The Volkswagen brand employs some 200,000 people worldwide, with some 120,000 of them located in Germany. The brand stands for diversity, fairness, tolerance and equal opportunity, because that is the foundation for innovative strength, creativity and performance. With some 5,000 vocational trainees, Volkswagen is also very active in supporting young talent. The company offers its employees excellent career prospects in Germany and abroad and is deeply committed to its social responsibility as a good and reliable employer all over the world.
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‘Power Agreement’ – collective bargaining agreement concluded for Volkswagen’s battery company PowerCoPowerCo 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 GroupFrom 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 PositionsVolkswagen 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.