximately 50 students from all over Germany are currently working on this scenario in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup. They will present the capabilities of the model cars they have programmed themselves in the final of the competition in the Audi museum mobile on March 27, 2015.
  • 03/12/15

    New home for Audi Academy

    In the best location: The Audi Academy has now found its new home between the Danube, the New Castle and the Technical University. Today, Audi inaugurated the new seminar and office building with numerous guests from the fields of politics and business. This is where the company is concentrating its many further-training activities.
  • 12/01/14

    Universum study: top places for Audi amongst young professionals

    Audi has achieved its best results in the renowned Universum study for young professionals since the survey started. The company has recorded another double victory as the most popular employer for graduates of both engineering and business management. In the IT category, the brand with the Four Rings has moved up to second place. Amongst graduates of natural sciences, Audi has made a great leap forward by 14 places. Meanwhile, the Audi family has grown to a new record size in 2014: After recruiting more than 3,000 new employees this year, the Audi Group will have a worldwide workforce of approximately 80,000 people at the end of 2014.
  • 10/21/14

    Audi México: Inaugurado nuevo Centro de Especialización

    Un gran momento para Audi México: más de 300 invitados de alrededor del mundo celebraron hoy la inauguración del nuevo Centro de Especialización, entre ellos el Prof. h.c. Thomas Sigi, responsable de Recursos Humanos del Consejo Directivo de AUDI AG, el Dr. Hubert Waltl, responsable de Producción del Consejo de Directivo de AUDI AG, Dr. Rafael Moreno Valle, Gobernador del Estado de Puebla, Dr. Jorge Guillén, Rector de la Universidad Tecnológica de Puebla, Dr. Elías Micha Zaga, Director Adjunto de Desarrollo Regional del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) y Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Ministra Adjunta en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Federal de Alemania. En el futuro, en este moderno edificio se llevarán a cabo más de 1,500 cursos anuales para empleados y becarios. Esta capacitación previa constituye la base para el inicio de la producción del sucesor del Audi Q5* en la nueva planta de San José Chiapa. En total, la plantilla de Audi México contará hasta finales de 2016 con alrededor de 3,800 empleados.
  • 09/12/14

    The Audi family is growing: 724 new apprentices

    Today, 724 young people are starting their vocational training at Audi. 483 apprentices are beginning their working lives at the company’s headquarters in Ingolstadt and 241 are starting at the Neckarsulm site. The proportion of young women is constantly growing and will exceed 29 percent this year. AUDI AG currently offers apprenticeships in 22 different occupations, four of which also result in the qualification to study at a university of applied sciences. In addition, six dual study courses are offered at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm sites.
  • 05/27/14

    20 years of Audi Ideas Program

    AUDI AG celebrates 20 years of Audi Ideas Program with impressive results: 58,040 Audi employees submitted ideas for improvements in the past two decades, adding up to a total of 838,070 suggestions. From the ideas that were realized, Audi has derived a total benefit of 780 million euros. The company is celebrating the jubilee year with various activities such as participation in an Alpine rally and a special lottery with jubilee prizes.
  • 05/02/14

    Audi subsidiary Lamborghini is the “Employer of Choice”

    The Audi Group is more popular than ever as an international employer. The Audi subsidiary Automobili Lamborghini has taken first place in the latest publication of the prestigious “Employer of Choice” rankings, ahead of Vodafone and Ferrari. Audi had already come out ahead in Germany and Hungary as the favorite employer for future university graduates: Audi Hungaria was selected for the sixth consecutive time as the country’s most attractive company. AUDI AG also achieved top places in the rankings by German graduates from trendence and UNIVERSUM.
  • 04/29/14

    Best job opportunities with top employer Audi

    AUDI AG continues to grow and with it its popularity as an employer. This is proven by the current employer rankings of the consulting institutions trendence* and UNIVERSUM*. They show that the automobile manufacturer remains the preferred employer for most students in Germany, especially for engineering students. The graduates can look forward to excellent job prospects: Audi wants to further expand its core competencies this year and to strengthen its fields of innovation in particular with around 2,000 experts.
  • 01/28/14

    Audi is “Best Employer” in 2014

    19,000 employees have voted: Audi as Germany’s “Best Employer.” The automobile manufacturer is the winner of the employee poll carried out by the news magazine FOCUS in both the overall ranking and the category “Automotive/Large Companies.” Together with the social network Xing, FOCUS carried out the poll to identify the top employers amongst 2,000 companies in 22 industries. The feature with the most weighting was the willingness of employees to recommend their employer.
  • 01/22/14

    Audi México en la senda de crecimiento

    Buen balance al inicio del nuevo año: la planta Audi en San José Chiapa muestra los avances considerados en el calendario de construcción. También, el crecimiento del personal contratado lleva buen ritmo. Para finales del año se integrarán alrededor de 1,000 nuevos colaboradores. La inauguración del nuevo Centro de Capacitación en el verano de 2014 constituye otra piedra angular. Audi México se establece entretanto como un empleador atractivo con numerosas ofertas para sus colaboradores.
  • 04/29/13

    Audi is Europe’s top employer

    Audi is more popular as an employer than ever before. The company recorded its fourth win in succession in the renowned employer rankings of the research institutes Trendence and Universum* and thus remains a top address for students in Germany. After Audi Hungaria was voted Hungary’s most attractive company and Audi Brussels took first place in the Belgian “Employer of the Year” survey just a week ago, Audi has now gained excellent results also in Germany.

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