“Formula Student is the perfect preparation for challenging tasks with Volkswagen,” says Stefan Gies, Head of the Mid- and Fullsize Series Group and FSG patron with Volkswagen. “We need young people to forge ahead with e-mobility, autonomous driving and digitalization together with us.” For this purpose, employees must be able to organize themselves in interdisciplinary teams – just like students do during the one-year design phase for FSG racing cars. “At Formula Student, we find top talents and have an opportunity to show them their career prospects with Europe’s largest automaker,” Stefan Gies adds.
Teams, jury members and motorsports personalities
Information on job opportunities with Volkswagen is available at the Volkswagen Race Truck, where Volkswagen employees provide an authentic view of the company. They are being supported by two special guests: the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR racing drivers and brand ambassadors Jasmin Preisig and Benjamin Leuchter. Jasmin Preisig of Switzerland will report on her experience in motorsports during the Ladies’ Lounge on Friday, August 9, 2019.
However, Volkswagen will not only be scouting for talent in Hockenheim but is also participating in the competition in several ways. The competition is being entered by four student teams which have received support for their preparations for FSG for a whole year – experts from Volkswagen provided advice to the students. In addition, engineers from the company are volunteering as jury members.