More than 1,000 international IT experts to be appointed at Volkswagen

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The Volkswagen Group is to reinforce its team with highly qualified IT specialists and expand its know-how in the fields of artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity. For these tasks, the company is increasingly recruiting highly qualified lateral entrants from a variety of high-tech sectors, the gaming industry and top-level research. In the next three years alone, the group will secure the services of more than 1,000 IT experts.

Dr Karlheinz Blessing, member of the board of management of the Volkswagen Group responsible for human resources, said, “People who want to shape the future of mobility are coming to Volkswagen. We are tackling the major challenges of the future with the best people: digitalization, software development, E-mobility, autonomous driving and mobility services. For these fields, we are reinforcing our team with top-class experts.”

Over the next three years, the Volkswagen Group plans to recruit more than 1,000 IT specialists; half of these people will be employed in Wolfsburg. They will work in the core IT organization at the company’s headquarters as well as in IT labs in Wolfsburg, Berlin and Munich. These labs create new solutions in the fields of big data, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, connectivity, mobility services and virtual reality.

Over the past few months, Volkswagen Group IT has already recruited highly specialized lateral entrants from a variety of sectors and countries – including robotics experts, level designers, design thinking experts, and AI research workers. These new employees work in units such as the virtual engineering lab, the data lab, the smart production lab, the ideation hub, or group IT.

January 5, 2017

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