- Top-ranked once again by German university graduates
- Audi Board of Management Member for Human Resources Thomas Sigi: “We offer innovative concepts and development opportunities at sites worldwide”
- Approximately 2,000 persons recruited for competence areas of electric mobility, lightweight construction and connectivity
Ingolstadt, Germany, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — 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.
Both in the current UNIVERSUM study and in the trendence ranking, Audi remains the preferred employer number one for young engineers, and thus achieves a double win. “Working on innovative concepts such as Audi ultra is highly attractive for young graduates in technical subjects,” stated Board of Management Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director Thomas Sigi. “At the same time, we offer them the opportunity to experience the fascination of the Audi brand at more and more locations and to develop their careers worldwide.”
A career at Audi is highly attractive also for graduates in business management: 12.3 percent of them list Audi as the top employer in the trendence study; with UNIVERSUM, Audi took first place for the fourth time in succession. Audi also achieved top places in both rankings amongst graduates in IT and natural sciences. According to the UNIVERSUM study, the brand with the Four Rings is the only automobile manufacturer in the top ten for natural-science graduates. The prospective computer scientists selected Audi as the best automotive company in the survey and in fourth place overall, demonstrating how attractive a job in development is in particular for young programmers. Audi is also the winner of the study’s overall ranking, which this year was expanded to include 30,000 students of all semesters and subjects at 140 universities in Germany.
Audi currently offers the best job opportunities for many university graduates. As part of its expansion, the company plans to recruit approximately 2,000 qualified young people in Germany alone this year. The new employees will above all strengthen the competence areas of lightweight construction, connectivity and electric mobility, or will help to develop new production plants.
Audi has big plans and is investing accordingly. By 2018, the company will invest approximately €22 billion in innovations and new models, as well as in the expansion of its worldwide manufacturing structures. The sites in Germany will also profit from the biggest development and investment program in the company’s history; more than half of the planned investment will take place in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.
Anyone who would like to make a career at Audi can find a list of the jobs currently offered at www.audi.com/careers.
*UNIVERSUM polled more than 30,000 students of 140 universities; trendence surveyed approximately 26,000 students of business management and engineering subjects shortly before graduating.
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