The beacon plan called “Digital Shift – in Production and Logistics” has begun with twelve employees from Production requesting for a serve training after it was promoted internally. The aim is to supply Audi employees with a skills indispensable for a digitization of prolongation and logistics processes. “There are countless talents during Audi only watchful to be discovered. Many of a employees have dark abilities and believe outward of their pursuit that are value encouraging,” says Ivan Jukic, conduct of IT during a Neckarsulm site. “Some module websites or optimize gaming PCs in their giveaway time. It’s accurately these employees that we wish to attract with a module so that we can serve enhance a digital skills during a site,” continues Jukic.
All participants build adult their skills for operative in a area of IT by swapping between training and unsentimental learning. During and after a training, they can design jobs in focus operation, module development, and IT infrastructure. The speculation is taught by a Audi Akademie. The module includes simple courses on hardware and software, as good as training on special topics such as large data, cybersecurity, and SAP applications. The training takes 6 to 18 months, depending on a spin of before knowledge, particular training speed, and mandate of a destiny job. Training advisors from a Audi Akademie and people from a dialect accompany a employees and adjust a generation and calm formed on a swell done and how distant a skills have developed.
Internal preference process: motivation, interests, and abilities – all forward of qualifications
The recruiting judgment for a commander plan is rather unconventional. “We didn’t use a career trail of a employees as a basement in a exemplary sense, though looked during who has an affinity with IT. We looked for people who, irrelevant of their qualifications, are ardent about and uncover intensity for digitization and IT topics,” says Stefanie Ulrich, conduct of HR in Neckarsulm. At a same time, a training group identified skills that any dialect needed. These mandate were afterwards compared with a applications, and a training judgment was grown formed on this. Eleven of a twelve participants have already finished their training during Audi. Half in electrical engineering and a other in physique construction, room logistics, and production, toolmaking, and automatic engineering.
The module is a good instance of a mutation efforts during Audi. The code is scheming itself for a future, with bravery and determination, a eagerness to change, and a transparent recognition of a possess DNA. This also calls for new ways of meditative and operative within a workforce. Rolf Klotz, authority of a Works Council in Neckarsulm, is also assured that Digital Shift will open adult new doors: “The module offers many colleagues a possibility to supply themselves for a mutation in an radical way. The thought has to continue to be formulating some-more artistic training opportunities. There is still a lot of talent dark in a workforce that we need to promote.”
Employees’ experiences: hobbies apropos a career
Bünyamin Akdemir and Sören Gall are dual participants of Digital Shift. After completing a program, Akdemir is going to work as a product manager in a IT infrastructure for Audi. Thanks to Digital Shift, Akdemir grabbed a possibility to spin his hobby into his career. In 2004, he began training as a bodywork and car construction automechanic during Audi, after that he worked as a prolongation workman in physique construction, and after assembled bodies in a Surface and Special Vehicles division. “To be means to rise myself together with a association is a good opportunity,” says Akdemir. “I’ve always had an affinity with digital topics. we automatic some intelligent home applications while building my family home recently and satisfied once again only how most we suffer it. When we found out about a serve training, we unsentimental for it directly.”
Sören Gall has also been an Audi worker for a prolonged time. In 2009, he started to sight as an wiring operative for automation record in Neckarsulm. This was followed by his bachelor grade in prolongation and routine management. During his unsentimental semester, he worked during Audi in a support and research center, followed by a upkeep department. Among other things, he was obliged for direct and buying formulation in a growth of new facilities. In this job, he came into hit with SAP applications on a daily basis. A good substructure for serve training in a area of in-house SAP consulting and SAP complement integrity: “I was mostly a hit chairman for SAP questions in daily business for my colleagues in my prior department. This gave me a expostulate to continue training so we could go from being a user to a IT solutions designer,” says Gall.
Both participants determine that a trail of mutation also means invariably going outward your comfort section and being open to new things. This final a high spin of drive, discipline, and independence. At a same time, there was a lot of support from a department, tellurian resources, a Works Council, and a Audi Akademie, as good as unchanging feedback meetings. “We feel really most appreciated,” says Gall.
Digital Shift: colonize of a mutation
Against a backdrop of elemental change in a industry, a Digital Shift commander plan is only one square of Audi’s tellurian resources mutation puzzle. “The training module is a plans for serve mutation projects. We are gaining profitable knowledge in small, bite-size chunks, that we can afterwards scale adult and send to other areas,” says Stefanie Ulrich. For instance, a Digital Shift thought is now being widespread to a Ingolstadt site. Under a plan name “Digital Future”, starting immediately tech-savvy Audi employees can register for modernized training in IT. Potential possibilities no longer come from Production alone – instead, a aim is to pull field from other fields as well.
The commander plan in Neckarsulm will also be continued and is prepared to start a second turn this year. The continual feedback supposing by a stream participants has been taken on house for a serve growth of a concept. “Now it’s a matter of implementing a mutation even further. Together, we are evenly compelling a digital mutation during a site,” says conduct of IT Ivan Jukic. As it becomes a heading bureau for digital prolongation and logistics within a Volkswagen Group, Digital Shift is personification a partial in transforming and facilitating long-term growth of a Neckarsulm site.