Training and advancement
Employees with excellent qualifications are an important basis for Audi’s success. That is why the Company trains up young people worldwide and provides support for employees in all life phases by offering a wide array of advanced training options.
Audi also implements the successful “dual vocational training” model – a combination of classes at a vocational college and in-company training – at its international sites. The Company seeks a new, progressive direction here: In all vocations, learning through digital formats and above all with mobile tablet computers is now mainstream practice alongside long-established methods that focus on skills and practical work.
The “Audi dual” program is aimed at high school or technical college graduates with a strong interest in technology and equips them with a dual qualification: It combines studying engineering at the Ingolstadt University of Applied Science (THI) with various practical assignments spanning a wide variety of Audi divisions. At the Neckarsulm site, too, Audi brings together theory and practice in a successful dual study program: The Company works in partnership with the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). In Belgium, at Audi Brussels, there is a dual course of studies leading to degrees in Automation Technology, Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering, for example.
Audi offers its employees an array of opportunities for specialist and cross-disciplinary further training. To develop and expand specific expertise for the future, Audi has set up area academies in all divisions of the Company. The specialized course content ranges from procurement and logistics to electrical and electronics development. In addition, Audi runs twelve competence centers for supplementary qualifications.
Audi collaborates with universities and other bodies to provide specialized, advanced training. A prime example is the partner project with the Ingolstadt University of Applied Science (THI), through which powertrain engineers for electric mobility are qualified.
The Company also prepares its employees for the challenges and high importance of entrepreneurial responsibility at the “Sustainability Academy.” The training program is open to employees and managers from all divisions, starting with the youngest: Audi’s apprentices are included among those able to attend competence development workshops on sustainability, in which they participate during their apprenticeships.