Shivajirao Kandangire chosen for Volkswagen Best Apprentice Award, 2015


Kandangire from Volkswagen, Pune, is among 45 young talents from 19 countries and five continents, to bag this award.  

German automobile major, the Volkswagen Group, selects a few fresh talents from its plants all across the world and confers them with the ‘Best Apprentice Awards’. For 2015, 21-year old, Shivajirao Kandangire, a mechatronics technician of the company’s Pune plant, is one among the 45 young talents from 19 countries and five continents, to have been honoured with this award.

In an event organised at Wolfsburg, 12 women and 33 men aged between 18 and 30, from 40 locations, were honoured, by the Group Board of Management and the Global Group Works Council, for their outstanding performance and specialist competence.

The company trains about 20,000 young women and men across the world.

“Our 20,000 apprentices are a key part of the Volkswagen team,” Matthias Müller, chairman, Volkswagen, said at the event.

With its extremely successful dual vocational training system, the Volkswagen Group assumes social responsibility for the development of young people as well as the regions where its 119 plants are located across the globe.

Seven of the 45 award winners will receive two years of individual support in their professional family, within the ‘talent group for young specialists’. Another six young people will be taking part in the ‘Wanderjahre’ (years abroad) programme. They will get the opportunity to work for a year at a Group location in another country.

A total of 386 apprentices have been honoured, since 2001. The Group currently offers training in about 60 vocations and 50 dual courses of study.

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