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Application made easy

Have we inspired you? Then convince us with your application! We are happy to support you: with application tips and information about our application process.

Interviews on an equal footing
Interviews on an equal footing
Interviews on an equal footing

It is easy to apply to us online. Unfortunately, we are not able to process e-mail or postal applications. You need to apply at least a year before starting your training or your cooperative study program. Our training programs commence at the start of September, while the cooperative study program also commences at the start of September with a pre-university internship. For cooperative study programs, we operate an early selection process (MOVE IT! applicant selection days ) before the summer vacation each year.

What needs to be included in your application documents?

1. A cover letter (approx. one A4 page) that provides information about you and why you'd like to apply for the relevant training program/ course of study. Use this letter to introduce yourself.

2. A tabular CV as well as an optional applicant photo – the CV should also include hobbies, voluntary positions, involvement in clubs and associations, special skills, etc.

3. Scans of your last two report cards and scans of any final reports you may have. You can also upload certificates that tell us more about you.

Tips for a successful application

These tips can help you improve your application:

The cover letter

  • Make the reader want to find out more about you! A good idea is to place yourself in the position of the person reading your cover letter.
  • To distinguish yourself from your competing candidates – and there could be many – make sure that you use the letter to briefly introduce yourself.
  • Forget about the templates that you can find or practical tips on “How to apply correctly” – even if many of these tips are helpful.
  • Describe yourself so that we can get a good picture of what you are really like: What interests you about this training/degree program? What knowledge, skills and traits are good prerequisites for the selected training/degree program? What internships or other experiences have you already completed/gained with regard to the training? This individualizes your application.
  • Providing an explanation of why you are applying with us also makes a positive impression. Just take a look at our website to find out what our company is particularly proud of.
  • Your cover letter should be informative but must not be longer than one page, and make sure it is free of mistakes.

Your CV

  • Your CV primarily needs to be clear. Structure it in a tabular form so that the most important information can be found at a glance.
  • Incidentally, you can also include information that makes you interesting: hobbies, voluntary work or other positions, PC skills, etc.
  • Note: the CV must also be dated and signed.

The certificates

  • Copies of certificates are important attachments (at least the past two, always include all prior secondary school and training qualifications). These copies do not have to be certified, unless this is expressly requested.
  • Other certificates that provide positive information about you and which are linked to the desired training position are welcome. For example, are you involved in a sports club, in the volunteer fire department or do you organize events for your choir? This could help us find out more about you.

What happens after the application?

The next steps for the technical IHK training programs (Industrial mechanic, Metal technology specialist, Mechatronics technician, Electronics technician, Technical Product Designer) are as follows: If your application impresses us, we will first invite you to an aptitude test as well as group and individual interviews. This is how we get to know you better as a person.

For all other training programs and courses of study you will be invited to an individual interview and a recruitment test. The aim of the interview is to get to know you better as a person and ask you questions relating to your motivation and suitability for your selected training program/course of study.

The more carefully that you have thought about which training/degree program is right for you and why you made this choice, the easier the interview will be.

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