Volkswagen Group has awarded 43 candidates the ‘Best Apprentice Award’ for 2014. Among these is Anshuman Srivastava from Uttar Pradesh who has been honoured with this title, considered to be among the highest recognitions from Volkswagen Group for consistently delivering excellence through the tenure of the Programme at Volkswagen Academy. The sward recognized apprentices from across 18 countries that have excelled in Volkswagen Academy’s Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme.
Srivastava is from among 15 apprentices that made up the first batch of the Volkswagen Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme started in 2011. Srivastava now returns to India to be a part of Volkswagen Pune Plant’s Body Shop. He will be a member of the team working on Electrical Planning that includes E-plan software, PLC, Robotics, Drive Systems and Automation.
The awards were presented by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Horst Neumann, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Human Resources, Organization and IT, and Mr. Bernd Osterloh, President of the Global Group Works Council. The ceremony took place at the Congress Park in Wolfsburg on the occasion of a joint meeting of the Group Board of Management and the Global Group Works Council.
Commenting on Srivastava’s achievement, Peter Raussendorf, Executive Director HR & Admin of Volkswagen India Private Limited said, “Volkswagen started the Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme in India with the vision to create skilled workforce for our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With the recent successful passing out of the first batch that has been absorbed entirely by Volkswagen Pune Plant, and the honour bestowed on Anshuman on the global scale, we are confident that our efforts in this direction are paying off.”
He further added, “India is a rapidly evolving market and it’s imperative to build the domestic skill base in advance of the wave we are expected to see in the years to come. With this in mind, we continue to invest strategically in our Academy initiative in India and welcome new apprentices to the academy every year.”
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