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It’s official: Volkswagen Group UK is a Top Employer

Press release   •   Mar 14, 2014 17:12 GMT

Milton Keynes, March 14, 2014: Volkswagen Group UK has been awarded Top Employer status by the Top Employers Institute for its commitment to developing talent and offering a first-class working environment with high quality training and development opportunities across its five brands – Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT.

The Top Employers certification is awarded to the best employers around the world: those organisations that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings and are then independently certified by the Top Employers Institute.  To gain certification an organisation must demonstrate a forward-thinking Human Resources environment that is continuously working to optimise its employee conditions and leading the way in the development of its people.

In recognising the Volkswagen Group’s Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification, Top Employers said: ‘Our comprehensive independent research revealed that Volkswagen Group UK Ltd provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimise its employment practices and to develop its employees.’

The Volkswagen Group’s extensive employee development programme, which is available to more than 800 employees at its Milton Keynes-based headquarters, was particularly praised.  The programme includes graduate schemes and traineeships, as well as leadership development and international exchange opportunities.  The Group’s National Learning Centre was also lauded for its commitment to developing staff across the Group’s network of more than 1,000 dealerships.

Staff benefits, internal communication channels and flexible working conditions were all singled out as being of an exceptionally high standard and the Group’s Human Resources department was recognised for demonstrating strong leadership and engendering a culture of continuous development.

Fiona Roberts, Human Resources Director at Volkswagen Group UK Ltd, said: ‘We are extremely proud to be recognised as a Top Employer.  People are at the heart of our business and we continually strive to deliver a working environment in which our employees develop themselves personally and professionally.  This award endorses the fantastic work we’re doing with our people, and provides a strong base on which we can continue to build in future.’

For more information on the Volkswagen Group’s UK operations as well as apprenticeship,
graduate and career opportunities at one of the UK’s Top Employers, please visit www.volkswagengroup.co.uk.

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For further information and interview opportunities please contact the Volkswagen Group press office on 01908 601187.  For additional details on Top Employers please go to http://www.top-employers.com/en/companyprofiles/gb/volkswagen-group-uk-ltd/

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Volkswagen Group UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest carmaker and one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.  From its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, it controls the sourcing, marketing and distribution of all vehicles and parts in the UK for Volkswagen Group vehicles, including Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA cars. 

Volkswagen UK is one of the country’s largest importers, accounting for almost one in ten of every car sold. The company sells a wide range of vehicles which range from compact city cars through the best-selling and renowned Golf, Polo and Beetle models, to luxury saloons and 4x4s. 

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