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  • ‘Power Agreement’ – collective bargaining agreement concluded for Volkswagen’s battery company PowerCo

    PowerCo SE and IG Metall Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt have reached agreement in the collective bargaining process. The collective bargaining agreement, which enters into force on May 1, 2023, provides a stable framework for a sustainable organization in addition to attractive working conditions. Featuring innovative elements such as flexible elective working hours for staff, the collective bargaining agreement will be instrumental in placing PowerCo in a strong position in the competition for the best talents. At the same time, the lean nine-grade remuneration system will create transparency and reduce complexity.
  • Yvonne Bettkober to be Head of Organizational Development and Transformation for the Volkswagen Group

    From April 1, 2023, Yvonne Bettkober will become the new Head of Organizational Development and Transformation for the Volkswagen Group. She will succeed Dr. Katharina Peterwerth, who left the company last year at her own request. Bettkober was previously General Manager Switzerland and Austria at Amazon Web Services. She is a transformation expert with a proven track record and has many years of experience in the areas of corporate development, strategic organizational design and digital business models. In her new function, Bettkober will report to Hauke Stars, Member of the Board of Management for IT and Organization.
  • Volkswagen AG Fills Key Communications Positions

    Volkswagen AG is filling two key positions in communications. Pietro Zollino is moving from TRATON GROUP to Volkswagen AG and will take over as Head of Corporate Communications and Deputy Head of Global Group Communications from Nicole Mommsen effective April 1. The corporate communications role comprises media relations, strategy and international communications as well as sustainability and integrity communications. In his new role Pietro Zollino will report to Dr. Sebastian Rudolph, Head of Global Group Communications. Nicole Mommsen has been appointed Head of Global Communications and Sustainability Group Technology at Volkswagen. The role has been newly created and includes communications across Group Technology’s four main pillars: Group Components, PowerCo SE, Volkswagen Group Charging & Energy and Volkswagen’s third-party platform business. It also spans the sustainability activities of the division. As a new member of the Group Technology management team, Nicole Mommsen will report to Thomas Schmall-von Westerholt, Group Board Member for Technology and Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group Components.


Daniela Cavallo

Outstanding performance: Volkswagen celebrates the best apprentices of 2021

50 Volkswagen Group graduates have been presented with the “Best Apprentice” award. The winners come from 42 locations in 19 countries. The best in class from 22 apprenticeship trades, including the job families Industry and Electronics, Commercial Jobs and IT, Logistics, and Automotive Engineering, were celebrated.
Story “To work at the office or from home? Almost everyone wants to do both!”

“To work at the office or from home? Almost everyone wants to do both!”

How much will people work from home after coronavirus? With a new works agreement, Volkswagen is making preparations for the much discussed “new normal”. The first divisions, including Group logistics, are coming up with customised solutions for their future collaboration. Simon Motter, head of Group logistics, and works council member Dirk Wagner talk about hybrid working and the cultural shift.
Starting a career at Volkswagen: The number of trainees studying IT and electronics is growing

Starting a career at Volkswagen: The number of trainees studying IT and electronics is growing

This year, 1,150 young men and women started their apprenticeship or dual course of study at Volkswagen AG sites in Germany. Application for 2022 is already possible. Christoph Görtz, head of vocational training at the Wolfsburg site, and Burcu Sicilia, chair of the education committee in the general works council, talk about studying during coronavirus and new career paths.