Over 500 apprentices and 24 dual degree program students are about to start their professional career at Audi.
The brand has been training apprentices at the Ingolstadt location for 70 years, offering apprenticeships for a total of 17 professions that range from mechatronics technicians all the way to qualified medical employees.
Dieter Omert, head of vocational education and specialist competence development at Audi says: “A successful apprenticeship opens up exciting opportunities to our junior employees, with varied possibilities for development.”
General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch also stresses the importance of vocational training for the company: "Especially in the current period of change, we need young, inquisitive people with a fresh approach to the topics that Audi is working on."
With the dual degree program, Audi offers a sound, practice-oriented qualification in future skills relating to connected automobiles and systems, data management, or modern communication systems. The apprentices not only acquire practical expertise in the education center or at learning stations, but also obtain theoretical knowledge at the vocational school. Audi has now also introduced this successful concept of dual education at all locations abroad. In addition to vocational education, the company also offers the dual degree program “Audi dual.”
The curriculum for this program includes practical assignments at the company in addition to theoretical modules. To this end, the automotive manufacturer cooperates with the technical college in Ingolstadt (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt) and the Technical University of Munich. The automotive company guarantees students and apprentices who have completed their training successfully a permanent position at the company.
The application period for apprenticeships and degree programs starting in 2020 has already started. Applicants can submit their applications via the Audi careers website until September 15. Further information is available at www.audi.com/en/career/pupils/apprenticeship.html and www.audi.com/en/career/pupils/dual-studies-bachelor.html.