Among the technical vocations, IT specialists and electronics technicians for automotive technology (339) accounts for the largest number of new entrants, followed by motor vehicle mechatronics technicians (135), industrial mechanics (168) and mechatronics technicians (165). As regards commercial vocations, industrial clerks (46) and office communications specialists (41) account for the largest numbers of apprentices.
Almost three quarters of the new trainee cohort in 2019 at the Wolfsburg plant come from the surrounding region: from Wolfsburg itself (193) as well as from the neighboring districts of Gifhorn (146), Helmstedt (52) and Wolfenbüttel (14). The new apprentices and students come from a total of nine German states; one apprentice is from Italy.
In Germany as a whole, 1,400 young women and men are starting their apprenticeship or dual course of studies with Volkswagen today. The career entrants by locations: Wolfsburg: 626, Hanover:210, Emden:122, Group Components plants at Brunswick:112, Salzgitter: 111 and Kassel 219. Additionally are starting in Zwickau: 111, Osnabrück: 40, Chemnitz: 31, Transparent Factory Dresden: 4.