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APPLICATION TIPS FOR STUDENTS AND GRADuATES.

Are you studying and want to gain some work experience? Or are you just finished and are looking for a suitable entry? Find out here what you should consider when applying. First select your entry level and get important tips and tricks for your successful application. We look forward to you!

FAQs.

After submitting your application, you can view the status or change information at any time using this link to the candidate profile. We will also keep you up to date by email. Therefore, please check your mailbox regularly and check your spam folder from time to time.

Yes! If you apply for several positions, you can also expect several interviews in the various specialist areas if you are suitable. You only need to create your candidate profile once – no matter how many positions you apply for.

Unsolicited applications are unfortunately not possible. You can use our job finder to apply for several positions that suit you. You only need to create your candidate profile once – no matter how many positions you apply for.

The aim of our interviews is of course to personally get to know each other. If you are applying for an internship, a working student job or a final thesis, the interview will only take place with the respective department. Here, based on an interview guide specially tailored to the position as well as biography-oriented and by using small case descriptions, we check whether you fit to us and the position. During the conversation, we of course also give you space to ask us all your open questions and, if necessary, discuss framework conditions such as possible entry dates and the like. The goal is that at the end of the conversation we all have enough information to make a decision.

Interviews for graduates or direct entry do not only take place with department representatives, but also with colleagues from our human resources department.

For our entry-level and supporting programmes, the interview is traditionally held as part of a selection day.

The interview can take place on-site, by phone or via Skype, depending on where you live and how difficult it would be to get there. We actually have more and more virtual conversations for the sake of the environment.

If you apply for our trainee programme (Global Leader Development Programme), a telephone interview is an integral part of the application process. For other types of entry, we only conduct telephone interviews as an option or as a substitute for a personal interview.

Depending on the type of entry and/ or programme, various instruments await you in the selection process, such as (telephone) interview, online test and/ or assessment centre. If you are applying for an internship, a final thesis or a working student job, the selection is made directly in the respective department. Neither an assessment centre nor an online test await you here.

However, they are usually an integral part of our entry-level and support programmes. On the respective subpages of our programmes you will find further information on the individual framework conditions and selection processes.

Depending on the type of entry and/ or programme, various instruments await you in the selection process, such as (telephone) interview, online test and/ or assessment centre. If you are applying for an internship, a final thesis or a working student job, the selection is made directly in the respective department. Neither an assessment centre nor an online test await you here.

However, they are usually an integral part of our entry-level and support programmes. On the respective subpages of our programmes you will find further information on the individual framework conditions and selection processes.

Career Tip Christina

Christina

IT Recruiter

#CAREERTIP

“I often get the question of whether you can apply for two or three positions. Of course, you can apply for several positions! Each application is checked separately. Another little tip: set up a job alert on our career page. It always keeps you up to date on the new jobs that have been published by us. I wish you success!”

Career Tip Michael

Michael

Fastlane Scholar

#CAREERTIP

“Even as an intern, go ahead and proactively tackle tasks, get involved and show interest. Like that, you get the most out of your internship, learn the most and build up a network. That always helped me as an intern and now as a future talent programme participant.”

Career Tip Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Fastlane Scholar

#CAREERTIP

“Do what you’re passionate about. Think outside the box, seize every opportunity and also collect unexpected experiences to develop yourself. A new job is always a good opportunity to discover new sides of yourself.”

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