“Best Apprentice Award 2015″ for 45 young talents from 19 countries on five continents  Chemical Engineer Sinazo Cebisa represents VWSA in Germany . The  Volkswagen Group recently presented its “Best Apprentice Awards 2015″ to young top achievers from all over the   world   at   Group headquarters   in Wolfsburg.   The   awards   went   to       45 apprentices from 19 countries on five

continents.  The   award-winners demonstrated convincing performance  and  specialist competence during their apprenticeships. Throughout   the   world, the Volkswagen Group is training about 20 000 young people.  Dr. Neumann said: “Specialist knowledge  and   skills   lay   the   foundation   for professional   success   and   personal development opportunities. This is why we place   such   emphasis   on   a first-class vocational   training,   with   closer   links between   theory   and   practice,   at Volkswagen. Most of our 20 000 apprentices around the world are training on the basis of the dual vocational training principle, which we continue   through   further vocational training in our professional families.”

The     awards were presented by the Chairman of the Board of Management   of Volkswagen             AG, Matthias   Müller,   the Sinazo Cebisa with (from left to right) Bernd Osterloh (President of the Volkswagen Group Works Council),  Matthias Müller (Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG) and Dr.  Horst Neumann (Member of the Board of  Management responsible for Human Resources, Organization and IT at Volkswagen AG). This year’s “Best Apprentice Award” was the 15th of its kind presented by the Volkswagen Group and a total of 386 apprentices have been honoured since 2001.

Member of the Board of Management

responsible   for   Human   Resources, Organization and IT, Dr. Horst Neumann and the President of the Global Group Works Council, Bernd Osterloh. Müller said: “I am impressed by the competence of our young talents. We are honouring the best of our best apprentices from the group. During their training, these young women and men have convinced us through their outstanding commitment,
excellent specialist knowledge and special skills. Excellent specialists like these will reinforce our international team. We are working together today to achieve success tomorrow.”

“Volkswagen Group South Africa is proud of   Sinazo’s   achievement.   This   is   the recognition of our company’s investment in its younger employees with our flagship Graduate Trainee programme being one of the ways in which we train and nurture our young talent,” said Thomas Schaefer,
Managing   Director   of   the   Volkswagen Group South Africa. “This is the fifth year in a row that VWSA’s apprentices have been honoured at this prestigious event,” concluded Schaefer.