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Questions about starting at SEW-EURODRIVE

Do you have questions about your application or your career prospects at SEW-EURODRIVE? You can find helpful answers here.

What happens during the orientation phase at SEW-EURODRIVE?

As a new employee, you will receive an individually tailored orientation plan based on your background knowledge and specific role at the company. We introduce you to the relevant contacts at the company, organize area-specific training courses, and invite you to the “New at SEW” induction day, at which you can get to know other new employees. We also offer all employees a range of seminars for the continuous development of professional and personal skills.

In certain departments, such as development and sales, we provide an additional orientation program that covers specific topics. New employees in field sales, for example, first complete a comprehensive induction phase at our company headquarters, where they are provided with intensive preparation for the responsibilities of a role out in the field. In development, the orientation program also provides the ideal introduction to all key areas at the company.

What opportunities do you offer for continued development?

SEW-EURODRIVE provides a range of measures to promote your continued professional and personal development. These include seminars to improve your personal, methodical, and social skills, product training, and attendance at conferences or expert seminars at external providers. We also provide special qualification programs for managers, experts, and talented specialists who display a high level of commitment.

What career paths do you offer?

If you demonstrate a high level of performance and engagement, you may qualify for our management and expert career paths. At SEW-EURODRIVE, we value and promote both development routes equally. Learn more about your development prospects.

What working hours models do you offer?

At SEW-EURODRIVE, you benefit from the flexibility of a modern working hours model and generous flextime framework. This enables company requirements, such a flexible adjustment to workloads, to be combined with our employees' private interests. Flextime and free shifts are available to all employees, including specialists working on a shift model.

We offer a range of schemes for part-time workers. Depending on employees' specific duties, we develop individual regulations that enable employees to work to the best of their abilities while achieving the optimal balance between work and family life. What's more: Parental leave – even for fathers – is not a taboo subject and we encourage our employees to use this opportunity.

What employee benefits do you offer?

We offer the exemplary occupational benefits that you would expect from a major company, such as a very good company pension scheme, subsidized meals in our company restaurant, and employer's loans when purchasing or building your own home. Our occupational health service and company physicians and nurses are also on hand to provide health-related assistance and advice. Special rates apply to the use of local fitness studios and participation in other company sporting activities. Our employee benefits are rounded off by annual health awareness days and a comprehensive leisure program. Learn more about our range of benefits.

How is the remuneration calculated?

You will be paid in accordance with the collective labor agreement for the German metal industry. In addition to a fixed basic salary determined by your role, you will also qualify for variable, performance-related pay. This is supplemented by payments such as Christmas and vacation allowances, as well as pension capital formation payments. Depending on the company results, the board may also resolve to award a special results-based bonus. Under our deferred compensation scheme, you can also elect to transfer your salary into direct insurance or a pension fund.

What particular specialists do you require in your technical division?

At our company, you will work in a highly modern machine environment. Whether you're an industrial mechanic, cutting machine operator, or industrial electrician, we offer a wide range of entrance opportunities. Take a look at our current job opportunities.

What does the region around Bruchsal have to offer?

Located in the center of one of Germany's most attractive regions, Bruchsal boasts a mild climate and wonderful scenery. We are part of the Karlsruhe technology region. As the third-largest city in Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe offers a range of attractive places to live and plenty to keep you occupied. And, thanks to the good transport links, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Heidelberg, and several international airports are just a short journey away. Read more about our region

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