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The New Trainees at the Wolfsburg Plant–Welcome!

604 young professionals have now started their professional training and dual degree courses.

Class of trainees
2018

The new trainees have arrived at the Wolfsburg plant: 604 young professionals have now started their professional training and dual degree courses. The 216 women and 388 men are studying one of five commercial or 15 technical professions or are working towards earning one of ten dual degrees. More than 35 percent of this young workforce is women. The group of IT specialists and electronics engineers for automation technology (138) represents the largest group of trainees among the technical professions. This is followed by motor vehicle mechatronics technicians (82) and industrial mechanics and mechatronics engineers (each with 48 trainees). Among the commercial trades are industrial managers (54) and office management specialists (36).

Nearly three quarters of this new class of trainees at the Wolfsburg location are from the local region: 171 of them are from Wolfsburg, and many others are from the surrounding areas of Gifhorn (178), Helmstedt (67) and Wolfenbüttel (23). All told, the new trainees and dual degree students come from ten German states, and one dual business administration student even comes from Herndon, Virginia in the US, where one of his parents works for Volkswagen Group of America. Across Germany, 1,522 young men and women started their professional training or dual degree course at Volkswagen in 2018. The young professionals by location: Wolfsburg: 604, Hanover: 199, Kassel: 199, Emden: 119, Braunschweig: 111, Zwickau: 109, Salzgitter: 102, Osnabrück: 40, Chemnitz: 33, Transparent Factory in Dresden: 6.

"I’ve always loved tinkering and crafting, so this course is perfect. I could imagine returning to Zwickau when I’m done and helping Volkswagen with development."

Tini Stark (18)
from Zwickau, dual degree student in vehicle production with integrated practical placements at Volkswagen

"As soon as I completed my work experience internship at Volkswagen I knew this was the place I wanted to be. I’m especially excited about the practical phases of my training where I can learn about installation technology, building systems and programming."

Edgar Baal (18)
from Wolfsburg, dual degree student in electrical engineering and information technology with a traineeship to become an electrical engineer for automation technology

"To me, Volkswagen is international, cosmopolitan and offers an infinite number of possibilities. That’s why I chose Volkswagen. 
I really feel at home here and am looking forward to 
my practical placements!"

Timo Zollino (19)
from Wolfsburg, dual degree student in business management and economics with integrated practical placements at Volkswagen

"Volkswagen is part of my life. My sister did a dual degree course here and my grandfather was even in charge of a machinery workshop. I can see myself staying at Volkswagen and maybe working at one of the company’s locations abroad."

Luisa Warnstedt (18)
from Wolfsburg, dual degree student in business management and economics with integrated practical placements at Volkswagen

"I discovered an interest in electronics and Volkswagen through the technical center. I’m
especially looking forward to programming and 
working with robots."

Chantal Dykierek (18)
from Wolfenbüttel, in training to become an electronics engineer for automation technology, former technical specialist at the paint shop

"I started gathering experience in IT data processing and programming even back in high school. I learned about Volkswagen as an employer through an informational event being held at my school. If things work out, I’d love to stay with the company after completing my training."

Jonadab Sritharakumar (20)
from Herzberg, in training to become an IT specialist for application development