Application Procedure

Decisions, decisions

It is only natural to eagerly await a response once you have submitted your application. But we will have to ask you to be patient with us. Here is why: you went to great lengths to assemble your online or unsolicited application, so we want to give ourselves enough time to review it carefully and make a well-informed decision.

The entire application process - starting with the first contact up to the hopefully positive response for you - takes around 4 to 6 weeks. Of course you will receive a confirmation of receipt - for an online application within minutes, for an application by mail within days.

Below is a quick overview of the application process to give you an idea of what happens when.  

Applications for a specific opening

  • You submit your application
  • Our personnel department reviews your application
  • Our personnel department draws up a candidate short-list
  • If you are a suitable candidate, our personnel department will contact you
  • You are invited to an interview
  • We use a variety of selection processes to winnow the field
  • The department in charge makes a final decision
  • As a successful candidate, you sign a contract with us and begin work

Unsolicited applications

  • You submit your unsolicited application
  • Our personnel department reviews your application
  • Your application is forwarded to a central applicants’ pool
  • Personnel departments regularly check which applications have come in
  • If our personnel department finds a match, they will contact you directly
  • You are invited to an interview
  • We use a variety of selection processes to determine if there’s a perfect fit
  • The department in charge makes a final decision
  • As a successfully candidate, you sign a contract with us and begin work

Good to know:
There is a lot you can do to make sure your application lands on the top of the “yes” pile. Visit our application pointers for more information.