VWG targets 1,000 IT experts

A major recruitment drive will see the Volkswagen Group (VWG) reinforce its team with highly qualified IT specialists and strongly expanding its know-how in the fields of artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity.

The Group plans to secure the services of more than 1,000 IT experts over the next three years from highly qualified lateral entrants from a variety of high-tech sectors, the gaming industry and top-level research.

Dr Karlheinz Blessing, member of the board of management of the Volkswagen Group responsible for human resources, said, ‘people who want to shape the future of mobility are coming to Volkswagen. We are tackling the major challenges of the future with the best people: digitalisation, software development, e-mobility, autonomous driving and mobility services. For these fields, we are reinforcing our team with top-class experts.’

The new recruits will work in the core IT organisation at the company’s headquarters as well as in IT labs in Wolfsburg, Berlin and Munich. These labs are creating new solutions in the fields of big data, Industry 4.0, the Internet of things, connectivity, mobility services and virtual reality.

Volkswagen Group IT has already recruited highly specialised lateral entrants from a variety of sectors and countries – including robotics experts, level designers, design thinking experts, and AI research workers. These new employees are working in units such as the Virtual Engineering Lab, the Data Lab, the Smart Production Lab, the Ideation Hub or Group IT in Wolfsburg.