Hanover Trade Show: Audi supports Up-and- Coming Engineers

(PresseBox) ( Ingolstadt / Hanover, )
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- Panel discussion on "VDI-Elevate: Supporting Students" with Dr. Werner Widuckel, Audi Board Member for HR
- Dr. Alfred Quenzler, Head of Personnel Marketing: "Audi offers engineers promising prospects despite the global recession"
- Career counseling for junior employees and professionals

New technologies and the supporting of young engineers are key topics at the Hanover Trade Show, which kicked off on Monday. AUDI AG is participating in the world's most important trade show for industrial technology as a partner in the SACHEN MACHEN ("MAKE THINGS") initiative, overseen by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The global economic crisis notwithstanding, the automotive manufacturer in Ingolstadt expects to hire additional experts this year - especially engineers.

Audi appears as a premium partner of the Association of German Engineers' SACHEN MACHEN technology initiative at the Association's booth at the Hanover Trade Show (Hall 2, Booth D36). There, at 11.00 a.m. today, April 23, Dr. Werner Widuckel, Audi Board Member for Human Resources, will join a panel discussion on "VDI-Elevate: Supporting Students." "It's a top priority for us to aid tomorrow's engineers today. We need young people who are excited about engineering and can generate creative ideas for innovative products. Simply put, such engineers make a company competitive and forward-looking. That's why Audi is a proud premium sponsor of the SACHEN MACHEN initiative,"underscores Dr. Widuckel.

This program seeks to promote the appeal of engineering careers and to provide support to up-and-coming students; to boost companies' innovative excellence;and to cement Germany's standing as a powerhouse of engineering and technology.

"Audi will continue to play a pivotal role in the job market and create excellent opportunities - particularly for engineers. We will continue to blaze trails in engineering and innovation. It is thus indispensable to rigorously promote young talent," explains Dr. Alfred Quenzler, Head of Personnel Marketing, Trainee Programs, and Recruitment at AUDI AG. He added that Audi would hire new personnel, particularly in Technical Development and Production, to pursue new fields of innovation as well as processes that improve and increase efficiency.

The trade show features several of Audi's technological highlights. Examples include the Audi A1 Sportback concept and a one-of-a-kind project in Germany:"Travolution", an application that manages the flow of traffic via optimized communication between traffic signals and vehicles. Moreover, Roman Schindlmaister, Head of Vehicle Concepts at AUDI AG, took part in Tuesday's panel discussion: "Energy Shortage: In the Dark in 30 Years?"

Audi is offering career counseling for aspiring specialists and professionals at the trade show. Today and tomorrow (April 23 and 24), interested parties can visit the Audi booth in Hall 2 to learn about employment opportunities at AUDI AG.
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