Apprentice from India wins Volkswagen Group Award

The Volkswagen Group recently presented its ‘Best Apprentice Award 2020’ to honour its best apprentices from all over the world. Mr Avinash Taur was conferred with the certificate of Best Apprentice 2020 in Mechatronics from India at the 20th edition of the annual event.

The coveted award was bestowed on 51 best apprentices from 19 countries by Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess, Works Council Chairman Bernd Osterloh and Group HR Director Gunnar Kilian.

The apprentices were adjudged based on their performance in the Volkswagen Academy’s Dual Vocational Training, excellence in their examinations as well as Social Skills. 

Mr Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited, said, “I am very happy to see one of our apprentice win Volkswagen Group’s coveted Best Apprentice Award 2020, and congratulate the graduating batch for their outstanding performance throughout the Dual Vocational training programme of Volkswagen Academy.”

Mr Taur attended the three-year mechatronics programme from 2016 to 2020, a platform by Volkswagen Academy designed to enable high school graduates and workers displaced from low-skilled jobs to learn new-age skills. His exceptional performance in the programme earned him the honour.

Receiving the award, Mr Taur said, “I am thankful to SAVWIPL for offering me a life-changing opportunity by accepting my application to the mechatronics programme. Everything that I have learnt in the past three years, will only help me in developing my career further and contribute to the future of mobility.”