Porsche responds to high demand for its Taycan by creating 500 additional jobs. This brings the total of new roles inspired by the electric car to 2,000 at the sports carmakers headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany.
Previously, Porsche spoke of 1,500 new jobs created by setting up the Taycan production. The reason for this latest increase, however, is the demand for Porsche’s first all-electric model. While the VW company had last registered more than 20,000 potential buyers – with a down payment of 2,500 euros in Europe – many of the pre-orders appear to materialise as full orders.
Back to the jobs – Porsche says it received more than 32,000 applications for the initial 1,500 positions and had filled a 1,000 in July already. The remaining 500 roles in this initial run are to be appointed in the coming days, according to the latest press information.
Given this demand, Andreas Haffner, Member of the Executive Board for Human Resources and Social Affairs at Porsche, considers the Taycan “by no means a job killer,” and says demand shows its “future viability, especially in the sports car segment”.
For the 500 new positions it just created, Porsche expects to complete the recruitment process by the end of the second quarter of 2020.
Porsche does not disclose details on job profiles for the other 500 roles, but you may find the job offers here and a tab for e-mobility. In any case, last July’s update stated that there was still a great need for recruitment “especially in the case of bottleneck qualifications, such as maintenance staff with a focus on electronics”.
Internally, the Taycan carries one of the broadest re-training operations in the company’s history. Qualification can take up to six months with 45 different paths to choose from and built from 350 training modules.
The Taycan is made on a so-called Flexi-Line with a high degree of automation, but Porsche says humans remain central to the process. So they need skilled workers with an affinity for the car industry – if you are among those who are going for it, best of luck!
Porsche officially presented its electric car at the beginning of September a few days before the IAA. Taycan series production began in Zuffenhausen during the trade show as reported.
Originally, the Taycan line was designed for 20,000 units before Porsche increased production capacity from the annual 20,000 to 40,000 electric cars for future runs this January.