“Why don’t you just ‘bake’ your dream partner yourself?” Everyone in Germany is probably well acquainted with this snappy saying. Volkswagen is making what comes across so casually in conversation a reality. They are training their own software developers. Why are they doing this? The market has been swept clean of candidates, and demand will be growing enormously over the next few years. In 2020 alone there will be a need for 750,000 specialists in information and communications technologies across Europe – and this trend is set to continue.
Into pole position with “Faculty 73”
Volkswagen AG is now training its own new generation of IT experts. Interested applicants with “IT passion” from both inside and outside of the Group can apply until November 4. In spring 2019, the first 100 participants will start with the innovative “Faculty 73” program, a two-year course culminating in a junior software developer qualification. In 2021, the future co-workers will then be in pole position to launch their careers in a promising field. In addition, they will be given contracts for permanent employment at Volkswagen.