Production of the Taycan Porsche Creates New Training Programme

Für die Produktion des elektrisch angetriebenen Taycan startet Porsche die größte Qualifizierungsoffensive der Unternehmensgeschichte und bereitet seine Mitarbeiter gründlich auf die Umstellung zur Elektromobilität vor.
For the production of the electrically driven Taycan, Porsche launches the largest qualification offensive in the company's history and thoroughly prepares its employees for emobility.

New technologies such as e-mobility require new ways of thinking and working, including in quality management: that’s why, in preparation for its next step into electromobility, Porsche has created an extensive new training programme and adapted its processes.

Porsche is creating 1,500 additional jobs around the Taycan. Almost 1,000 new employees are already on board. A further 500 will follow in the coming months.

In particular, there is still a great need for recruitment in the area of bottleneck qualifications, such as maintenance staff with a focus on electronics. To date, more than 32,000 applications have been received from internal and external sources. The demanding recruitment process is accompanied by the largest qualification offensive in the company's history. To ensure that the sports car manufacturer also brings the corresponding quality onto the road with the start of production of the Taycan in September, the 1,500 employees from Taycan production receive tailor-made training courses lasting up to six months.

So far, Porsche has held more than 2,200 interviews with external applicants over 31 application days. The company is looking for skilled workers with technical vocational training and a high affinity for the automotive industry. Incidentally, not all of the new employees will be employed in Taycan production. Instead, the Stuttgart-based company relies on a mix of experienced staff from two-door production and new employees in order to bring as many perspectives into the team as possible.

»With electric mobility, processes and activities are changing, and new technologies are also shaping our daily work," explains Albrecht Reimold, Board Member for Production and Logistics. "Taycan production with its Flexi-Line is one of the most modern of its kind in the automotive industry. We understand the digitally supported automation of production essentially as a facilitation of physical work. At Porsche, the focus continues to be on people, because it is the competence and craftsmanship of our colleagues that make the high individuality of our vehicles possible. Many jobs require new qualifications now and in the future. We are preparing for this together with intensive training and further education. The Taycan therefore not only makes Porsche fit for the future, but also the workforce, which is also acquiring new qualifications with the new tasks.«

Qualification takes place, among other things, in specially constructed qualification halls. The concept ranges from general cross-Porsche and cross-production content to topics that are specifically relevant to the respective workplace. Because the requirements vary greatly from one function group to the next, qualification for more complex function groups can take up to six months. A total of around 350 training modules are offered, which are implemented by internal trainers and external training providers. Each trade has a training centre at its disposal, where theory and practice are taught.