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Quality, Innovation and Sustainability

Prestigious Award for AVL Apprenticeship Training

High-tech company AVL impressed a jury of experts with the superior quality of its apprenticeship training. In recognition of the quality, innovation power and sustainability of its apprenticeship training concept, AVL received second place at the presentation ceremony for the national award Best Apprenticing Companies "Fit for Future" 2015. AVL has once again demonstrated that by placing a particular focus on the training of its future skilled workforce, it is excellently positioned to meet the challenges ahead.

Representatives of almost 200 Austrian apprenticing companies were present at the award ceremony. In the category "more than 250 employees," AVL outperformed as many as 104 companies. The criteria used in judging the companies included factors like recruiting measures, training concept and methods, additional initial and further training measures, collaboration with institutions or training facilities, innovation and sustainability in apprenticeship training.

AVL makes apprenticeship trades attractive for young people

At the beginning of October, no fewer than 30 new apprentices started their vocational training at AVL – among them 14 apprentices in commercial trades and 16 in technical-industrial trades, in the sectors metal, electrical engineering, IT and design. This year AVL reported having received more than 700 applications, beating last year's record figures.

AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing technology of powertrain systems (hybrid, internal combustion engines, transmission, electric motors, batteries and software) for passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. AVL has more than 7,470 employees all over the world. In 2014, sales revenues reached EUR 1.15 billion.