Studies conducted by “trendence” and “Universum” show Audi is considered as being a top employer at home in Germany. In the rankings provided by these two studies, the Ingolstadt-based automaker came out on top as the preferred employer for young engineers in Germany. Audi has announced this year’s plan is to recruit 6,000 new employees worldwide and most of them are going to work on new innovations as well as provide the necessary support with developing international production facilities.
Based on this expansion, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Audi wants to increase the model lineup to 60 by the end of the decade. To do that, the company has plans to invest more than €24 billion in new products and technologies by 2019 and in the meantime it will boost its production capacities all over the world.
As a top employer in Germany, Audi will be adding around 4,000 of the total 6,000 new jobs at its sites in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt. Last year, more than 1,600 students passed through an internship while additional opportunities are available through the Development Program for Academics (EfA) or by doing a doctoral thesis in collaboration with Audi.
There’s also the “Studies and Experience in Practice” (StEP) program in Ingolstadt and Audi also collaborates with the Baden?Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Neckarsulm.