Audi Brussels continues successful vocational education formula

Audi Brussels continued to pursue its pioneering "vocational education" program over the past school year. As in previous years, Audi Brussels offered two training tracks. Students could choose from training to become an installation technician or specialising as a maintenance technician.
Audi Brussels certainly has reason to celebrate. The Brussels company that is set to manufacture the brand with four wings’ first ever battery-electric SUV from 2018 onwards, achieved excellent results from its first four vocational education model graduations. All 39 students obtained their Installation Technician or Maintenance Technician diplomas (and in some cases, even both).

Of these, 16 former students are now actively fulfilling a technical role at Audi Brussels. Seven others maintained links to the company via the comprehensive Dual Connect program, in which bachelor or master students continue to be part of the Audi family. They are consequently invited to qualification ceremonies and events, and work for the company during their school holidays.

Nine students also successfully completed their second and final year as installation technicians this school year. And 2 students additionally achieved the highly-coveted maintenance technician certification.
Director General for Human Resources, Thomas Neuhaus: “Audi Brussels offers young people the opportunity to acquire technical skills both at school and on the work floor. Young people gain experience in our plant, which optimally prepares them for a future role at Audi Brussels, and rapidly enables them to contribute to our new high-tech model."
During the two-year technician training course, which focuses on robot technology, 5th + 6th year TSO Electromechanics students receive a total of 600 hours’ vocational training at Audi. The maintenance technician specialisation (7th year TSO Automotive, with a focus on automation technology) takes an additional year and is largely hands-on. During that year, the young students spend 95% of their time at Audi Brussels.