What does Audi do?
"Vorsprung durch Technik" – with pioneering courage and team spirit, Audi employees breathe new life into those words each and every day. Applying critical thought to the status quo, they bring unique and innovative ideas to fruition. Their vision: Inspire through individual, sustainable premium mobility. In a work atmosphere of creative freedom the seemingly distant future is already taking shape. That’s why such upcoming fields as piloted driving, connectivity or digitalization of production are already part of our core areas of expertise today.
Some call it work. We call it passion. This is the motto of our over 88.000 employees at our sites worldwide.
"Working at Audi means bringing your own ideas to the table, taking on responsibility from day one and breaking new ground. Our research in the field of connected mobility opens up a wide range of positions to do just that"
Where is Audi located?
In Germany in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm as well as in China, Belgium, Mexico and Hungary.
How do Udacity hiring partnerships work?
At Udacity, our goal is to make the connection between learning and jobs as direct—and as meaningful—as possible. We work closely with powerhouses like SAP, Audi or Zalando to ensure our Nanodegree programs always focus on the most important skills, tools, and technologies, so you have the best chance possible to land the job of your dreams. We know from our partners what roles are open, which recruiters and managers are hiring for them, and what kind of candidates they're looking for. We provide you with those critical details and put you in touch with relevant talent mangers of different hiring partner companies.
What does Audi find fascinating about the sector it operates in?
Providing individual mobility solutions is what drives us as well as the whole industry. Within this setting, Vorsprung is our promise. In 2017 but also in 2025. Thus, we are reshaping Audi fundamentally and face tomorrow´s three megatrends: digitalization, sustainability and urbanization. Our strategic route is clearly defined: We will become a supplier of sustainable, individual premium mobility, delighting customers across the globe. Our premium vehicles continue to form the foundation for this.
Audi's smart factory defines mobility manufacturing of tomorrow
One anecdote from Audi’s founding story…
Do you know why Audi is called Audi? "audi" is the literal Latin translation of the German word "horch", meaning the imperative "Listen!" which was also the last name of the company’s founder: August Horch.
"Some call it work. We call it passion"
What’s it like to work for Audi?
Working at Audi means bringing your own ideas to the table, taking on responsibility from day one and breaking new ground. Our research in the field of connected mobility opens up a wide range of positions to do just that.
How does one get a job at Audi?
Each open position is published on the Audi career page.
If you are interested in a position and if you have submitted your personal data and motivational letter online, we will check your application in regards to a potential fit. For example, we evaluate if you bring the necessary work experience for the entry level. If your profile fits the requirements, we will invite you for an interview. We also offer trainee programs and volunteering positions in our communications department for people who want to enter the company right after completing their studies.
The ideal Audi employee is …
… a curious, creative team-player who is eager to implement own ideas and thus shape future mobility.
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Share a touching or inspiring hiring story.
Part of the family from day 1: “At Audi I was able to get an internship that concluded with a final dissertation. I felt like a part of the Audi family from the very beginning. I came to know the work structures and processes within the company and was able to contribute my own ideas. As I quickly began to take on responsibility and independently supervise individual projects, the confidence of my fellow employees proved to be a great source of motivation.” –Kerstin Baskakow, Functional Engineer, High-Voltage Batteries
"I felt like a part of the Audi family from the very beginning", says Kerstin Baskakow (left)
Is a computer science degree a must for candidates applying to Audi?
This strongly depends on the field of expertise, from which the candidate wishes to start his career. An applicant should definitely bring along an inquisitive nature and be open to new topics. Many work areas in the company are in the process of merging.
"Our aim is to open the black box Audi. Whether on a career fair, at conferences, in our Social Media channels or in a job interview, we want to give you an authentic insight what working at Audi means"
How does Audi differ from other industry leaders when it comes to finding and hiring talent?
Our aim is to open the black box Audi. Whether on a career fair, at conference, in our Social Media channels or in a job interview, we want to give you an authentic and personal insight into what working at Audi really means.
Now it’s your turn to rant: What do you never want to read in an application ever again?
Know where you are applying. Addressing the application to the right company is the first step for a good application.
Audi Virtual Reality Experience enables its customers to experience their dream car in a unique way
What makes an application stand out from the crowd?
We want to answer this question with a question for you: Have you ever had an all-consuming passion? One that dominates your every thought – your every minute? Just imagine that it were your job. Would you still even call it work? We call it passion. Convince us of this passion in your application. That is how you make it stand out from the crowd.
"Have you ever had an all-consuming passion? One that dominates your every thought – your every minute? Convince us of this passion in your application. That is how you stand out from the crowd"
What does Audi expect from Udacity graduates?
We are convinced to meet curious and creative people who are looking for challenging tasks in a transforming industry. We want to get in touch with those people who want to leave a footprint in our history of becoming a Premium Digital Car Company.
What else should Udacity graduates know about Audi?
Whether you are just starting your career or seek a new challenge: Audi provides ideal conditions for you to discover and follow your passions. What we offer you for this – in addition to a salary – can hardly be measured in terms of money: creative tasks, job security, friendly colleagues and the opportunity to shape your professional development yourself. Flexible work schedules and family-friendly initiatives round off the Audi portfolio for employees.
# Audi supplies sustainable, individual premium mobility solutions, delighting customers across the globe.
# The carmaker is looking to fundamentally reshape itself as it tackles the megatrends of digitalization, sustainability and urbanization.
# What we used to call "work", is called passion by over 88.000 Audi employees worldwide.
*# "Audi" is the literal Latin translation of the German word “horch” (meaning “Listen!“), which was the last name of August Horch, the company’s founder.
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