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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

  • 11/06/18

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2018: Eight teams do battle for the title

    Eight university teams will be battling it out in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2018 from November 12 to 14 to present the best autonomous driving car. For the first time, the participants have access to digital HD map material of the entire course. The museum mobile in Audi Forum Ingolstadt will now be hosting the competition for young talents for the fourth time.
  • 10/15/18

    Audi at One Young World Summit 2018: Sustainable ideas for the world of tomorrow

    On its way to a sustainable future worth living, Audi is stopping off at the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague together with committed employees and external scholarship holders. From October 17 to 20, the young people there will discuss concepts for improved sustainability, education and environmental protection with a further 1,500 participants from a total of about 200 countries. The Audi Environmental Foundation will later turn selected ideas into reality worldwide.
  • 09/28/18
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    Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler new Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG

    Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler will become the Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG on 1 November 2018. He is the successor of Peter Mertens, who has held this position since May 1, 2017. Mertens had asked the Audi Supervisory Board to release him from his duties for health reasons.
  • 09/21/18

    Audi uses modular solution for virtual-reality training

    Planning virtual training courses with almost no programming knowledge. With the so-called Virtual Reality (VR) Software Development Kit (SDK), trainers at Audi with IT experience will design the content of their training courses themselves in the future. Until now, this could be done only by programmers and was very time-consuming and complex. That has all been changed by a newly developed module solution from Audi’s brand logistics. Apprentices at the plant in Ingolstadt are now practicing the “pick-by-light” method for the first time with VR training.
  • 09/11/18

    Audi develops digital learning ecosystem

    Audi is testing the learning of the future. On floor space of approximately 500 square meters, the car manufacturer is trying out the infrastructure for new training formats in the company’s own Audi Academy. Nowadays, this includes software labs as well as self-learning rooms and labs for virtual reality or 3D printing. These are key components for the digital learning ecosystem in which Audi plans to train its employees in the future.
  • 08/30/18

    Audi training in 2018: focus on electric mobility and digitalization

    Approximately 830 young people will start their apprenticeships or dual courses of study at Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in September 2018. By training its own next generation of employees to a high standard, the company ensures the long-term competitiveness of its sites in Germany. The focus is increasingly on electric mobility and digitalization.
  • 08/01/18

    Audi at Formula Student Germany: at race speed towards the future

    The mobility of the future is electric and automated. That trend is also reflected in this year’s Formula Student Germany (FSG) event in Hockenheim. Audi’s focus there will be solely on the “Electric” and “Driverless” categories. On August 6, three teams of students will be out to collect points for the brand with the Four Rings, in the disciplines of costs and manufacturing, engineering design, energy efficiency and acceleration, among others. The young design engineers will meet 3,500 other young scientists from 23 nations.
  • 06/04/18

    “Diversity Day 2018” – diversity of the Four Rings

    The Four Rings are colorful: Audi is highlighting its great diversity at its nationwide “Diversity Day 2018” on June 5. All employees can participate who want to break down stereotypes and highlight what people have in common. Several Audi networks have issued invitations to join a dialog. The company is also presenting targeted activities in the area of inclusion to its employees. Audi is carrying out “Diversity Day 2018” together with a total of 350 partner organizations and companies. 
  • 03/13/18

    Audi profit-sharing bonus increases to €4,770

    Audi is ensuring that its employees participate in the company’s success: A skilled worker at AUDI AG will receive a profit-sharing bonus of €4,770 for the 2017 financial year. The amount for this group of employees last year was €3,150. The company will pay out the bonuses to the eligible employees in Germany paid according to wage-bargaining agreements with the wages for May.
  • 01/19/18
    Audi MediaCenter

    Good ideas from employees: AUDI AG saves approximately €108.6 million in 2017

    Record results for the Audi Ideas Program: AUDI AG accepted and implemented approximately 15,000 suggestions for improvements from employees in 2017. This led to savings for the automobile manufacturer at its plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm of approximately €108.6 million last year, which is 23.4 percent more than in the previous year.
  • 12/13/17

    Audi analyzes the desires of young IT experts

    They are more interested in flexible working times than in a traditional career path: In a large-scale survey on “Generation Z” and “Generation Y,” Audi investigated what young IT experts would like an employer to offer. With the development of piloted driving, digital services and the smart factory of the future, the Ingolstadt-based automobile manufacturer is increasingly supported by these sought-after specialists.
  • 11/28/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Works Council and Company secure future of Audi together

    Target achieved: At the fourth works meeting of the year, the Audi Works Council joined the management in announcing the extension of job security until the end of 2025. The deal covers the entire workforce of AUDI AG. General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler also announced that two all-electric SUV models are to be built at the Ingolstadt site from 2021.
  • 11/21/17

    Audi starts further-training campaign for big data and artificial intelligence

    Audi is making its employees fit for the digital future: Under the “” motto, the automobile manufacturer has started a further-training campaign focused on big data and artificial intelligence. Expertise in these areas is an essential basis for the development of cars driving in piloted mode, intelligent robots and digital mobility services. One important element here is Audi’s cooperation with the online platform Udacity.
  • 11/17/17

    Team AFILSOP of the Ilmenau University wins Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017

    The 10,000 euros prize money for the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017 goes to Ilmenau. In the finale for the competition, the team from AFILSOP prevailed against the heavy competition from seven other universities. During the third Audi Autonomous Driving Cup, students for the first time also completed tasks in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
  • 11/07/17

    Audi as an employer: a magnet for young professionals

    Audi is one of the most attractive companies for young professionals with one to ten years of career experience. Experienced engineers and economists give the automobile manufacturer top marks. This is the result of the current employer rankings carried out by Trendence and Universum. In particular, sought-after IT specialists are attracted by Audi’s advancing transformation into a digital car company.
  • 11/02/17

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017: independently and intelligently around the course

    The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2017 sees eight teams from German universities do battle for podium positions. The competition will be held for the third time on November 15 and 16 in the museum mobile at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt. The winning team will receive prize money of EUR 10,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 04/18/16

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 03/12/15

    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.
  • 05/02/14

    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.

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