Employee Structure

Our employees are the key factor that enables Continental to succeed in bringing outstanding products and solutions onto the market, remaining competitive through innovations and organizing business processes efficiently.

Around the world, some 220,000 employees contribute to the company’s success each day. Responsibility for our employees is therefore a central element of our actions. We currently operate at over 427 locations in 56 countries. Already today, the company employs a good 42% of its workforce outside of Europe, 19% of which in Asia alone. As a global corporation, we respect the countries and cultures in which we operate. Everyone at Continental enjoys equal opportunity, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation. Each year, 600 or so young people start a work-study program at Continental leading to a traineeship or a bachelor degree. Throughout Germany, we offer 18 work-study programs and 20 traineeships. Continental Career Homepage

Key Figures

Structure of the workforceDecember 31, 2016December 31, 2015
Total number of employees220,137207,899
thereof permanent staff206,162193,694
outside Germany152,136141,199
in Germany54,02652,495
Female employees in %27.027.1
Average years of service to the Company*14.614.7
Average age of employees* in years43.343.2
* Figures for Germany