About Volkswagen

Volkswagen AG manufactures cars. It operates in the following segments: passenger cars, commercial vehicles, energy and financial services. The passenger car segment comprises the development of vehicles and engines, the production and sale of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles as well as the related original parts business. The commercial vehicles segment comprises the development, production and sales of light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses, related original spare parts and related services. The power generation segment comprises the design and manufacture of large diesel engines, turbochargers, industrial turbines and chemical reactor systems as well as the manufacture of gearboxes, propulsion systems and test systems. The financial services segment is involved in dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities as well as fleet management. The company was founded on 28 May 1937 and is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 70.4 billion
  • Annual turnover: 278.2 billion
  • Revenue: 14bn
  • Assets: 553.5 billion

Company profile

  • Year established: 1937
  • Head: Herbert Diess
  • Number of employees: 671205
  • Head office: Wolfsburg

Volkswagen recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Volkswagen Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Volkswagen recruiter.

    • In some cases, Volkswagen hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the Volkswagen recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Volkswagen tests.

    • Volkswagen uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Volkswagen headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • Volkswagen may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Volkswagen.

Useful Volkswagen links

Visit Website Volkswagen HomepageVisit Volkswagen careers website Volkswagen CareersVisit Volkswagen graduate careers website Volkswagen Graduate Careers
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