Volkswagen India's 5th skill development programme concludes

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 14 Dec 2018

Volkswagen India today announced the conclusion of its fifth season of ‘Sarvottam: Hunt for Champions’, its annual skill development programme. The initiative started in 2012-2013 as Retail Qualification World Championship (RQWC), aims to further invest in enhancing the skill sets of its dealership employees across Volkswagen network in India.

The current season saw a total of 24 finalists being awarded in eight different categories - sales consultants, service advisors, lead CR Sales, lead CR Service, parts manager, master technician, body and paint technician.

The 'Sarvottam Skill' contest saw total participation of more than 1,500 Volkswagen dealership employees from across its network in India. The entries were further filtered from the online round to the regional round wherein 288 individuals were identified to participate at the zonal round. After competing in the rigorous competition, 72 contestants emerged eligible to compete for the winner’s trophy that was hosted at the Volkswagen training academy in Chakan, Pune. The winners were awarded by Steffen Knapp, director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars at the Sarvottam National Conference in Mumbai.

Speaking on occasion, Steffen Knapp, said, “At Volkswagen, ‘People’ is one of our key strategic brand pillars under which we’ve been working continuously towards ensuring an enhanced stakeholder satisfaction index. By further inspiring and investing in a skill development programme ‘Sarvottam’, we’re committing towards a holistic growth initiative for our employees that will in turn enrich our customer experience.”

 “I would like to congratulate all the selected participants for showcasing merit in this challenging competition. In addition, encouraging them to reach newer levels of personal gratification,” added Knapp.

Volkswagen India says the top winners were awarded a Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, trophies respectively along with a cash prize.