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Audi Seeks Top Engineering Talent to Increase Electric Innovation

Audi's status as one of the top performers for Volkswagen Group may be helped by its status as one of the most sought-after employers for new graduates.


Audi is not only a top performer for Volkswagen Group, it is also one of the preferred employers for young graduates in Germany. Engineering students, in particular, are looking to the brand as a beginning of a career upon graduation, and this year Audi plans to expand those opportunities, adding about 2,000 experts in its fields of innovation. 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.

Volkswagen Group indicated that the current employer rankings of consulting institutions trendence and UNIVERSUM prove that Audi’s popularity as an employer with graduates is growing. Results from a UNIVERSUM poll of more than 30,000 students of 140 universities and a trendence survey of approximately 26,000 students of business management and engineering subjects shortly before graduating indicated that Audi remains the preferred employer for most students in Germany, especially for engineering students. With two respected surveys behind it, Audi indicates it has achieved 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.”

Audi Attractiveness Reaches Across Many Majors of Study

Graduates in business management also see Audi as a highly attractive employment option. 12.3% 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.

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