Your questions – our answers

Do you want to apply to our company, but have questions first? If so, we will be happy to help. Whether you are a high school or university student, a recent graduate or an experienced professional – you will find answers to frequently asked questions here. Of course, we will also be happy to respond to your questions personally. Please feel free to contact us.

Graduates and professionals

 

1. How should I submit my application?

Please apply online. You will find direct links to online applications in the individual vacancy descriptions. You have the option to provide personal information and upload documents, such as your CV and diplomas. Ideally, you should merge these attachments into one or two PDF files.

2. What documents should be included with my application?

To enable us to process your application in an efficient and timely manner, we require your CV as well as any diplomas and testimonials. A cover letter telling us a little more about you is also very useful. Please provide information on your desired start date and include your contact details. We especially need your phone number and an indication of when you can be reached.

3. What do I need to remember when submitting an unsolicited application?

To help us determine as quickly as possible whether we can offer you a job which matches your expectations, please tell us what you are looking for in your future role and indicate any areas or departments that particularly interest you. 

4. What file formats can I use?

Please use .pdf, .doc, .docx or .rar file formats. We cannot process ZIP archives.

5. How do I know if my application was successfully received?

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within two working days. More detailed information on the status of your application will be sent to you as soon as the department concerned has had a chance to examine your documents. Since we make a great effort to review every application thoroughly, this can take up to two weeks. 

6. What is the application selection process?

First, the department concerned examines your documents. If your skills match our requirements, we will be interested in having an interview with you over the phone or in person. In many cases, we will also invite you to a taster day, where you will have a chance to get to know your future work environment and provide us with a better idea of your skills and capabilities. We normally contact you by email and therefore ask you to check your inbox regularly. Please also take a look in your spam folder if necessary.

7. What is the orientation process?

As a new employee, you will take part in our orientation program in the first few months. This includes seminars and workshops, which you can decide on with your supervisors. In addition to this, a personalized orientation is also held in your department. Moreover, you will also have a mentor available to support you.

8. What will be expected of me on my first day at work?

For your first day of work, we organize a thorough introduction to our corporate culture. In addition to this, you will receive important information on workplace safety and IT guidelines. Furthermore, you will hear everything worth knowing about our organization and be given a tour of your department.

Your contact

Anja Frank -

Anja Frank

+49 7931 493-10579

Students

 

1. What is the preferred minimum duration for an internship?

To ensure that you gain extensive experience and to enable you to actively collaborate on projects, often working independently, we prefer all internships to last a minimum of three months, which is why we do not offer pre-study internships. Internships with a duration of five to six months have proved to be particularly insightful. We do not necessarily rule out shorter internships, however, and will examine each application carefully.

2. What timeframes are available for internships?

Internships and thesis work can begin any time throughout the year on the first working day of a month. The decisive factors are a convincing application plus deployment and accommodation opportunities in your desired department.

3. Are unannounced internships also possible?

Yes, please feel free to submit an unsolicited application. Please indicate in your cover letter which area is of particular interest to you. 

4. What is the best time to apply?

Please apply at least three to four months before your planned start date.

5. What documents should be included with my application?

We require a cover letter, CV and copies of relevant diplomas and certificates. In your cover letter, please indicate your desired timeframe and provide up-to-date contact information. For an internship prescribed by your university or for thesis-related work, please also send us the corresponding guidelines from your university, such as a copy of the examination requirements. 

6. How should I submit my application?

Please apply online. You will find direct links to online applications in the individual vacancy descriptions. You have the option to provide personal information and upload documents, such as your CV and diplomas. Ideally, you should merge these attachments into one or two PDF files.

7. What file formats can I use?

Please use .pdf, .doc, .docx or .rar file formats. We cannot process ZIP archives.

8. How do I know if my application was successfully received?

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within two working days. More detailed information on the status of your application will be sent to you as soon as the department concerned has had a chance to examine your documents. Since we make a great effort to review every application thoroughly, this can take up to two weeks. 

9. What is the application selection process?

The selection is made in several stages. First, we examine all applications, check our availability and prepare a shortlist. If you have aroused our interest, we will invite you to visit us for a personal interview.

10. What will be expected of me on my first day at work?

For your first day of work, we organize a thorough introduction to our corporate culture. In addition to this, you will receive important information on workplace safety and IT guidelines. Furthermore, you will hear everything worth knowing about our organization and be given a tour of your department.

Your contact

Anja Frank -

Anja Frank

+49 7931 493-10579

School leavers

 

1. What is the best time to apply?

Please apply no earlier than one and a half years before the start of the training or degree program, with your mid-term report card.

2. Can I apply for more than one position at the same time?

Because some traineeships and degree programs are very similar to one another, it is entirely possible to keep your options open. For this, please submit more than one application. 

3. How should I submit my application?

Please apply online. You will find direct links to online applications in the individual vacancy descriptions. You have the option to provide personal information and upload documents, such as your CV and diplomas. Ideally, you should merge these attachments into one or two PDF files.

4. What file formats can I use?

Please use .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rar or .zip file formats. 

5. How do I know that my application was successfully received?

Every applicant will receive a confirmation of receipt within two working days.

6. What is the application selection process?

The selection is made in several stages. First, we examine all of the applications and prepare a shortlist. If you have aroused our interest, we will invite you to take a written and/or online test and to participate in an interview. Some career profiles also involve a trial work day. 

7. How should I prepare for the interview?

In advance, prepare some thoughts on your future and your future job: What is of particular interest to you? What are your expectations of your training or degree program, and why exactly are you the right person for us? With your friends or family, discuss possible questions that you would like to ask us or which you may be asked, and try to understand your strengths. Show us that you are familiar with our company and our products. It is important for us that you bring a strong pioneering spirit to the table: that you want to get things moving.

8. What prerequisites do I have to meet for a training or degree program?

Submit a complete set of application documents that show us that you are motivated to complete a training of degree program at WITTENSTEIN. Please observe the educational prerequisites for the different training and degree programs. If you meet the formal prerequisites and your application documents, taken on the whole, are convincing, chances are good that you will be invited for an interview. Convince us that you bring the right qualities to the table for your desired position. Please see the vacancies for these.

Your contact

Verena Adam -

Verena Adam

+49 7931 493-12345