Audi Global Graduate Program

Would you like to start your career as a trainee at Audi and get an overview of the entire company? Would you like to experience the collaboration between the VW Group brands and gain international experience? Would you like to benefit from an excellent interdisciplinary network, a multifaceted competence development as well as a comprehensive mentoring concept from members of the management? – Then the Audi Global Graduate Program is just right for you!

Inspired by Vorsprung, empowered by You

The perfect career start

Our program is the perfect start for your career at Audi. Not only will you receive a deep insight into the company but also profit from an excellent network and the diverse curriculum. During the program you will be mentored and guided – personally and technically. Right from the start, you will receive an unlimited employment contract. We have summarized the highlights of the program here.

18 months duration in up to 5 relevant departments fitting your target position including a project abroad. Opportunity to choose a project in another VW group brand or one of the progressive Audi Start-up and Spin Off businesses Comprehensive Mentoring Concept: Independent mentoring and coaching from a member of the Audi management guiding you through your trainee program. Technical feedback from the department lead during your projects. Support from a trainee welcome tutor for your first weeks at Audi. Sophisticated integrated Competence Development: Gain new skills with our competence development framework including assignments in the production, customer care, digitalization and many more. Take the opportunity to encourage your personal and professional growth. Teambuilding and interdisciplinary Network: Built up your own interdisciplinary network for your future job position during your projects. Get to know the Audi and VW Group Trainee community. Be part of exclusive networking events with the top management.

Program Elements

Onboarding and Graduation Week
Starting with a week full of relevant information about Audi, the company structures, strategies and your personal organisation and ending your program with reflecting and team building with other trainees.

Outside the box
Get some hands-on experience through modules on the production line, the canteens as well as the vehicle delivery.

Networking opportunities
Regular chats with members of the Board of Management, top management or Alumni give you the chance to get to know their view of the company.

Trainee Day
The monthly trainee day allows you to attend lectures and workshops and to discuss ideas with other participants in various exciting areas of the company.

Working groups
You will work in different working groups on topics outside your specialist areas such as in creating the trainee newsletter, consulting other departments or organizing networking events and corporate social responsibility projects.

Agile and digital week
Get yourself qualified within digital and agile competencies.

Starting in one of our strategic job fields

You can choose your personal thematic focus out of our strategic job fields and become an expert for different issues.

Product and Technology

Product and Technology

Define new products out of the customers perspective, find an optimal market introduction date and coordinate the whole variety of development departments. You will actively design technical innovations starting from the first concept sketch until the end of production. See your component or function get implemented in brand new Audi vehicles leaving the assembly line.

Work in agile teams and design our future development processes. If this appeals to you – this job field suits best!

IT, Processes, Digitalization

IT, Processes, Digitalization

The world is constantly changing. We are facing more and more complex challenges in an increasingly networked world. Are you interested to work on the future IT infrastructure and processes that will impact all areas of the company?

Do you want to utilize the opportunities of digitalization and convert data into valuable insights? Then this is the right job field for you.

Market, Finance and HR

Market, Finance and HR

Procurement, marketing, sales, finance and HR are essential fields of our company. This includes the search for suitable suppliers or service providers, the design of convincing advertising, the analysis of customer needs, the control of development budgets, but also the search, support and development of employees. This is only a fraction of the available assignment pool of the job field Market, Finance and HR.
 

Does this sound attractive and interesting to you? Then this job field will suit your ambitions!

Requirements

What is important to us:
We are looking for people who are open-minded and curious, who optimistically face changes und want to work in an international, diverse team. Employees who unlock their full potential within their team. Who set high standards for themselves to make things better and demonstrate willingness to fill Vorsprung with life, every day again. Who want to take responsibility for their work, for Audi, for society, and for the future.

Qualifications

  • University graduates preferably with master's degree with above-average academic performance
  • Minimum of three months of international experience during your academic program through internships or a semester abroad 
  • Practical experience of at least six months through relevant internships
  • Fluent English (as well as knowledge of another language if English is your native language, preferably German)
  • Relevant extra-curricular commitment

Personal competences

  • Passion for future mobility solutions
  • Bring in your global mindset in an innovative and digital work environment
  • Living integrity has a top priority to you
  • Open-minded personality and willingness to change perspective, adapt to new environment, dare to change 

Start of the program

The program starts twice a year in April and October.

Are you looking forward to being part of the Audi Global Graduate Program? The next positions for your entry in April 2023 will appear in September.

FAQs

FAQs on the application process

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FAQs on the application process

How does the application process work?

Please hand in your written application via the Audi job portal. If your qualifications are convincing, you will be invited to a personal interview.

The interview will take place via Skype or MS Teams (via camera if agreed) with a recruiter and a representative from the specialist department.

The further process will include an online Assessment Center via MS Teams.

The AC takes about 1.5 hours; further information for the AC will follow with an invitation to it.

How long are positions advertised?

Be prepared. Apply quickly. The application phase runs for a maximum of three weeks.

What are the requirements for an application?

A successfully completed university program (Master’s degree preferred) with above-average academic performance is needed.

Is it possible to apply if you have not yet completed your degree?

Prerequisite is a completed bachelor’s degree at the beginning of the program.

Can I apply for the AGGP as an international applicant?

International applicants are warmly welcome.

Can I also apply if I already have work experience?

The program is primarily aimed at graduates but can also help young professionals kick-start a career at Audi.

How important is a knowledge of German?

Basic knowledge of German is an advantage.

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Our trainees introduce themselves

  

Raquel Capistrano

Raquel Capistrano, Ingolstadt

“There is an intensive feedback culture in the Audi Global Graduate Program. Responses from other trainees on equal terms really help a lot day to day on both a technical and a personal level.”

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Designing the future with a penchant for data

Spanish mother, Filipino father, and born in the US: Raquel Capistrano’s life has effectively been on a multicultural track since she was in the cradle. For this engineer, the fact that Audi can also offer an international business orientation through the Audi Global Graduate Program (AGGP) was a selling point: “After I finished school, it was important to me to get to know a company from as many different perspectives as possible. As an Audi trainee, I’m getting precisely these diverse insights into different departments, although I also noticed early on that I'd need to specialize at some point. Data analysis is my favorite. I actually became even more interested in the auto industry when I first started in the AGGP because I’m convinced that I can do a lot here.”

 

Apart from the technical training she is receiving, Raquel particularly values the intensive exchange with other participants: “ The community has developed through monthly trainee days and work on joint projects where we share a lot of ideas. What was new for me was the intensive feedback culture. Responses from other trainees on equal terms really help a lot on both a technical and a personal level.”

 

A big world becomes very small in intimate conversations. Employees from Audi management offer insights into their working environment in very small groups. They don’t only address technical qualifications, but also the human side as well, as Raquel explains: “You get a sense of what it means to have a lot of responsibility and to make good career decisions. That personal exchange is really inspiring. I’ve set a goal for the months that I have left in the Audi Global Graduate Program: I want to proactively start up even more projects. We get this creative leeway in the program and I want to exploit that even more.”

Apoorva Suresh, Ingolstadt

Apoorva Suresh, Ingolstadt

“The Audi Global Graduate Program holds an incredible number of impressions and perspectives. What I’ve learned: efficient time management is incredibly important. Setting priorities, distributing my resources properly, and also taking on tasks involving responsibility – that’s what it’s about.”

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Accepting challenges, taking on responsibility

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous driving – that’s where Apoorva Suresh’s passion lies. Within the Audi Global Graduate Program (AGGP) she is doing her part to get these futuristic visions onto the street as soon as possible: “Fully autonomous driving is synonymous with maximum complexity. It is the holy grail for the car industry, and that’s why it’s an extremely exciting topic for me.”

 

In her first year of the 18-month trainee program, Apoorva, who hails from India, has already worked in several different departments, gained specialist insights, and made lots of new contacts in what is her fourth year in Germany. She emphasizes that there have been many possibilities to develop her own skills and learn new ones: “Compared to the academic work at the university, other areas of focus are required here. The Audi Global Graduate Program holds an incredible number of impressions and changes of perspectives in store. It’s important to keep track of everything, especially at the beginning. Efficient time management is incredibly helpful for this. Setting priorities, distributing my resources properly, and also taking on tasks involving responsibility – that’s what it’s about.”

 

The efficient teamwork is great support for her: “In the first few weeks, everything was new and different. However, thanks to the support from the individual departments and also from the other trainees, it never became a strain. With the help of the team, we were able to finish projects that I initially thought we’d never make.”

Josef Huber, Ingolstadt

Josef Huber, Ingolstadt

“Everyone at Audi is open to improvements and wants to push transformation forward. Trainees from the program are integrated as important driving forces in that process.”

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Appreciate every moment

“If you grow up in Ingolstadt, you simply can’t escape the fascination of the brand. With the Audi Global Graduate Program (AGGP) I’ve got the chance to become part of this fascination – right at my doorstep,” says Josef Huber, explaining his motivation.

 

Josef sees his future in vehicle design. His tools of the trade include creativity and the power of innovation, but the first six months in the AGGP have already shown him that there’s more to a successful product than design expertise: “After the first three months in the design department, I learned from Marketing just how early this area, too, is involved in the development process. As a designer, of course you want to make cool things and develop new cars. But the cars can’t just look good – they have to be positioned correctly in the market and meet customer requirements. Once you’ve understood those interacting factors, your next draft might look very different.”

 

Josef wants to use his remaining time as a trainee to connect with as many people as possible in the company and expand his network: “Something I’ve felt in all of my conversations so far is that everyone at Audi is open to improvements and wants to push transformation forward. People always listen open-mindedly to suggestions, and trainees from the program are integrated as important driving forces. That gives me a positive feeling, and I try to consciously appreciate every moment of the AGGP. Because after six months, it’s already totally obvious that this time is flying by.”

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