At AVL, our success is largely dependent on our highly qualified employees. One of our goals as an employer is to be a project-oriented organization that allows our employees to do what they do best: innovate. This requires an attention to detail and excellence that is maintained and amplified through professional and personal development.
We know that no one is perfect, but we also understand that through focused training and career advancement, we can achieve excellence. That is why we invest a large amount of time and energy supporting our staff to improve their technical and personal skills. We give you the opportunity to grow as an expert within the company by not only offering additional training but also by providing a creative environment where experimentation is encouraged. Join us and continue your personal career development.
At AVL, the wide variety of technical or business fields that we operate in, as well as the diverse range of customers we have, are not easily matched by other organizations in the automotive industry. To fulfil our obligations to our customers in these areas, a career at AVL can take you down either a Leadership Career path or an Expert Career path.
We offer continuous professional development to our people in all of the many fields we specialize in. Each individual employee’s development opportunities are evaluated at least once a year during our Annual Performance and Development Appraisal.
In the course of this yearly development talk, employees get the opportunity to proactively contribute to their own professional advancement. This can either be in the form of further development within their current path, or it might even offer them the chance to change their path completely.
Expert career path
The Expert Career path at AVL emphasizes the importance of specialist experts in the ongoing success of our business. This path can be found in all of our fields of business and structured with of a grading system that consists of five levels. This structure has been designed to enable career advancement in areas that range from research to development, service, project management, product management and sales (among others).
On the Expert Career path, you will develop and master relevant skills in order to show outstanding performance and expertise within the company, as well as when interacting with customers. By the time you become a high-ranking expert, you will be directly involved in professional decision-making processes at AVL.
Leadership career path
We believe management entails a lot more than just managing people and projects. If, alongside your expert knowledge, one of your strengths is to help people develop, then we offer good opportunities to prepare and guide you towards becoming a leader in development.
Our excellent in-house Leadership Development Program is open for talented individuals to discover if this is a path they want to take. Tools to analyze your potential and joint programs with business schools in Austria and all over the world offer you everything you need to flourish. As many previous candidates will confirm, this is a unique personal and professional experience that lets you manage your own development according to your own competences and interests.
“My first contact with AVL was through my diploma thesis, which I wrote in the fuel cell department.”
"What's exciting about my job is that I not only sit in front of a computer all day, but I also deal with a lot of different people."
“In price negotiations, doing your homework is key“
"Complete vehicle development is the supreme discipline for the vehicle engineer, because he can and must apply all his knowledge and experience."
Lisa and Matthias
"Time-to-market requires close coordination between design and industrialization already in early development phases."
Sandra and Manfred
"Communication is the key, especially in the area of verification and validation. You have contact with people from many different disciplines and countries."
Paul and Michael
"It is our job that the individual pieces of the powertrain puzzle fit together and that the overall system represents more than just the sum of its individual parts."
"Passion for technology is the driving factor. It doesn’t matter if it is just in one of the many test drives or directly at the test bench. You have to burn for it."
"I am lucky to be in a team with other excellent software developers, so that I am constantly learning new things, something which makes me really happy."
"You are allowed to contribute your own ideas and you are heard. It's simply togetherness"
"I'm very motivated by challenges I've managed to overcome, and that's a big chunk, especially in our field, but you realize you're not alone in AVL"
“It’s very exciting for me to work in a field where huge developments are still expected in the future.”
"Working at AVL as a development engineer gives you a lot of possibilities. You can work on your own developments, customer projects or research projects"
"Although AVL is an international company with a very large workforce, it is still a family business and there is almost a family atmoshpere in the departments"
"It is exciting to work with other cultures and to learn something new every day."
"Travelling, the projects and the working environment are the reasons why I really enjoy working at AVL"
"The good work environment, the variety of projects and challenges we work on, and just because it's fun: That's why I like working at AVL"
"There are so many experts from different areas at AVL and there are so many challenges I can try. AVL is a really inspiring workplace for me"
"I've been technophile ever since I was a kid and I am happy to turn my hobby into my profession working at AVL"
The AVL Academy, our internal training hub, provides a diverse range of skill development programs for both general (social, personal) and specialized (technical, product-focused) competencies for all our employees.
Our training initiatives are tailored to meet AVL's business requirements, ensuring high-quality content, instructional design, and delivery methodologies. Leveraging modern learning technologies such as virtual learning, e-learning, blended learning, and web-based training, we prioritize flexibility, enabling participants from around the globe to engage without constraints of location or time.
Our AVL Academy features multiple cutting-edge training facilities conducive to face-to-face interactions, fostering social engagement and collaboration among participants.