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We look forward to your application!
It will take you just a few minutes to fill out the online application form. Have your certificates and CV information at hand. We will contact you shortly after you have completed your application
Your job interview
We strive to create an open and affable atmosphere at our interviews. After all, we would like to get to know you as a person and discover why you have applied for employment with us. Naturally, we also ask technical questions about the position you are seeking or about your specialisms, as well as questions about your CV and career goals. In the event of a positive outcome to the selection process, we offer you an employment or training contract and, once you have agreed it, welcome you as a new colleague.
Your questions. Our answers.
Are the advertised vacancies up-to-date?
Yes, the vacancies on our website are regularly updated and are all still to be filled. When a position is filled, the advertisement is immediately removed from the Jobs portal.
How can I apply to the DKV Group? What documents do you need?
For your application to go as smoothly as possible, please use our Applications portal and upload your documents in PDF format. This will ensure we can process your documents as quickly as possible. Your application consists of your fully completed application documents. These documents contain a well-written, informative covering letter, your CV and items such as relevant employer references, school references, certificates of practical training etc. Please state your desired gross annual salary and your earliest starting date.
Can I submit a speculative application?
If there are no suitable jobs for you on the portal, you can of course submit a speculative application to us. We are always looking for people who can think for themselves, plan ahead and want to make a difference, just like us. We look forward to hearing from you and will respond in all cases. Use the vacancy labelled “Speculative application” in our Jobs list .
How can I be sure you have received my application?
We confirm receipt of every application immediately with an e-mail. If you don’t receive one, please check your spam folder. If still in doubt, you can also contact us by telephone. You can find the phone number in the job advertisement.
Can I apply for more than one job at the same time?
You are welcome to apply for different jobs. In any event, you should carefully tailor each application to match the corresponding position and apply for each one separately.
What are the steps in the application process after receipt of my application?
Your application is checked by our HR team and by the relevant specialist department. We do not use an automated preselection process using a fixed set of system parameters. In the event of a positive assessment, we phone you for an introductory discussion and/or invite you to a first interview. A second meeting may take place for us to develop our first impressions.
What happens to my information after the application?
All data that you make available to the DKV Group are treated in accordance with the provisions of the current German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Personal information and all the data provided with it are treated as confidential and used exclusively for the purposes of the application.
Can I apply again after a rejection?
Of course! If you find a new vacancy on our portal and meet its qualifications and other requirements, we will be delighted to receive a fresh application from you.
Does the DKV Group also offer positions outside Ratingen/Germany?
Yes, we regularly advertise for staff at our international sales and regional offices.
How do I best prepare myself for the interview? What should I be expected to know?
You should find out about your intended career field and ideally make yourself familiar with the basic contents of the training and study courses, the course framework and qualifications you seek. It goes without saying that you should have looked into the DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group or DKV Euro Service, know how we are set up and what makes up our core activities.
Can I apply for more than one training or study programme?
Yes. In any event, you should carefully tailor each application to match the corresponding position and be able to give good reasons for your multiple applications.
What happens at the interview and who will be there?
For your initial interview, we normally talk for less than an hour. A recruitment test follows, which takes about 90 minutes. The second interview goes into more detail and takes about an hour. Usually we have two trainers at these interviews and a fellow trainee from a previous intake.
What do you look for in the application?
First we look for clearly set out application documents. In addition to your references, we seek to discover, usually no later than at the first interview, what motivated you to make the application. Why did you choose DKV? Why does this particular course of study and career appeal to you? We would like to build up a comprehensive picture of you. To do this, we ask questions about your interests and activities outside school. Finally, it is important to us that you appear authentic. We appreciate that you may be slightly nervous, and that this is quite normal in these situations. Keep in mind that we would like to get to know what you are like as a person, just as you are judging us as a potential trainer for your future career.
How is the working week made up?
Your working hours are set in agreement with the relevant specialist department. Your working week will exceed 20 hours only outside term time.
Am I entitled to holidays?
Yes, you can claim holidays in proportion to your working hours.
What is my salary based on?
You are paid an hourly rate.
Can I write my dissertation at DKV?
In most cases and after consultation with your manager, we give you the opportunity to write your dissertation with us.
Is there a chance of being kept on at the end of my student employment?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be taken on immediately. Vacant positions are always listed on our career website and you are welcome to apply for them, even during your period of student employment.
Do I receive an employer’s reference after completion of my student employment?
Yes, student employees and trainees receive a reference from us.
What does a traineeship at DKV consist of?
You receive a practical insight into the activities of your specialist department and are given individual support as a full trainee after a short induction period.
Do I also get to work with other trainees?
During your training you will get to know apprentices and other trainees with whom you can share opinions and experiences.
Do I get a certificate for my school on completion of pupil work experience?
Yes, we are pleased to issue these certificates.
Can I also undertake voluntary training in the holidays?
Of course, we are delighted to see people taking this sort of personal initiative.
When should I apply for a placement with DKV?
The best time to apply is in the year before your proposed placement.
What form should my application documents take?
A complete application should include a covering letter explaining your motivation, up-to-date references and a CV.
Is there a chance of being kept on at the end of my traineeship?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be taken on immediately. Vacant positions are always listed on our career website and you are welcome to apply for them, even during your period of training.
Do I receive an employer’s reference after completion of my training?
Yes, student employees and trainees receive a reference from us.