Professional development, leadership and management programs
The Volkswagen Group Academy offers a broad range of qualification routes for specialists and experts. These include personal development programs in addition to general professional development programs and training within the vocational groups. The dual training principle is of key importance here because the best way to continue systematically developing throughout a career is by closely combining theoretical learning with practical application.
At the start of 2014, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT, Porsche and MAN brands agreed uniform personnel standards for the professional development of future executives and managers in the Group.
A large number of the development programs and selection processes for executives, master craftsmen and managers have already been standardized across all the brands in Germany. The Volkswagen brand alone offered over 190 training programs leading to qualifications for executives, master craftsmen and managers, as well as assessment centers for prospective managers, in 2014. At an international level, the Volkswagen Group Academy ran a total of approximately 60 training programs for executives, master craftsmen and managers, as well as assessment centers for management. These took place in Poland, the Czech Republic, the UK, Spain, Portugal, the USA, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, India, China and Russia.