1. DEUTSCH
  2. China Office
  3. Career

Wir setzen Cookies (eigene und von Drittanbietern) ein, um Ihnen die Nutzung unserer Webseiten zu erleichtern und Ihnen Werbemitteilungen im Einklang mit Ihren Browser-Einstellungen anzuzeigen. Mit der weiteren Nutzung unserer Webseiten sind Sie mit dem Einsatz der Cookies einverstanden. Weitere Informationen zu Cookies und Hinweise, wie Sie die Cookie-Einstellungen Ihres Browsers ändern können, entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Cookie-Richtlinie. Akzeptieren

Career

Wherever you want to go! As one of the largest and most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, the Volkswagen Group can offer you a huge number of exciting opportunities, challenges and roles.

Volkswagen Consulting is the internal management consultancy for this world player. Our projects cover the whole value chain as well as all services related to cars. They bring you into contact with a unique and vast range of vehicles - from intelligent fuel savers to powerful super sports cars.

As part of our dynamic, interdisciplinary team you will develop long-term strategies or assume operational control. While performing your activities, you will become acquainted with the decision-makers, structures and processes of the Volkswagen Group.

After only a few years as a management consultant, you will have excellent career opportunities within the Group. The direction you take is up to you.

There are three ways of joining us:

  • As an intern, you will get to know the Volkswagen Group in the course of your projects.
  • As a university graduate, after gaining up to one year's experience, you will have the potential to make the mobility group fit for the future.
  • As an experienced consultant, after just 3-4 years in a top strategic consultancy with automotive expertise, you will have excellent prospects of moving to a management job within the Group.

 

Your Career - Intern

Get into pole position - right from the very start.

An internship at Volkswagen Consulting enables you acquaint yourself with management consultancy work. Are you studying and want to have the opportunity to help in the design and implementation of targeted concepts and strategies? If you are in an advanced stage of your degree course, we enable you to take an active part in the world of internal consultancy. You will work on projects that familiarise you with the wide range of consultancy work carried out at Europe's largest car manufacturer.

  • Prerequisites

    What are we looking for?

    • Very good grades (school-leaving exam (Abitur) and study course)
    • Intermediate diploma (Vordiplom) or 90 credit points in a Bachelor course
    • Ideally past internships in the consulting/automotive areas
    • International work and/or study experience
    • Strong language skills in Chinese and/or German and English (written and spoken)
    • Good knowledge of MS-Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
    • Analytical skills
    • Creativity and a quick mind
    • High level of motivation, personal initiative and ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Team spirit and humour
    • Availability for a minimum period of 3 months (at least 6 months in the case of international applicants)
    • A passion for cars

    Enrolment for a course of study during the entire internship period is a basic prerequisite.

  • Activities, Development & Benefits

    Activities

    As a temporary member of our team you will work on real projects directly on the customer's premises. Your own performance and commitment will determine how far you can be given tasks to carry out independently. You will be expected to shoulder manageable work packages and communicate with customers at a working level. What's more, your contribution to the work of internal teams will help the further development of Volkswagen Consulting.

    Your internship will open up a whole range of opportunities. You will gain a valuable insight into the work of a management consultancy. You will exploit tried-and-tested consultancy approaches to strategies, reorganisation and operational excellence, as well as developing your methodological consulting expertise and soft skills. You also have the opportunity to put what you have learned at university into practise. At the same time, you will be acquiring detailed knowledge about the structure and workings of China's largest car manufacturer.

    Career Development

    Your project will be headed by an experienced project manager. Alongside this project-specific support, you will also be assigned an experienced consultant as a personal mentor. Among other things, your mentor will have a discussion with you about your goals at the beginning of your internship period and a feedback discussion at the end.

    Benefits

    You will participate in our basic training courses in areas such as CI, PowerPoint or Excel for experts. You are also welcome to attend our team-building events.

  • Application

    You can send your application to Volkswagen Consulting by e-mail at any time, but at least 3 months before the planned start of your internship period. We require a detailed and informative covering letter and a tabular CV. Please also attach your current grades and all relevant references from previous internships.

Your Career - University Graduate

A springboard for a career at China's largest car manufacturer.

For successful university graduates, Volkswagen Consulting opens up excellent career opportunities within the Group. As Volkswagen's internal management consultancy, we offer an exciting combination of management consultancy work and a position in the automotive industry. Participation in our exciting and demanding projects can be your path into a future management job at Volkswagen.

  • Prerequisites

    What you are we looking for?

    • Good university degree (Diploma or Masters)
    • Related internships in the automotive/consulting area
    • International work and/or study experience
    • Strong language skills in Chinese and/or German and English (written and spoken)
    • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
    • Analytical skills
    • Creativity and a quick mind
    • High level of motivation, personal initiative and ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Team spirit and humour
    • A passion for cars

     

  • Activities, Development & Benefits

    Activities

    Immediately on joining Volkswagen Consulting, you will be involved in customer projects and help to develop innovative consulting approaches in the areas of strategy, reorganisation and operational excellence. In the course of our wide-ranging projects, you will gain a valuable insight into Volkswagen's entire value chain.

    The main focus of your work will be analysing data, developing conceptual strategies, independently preparing and conducting interviews and workshops, and creating presentations in which results are presented to our customers. You will also participate in internal projects aimed at developing Volkswagen Consulting itself - working independently in teams looking at marketing, recruiting or team building, for example.

    Career Development

    We provide individual training courses to develop the personality and leadership ability of our employees. Your individual training programme will include courses based on the needs of the current consultancy level - such as basic courses for newcomers (automotive industry and technology, Excel, PowerPoint, presentation techniques) or project management courses for project managers. One of your principals will also act as your mentor and adviser in matters of professional development.

    You will acquire new professional skills and expand your know-how "on the job". There will be individual coaching and regular feedback sessions with a project manager, including an evaluation of your performance and perspectives every six months. Promotion will occur in accordance with your individual professional development. Our decisions are based on a clear requirements profile for each step in the career ladder.

    In our defined career model, you will advance, after an average period of one year respectively, to Consultant I and II and then Senior Consultant I and II. Promotion to Senior Consultant brings responsibility for a partial or entire project, plus leadership responsibilities for younger colleagues. The next step is promotion to Project Manager, where you will also be the primary customer contact. A possible career goal for you at Volkswagen is successful participation in the management selection process.

    Benefits

    Volkswagen Consulting gives you the opportunity to get to know an international company and work in a diverse project environment together with highly-motivated colleagues. While working on your consulting projects, you will build up a broad network of contacts within the Group and become familiar with the challenges. This will enable you to move on to long-term management career within the Volkswagen Group worldwide.

  • Application

    You can send your application to Volkswagen Consulting by e-mail at any time, but at least 3 months before the planned start of your employment period. We require a detailed covering letter together with a tabular CV.

    Please enclose references for any activities and internships you mention in your CV. You must also provide your Bachelor and Master's diplomas plus activity reports.

    Recruiting day

    If your qualifications awaken our interest in you, we will invite you to a selection interview at our office in Beijing. During the interview and additional case studies you will have the chance to demonstrate your aptitude as a future consultant.

    Especially while working through the cases you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your analytical, structural and creative skills. In order to gain a complete impression of your capabilities, we like to see how you perform in various situations. These situations reflect the typical tasks of a consultant and the methods employed.

    If your interview is successful, you will be asked to participate in a one-day session at the Assessment Center of Volkswagen Group China. During the group exercises, interviews and presentation there, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities.

    We are looking for a range of skills that will be important for your work at Volkswagen Consulting. In the final event, our decision with regard to your suitability is based on your personality as well as on your qualifications, creativity and analytical skills.

    Example case

    One task you may be confronted with during our selection interview is estimating the number of Volkswagen workshops in China. You should take the following tips in account when tackling this case:

    • First structure the task.
    • Take the time to think the problem through.
    • Form hypotheses.
    • Choose analysis methods that can support these hypotheses. Separate the essential from the unimportant.
    • Pay attention to logical relationships. Stick to your line of argument.
    • Only pose questions that will help your analysis.
    • Draw conclusions from the facts. Develop a pragmatic solution.

    Good luck!

Your Career - Experienced Consultant

Volkswagen Consulting offers experienced consultants an attractive and responsible leadership position with opportunities to move into top management.

As a member of a highly-qualified team, you will become familiar with the Volkswagen Group and its decision-makers, helping to ensure the company's long-term success. Excellent perspectives in management consultancy.

 

  • Prerequisits

    What do we expect from you?

    • Several years of experience in a leading strategy consulting company
    • Professional experience of the automotive industry
    • Experience of and ability to work in an intercultural environment
    • Strong language skills in Chinese and/or German and English (written and spoken)
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Social competence and ability to work in a team
    • A passion for cars

     

  • Activities, Development & Benefits

    Activities

    While performing project work, you will develop innovative approaches to consultancy work in the areas of strategy, reorganisation and operational excellence. You will head up partial and entire projects in both national and international contexts. You will be responsible for leading consultancy teams and are the principle contact for managers and top managers within the Group. As the interface to top management, you are responsible for smooth project execution.

    A further main focus of your work is active customer acquisition, the compilation and presentation of offers, and support for existing customers throughout the Group.

    An additional task is the coaching of young colleagues, especially in consulting methodology. In addition to working on customer projects, we also expect our experienced consultants to head up one of the internal projects aimed at further developing Volkswagen Consulting itself.

     

    Career Development

    If you have the required qualifications, you will already start out in a management position, and belong to the top 3% of Volkswagen employees worldwide. You have three to four years of experience? In this case, you can start out as a Senior Consultant. If you have worked as a consultant for several years and also have the necessary experience as a manager, you will normally start out as a Project Manager.

    There will be individual coaching and regular feedback sessions with your principal, including an evaluation of your performance and perspectives every six months. Promotion will take place in accordance with your personal development. Our decisions are based on a clear requirements profile for each step in the career ladder.

    On starting out with us, you will get to know the structures and become acquainted with the decision-makers within the Group. This is followed by a definition of your personal goals with regard to a later move away from consultancy to another position within the Group. Through targeted project involvement, you have the opportunity to build up a personal network and so pave the way for a possible future move within the Group.

    The defined goal is a move to a management function in the Volkswagen Group within around three to four years. This could be a position at any of our brands and sites in accordance with your personal wishes and qualifications.

    Benefits

    Volkswagen Consulting gives you the opportunity to get to know an international company and work in a diverse project environment together with highly-motivated colleagues. While working on your consulting projects, you will build up a broad network of contacts within the Group and become familiar with the challenges. This will enable you to move on to long-term management career within the Volkswagen Group worldwide.

  • Application

    We require a detailed covering letter together with a tabular CV. Please enclose references for all the activities you mention in your CV and give us an idea of the experience you have gained in your profession by adding a detailed description of your most important projects. University diplomas and employment references are also essential.

    If we are impressed by your qualifications, we will invite you for interview in Beijing. This one-day event will include two separate interviews related to your CV and professional topics. You will be informed of our decision and given detailed feedback immediately after these interviews.

    If you have sufficient professional experience and prospects of being hired as an exempt employee, we will subsequently invite you to a selection day where you can convince us of your suitability for a management function.

Contact

Do you have any further questions about applying for a position at Volkswagen Consulting China? Please get in touch and we will be happy to answer your queries.

We look forward to receiving your application for the China Office at the address below.

E-Mail

Volkswagen Group China
No.3A, Li Liu Jie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
100027 Beijing, China