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Volkswagen establishes Group Human Resources Academy

Press Release   •   Jun 07, 2013 11:45 BST

Wolfsburg/Ingolstadt, June 7, 2013: Volkswagen has established a Group Human Resources Academy for HR personnel. The Academy will pool the transfer of specialist knowledge, skills and experience by experts within the HR profession. The Board Member for Human Resources of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Dr. Horst Neumann, and the Chairman of the Group Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, signed the cooperation agreement in Ingolstadt.

Board Member for Human Resources Dr. Neumann said: “By establishing the Group HR Academy, the Volkswagen Group has reached a further milestone in the training of its employees. The Academy will make a contribution to outstanding HR work and will make a good team into a top team. It will help Volkswagen become even more attractive and competitive. Outstandingly qualified employees are the essential prerequisite for taking the lead in the automotive industry.”

The Chairman of the Group Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, underlined: “One of the key factors that guarantees our success is a competent team. This is why training is a top priority at Volkswagen. Only colleagues with the best qualifications can build the best cars. With the new Academy, we are setting a further signal and underscoring the importance of training and willingness to learn from each other within the Group.”

Ralph Linde, Head of the Volkswagen Group Academy, said: “Top experts from the HR profession and other instructors will transfer their knowledge at the HR Academy. The Academy will help us to develop skills for outstanding HR work beyond the boundaries of individual brands.”

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Note to editors: An electronic photo accompanies this release showing Volkswagen Board Member for Human Resources Dr. Horst Neumann (left) and Bernd Osterloh, Chairman of the Group Works Council, signing the cooperation agreement for the HR Academy yesterday in Ingolstadt.


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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