29 young apprentices from 13 countries received the “Best Apprentice Award 2012. These young apprentices from across the globe had been subject to vocational training at Volkswagen Group and emerged winners both where excellence and professional competence were concerned. 6 female and 23 male apprentices of Volkswagen Group who received this prestigious award, also for the first time included those from MAN and Porsche. The awards were conferred on the recipients by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft along with Dr. Horst Newmann and Bernd Osterloh who were present at the prize distribution ceremony at MAN in Munich.
Volkswagen Group is currently training over 15,000 apprentices worldwide. The young apprentices who were recognised and conferred these prestigious awards are all aged between 19 and 33 years. They were from across the world and were specially invited to Germany to receive their awards and take part in other activities which spanned a couple of days.
Apprentices at Volkswagen Group are subject to intensive training and first class vocational guidance. It is the company’s way of investing in their own future while at the same time offering opportunities to young talent across the globe giving them sound basis for a lifelong future career.