One Group. Five brands. Unlimited possibilities.
We’re driven by difference. With five big brands under one roof – each with its own history, designs and innovation – we’ve created some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, from luxury sports cars to family camper vans. Here, you’ll discover opportunities, explore ideas and tackle challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.
Whatever drives you – whether it’s curiosity, adventure, collaboration or growth – at Volkswagen Group UK, you’ll find a career path that matches your ambitions. The range of experiences we offer are unparalleled in our industry. The places they could take you are just as varied.
Who we are
At Volkswagen Group UK, we employ over 900 people, supporting a network of more than 600 retailers, and we manage all aspects of vehicle sales for our five brands, from ordering to importing, and advertising to aftersales.
What really sets us apart is how we work – not how many vehicles we sell. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time, in an industry that is changing fast to become electrified, digital, and connected. It takes a diverse range of teams to make us successful, but we all share the same aim: to deliver sustainable, profitable growth, drive up market share, improve customer satisfaction, and strive to be the best employer in the automotive sector.
The Volkswagen Group Essentials
The seven Volkswagen Group Essentials are the foundation of our values and culture. They unite our brands and functions. They describe what we stand for. And they’re a promise to our customers, shareholders, business partners, and each other.
- We are part of society. We take on social responsibility. We pay attention to the environmental compatibility of our products and processes, and improve them, every day.
- We do the right thing out of inner conviction, even if no one is watching. We are not afraid of hierarchies and say openly what we think. We listen to one another and find the best solution together.
- We are bold. Innovative. Inventors. Movers. We let go and think afresh. We shape the mobility of tomorrow.
- We are different. Unique. Part of the greater whole. We are open to other ways of thinking, to new experiences and solutions. We approach one another with respect, as equals.
- We stand for sustainable products and quality. We make an important contribution to the company’s success, with passion, with conviction, effectively. We are proud of what we do and how we do it.
- We work together, without hesitation or complications, worldwide. We are bridge builders, not gatekeepers. Together unbeatable. We stand united, as one team.
- We can be counted on. We do what we say and say what we do, candidly, honestly. We keep our promises. We regain lost trust.
Sitting alongside our Group Essentials, Volkswagen Group’s global Code of Cooperation sets out how our Brands and Functions work together to realise the full efficiencies and competitive advantages of being the biggest automotive player in the world.
A brief history
- Word begins to spread throughout Germany about a ‘people's car’.
- The ‘Beetle’ arrives in the UK.
- Volkswagen and Audi form a partnership.
- Volkswagen UK moves into Milton Keynes.
- SEAT and ŠKODA become Volkswagen Group Brands.
- By now, Volkswagen has also acquired the Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini brands.
- We’re rated in the Top 25 Great Places to Work® UK.
- Volkswagen Group UK is awarded ‘Top Employer’ status. Golf wins European Car of the Year.
- Volkswagen Group UK is awarded ‘Top Employer’ status again. Audi A3 wins World Car of the Year.
- Volkswagen Group wins Top Employer status again. Volkswagen Passat wins Car of the Year.
We’re rated 11th in Great Places to Work® UK
- Four Volkswagen Group people are among a list of the top women working in the automobile industry (The Great British Women in the Car Industry awards)
- Volkswagen and ŠKODA step forward to accept prizes at international shows.
- The Audi e-tron rolls off of the production line.
- Customers who had pre-ordered the ID.3 take collection of their new vehicle – delivered carbon neutrally.
The last few years have seen substantial progress for us, on all aspects of sustainability. Volkswagen is committed to the Paris Agreement and has developed a Group decarbonisation program for this purpose, which is currently being implemented. By 2025, the company aims to reduce the carbon footprint of cars and light-commercial vehicles across the entire value chain by 30 percent compared to 2015 – and by 2050 to make the entire Group’s balance sheet CO₂ neutral. The goal: A green zero.
There is already an extensive range of both hybrid and fully electric models, using pure electric powertrain to achieve zero-emissions in use. Following Audi and Volkswagen, both SEAT and ŠKODA now also offer fully electric cars with the range expanding rapidly in the years to come.
In the UK, we’re creating new and innovative programmes and partnerships to help prepare our employees, networks and customers for the move towards greater electrification of mobility.