Questions and answers

Questions and answers

We have the right answers to your questions

Are you interested in ERGO as an employer and still have some questions? Here you will find brief and concise answers to important questions plus useful information.

Vacancies, application, selection process and interview

Are vacancies posted at Positions available at ERGO up to date?

Yes, as soon as a vacancy is filled the vacancy announcement is automatically deleted from the website.

Should I apply online or in written form?

You can apply either online or in writing. We recommend completing the online application. It’s quick and easy.

When can I expect a response to my application?

As soon as we receive your documents we will send you a confirmation mail. However, the processing time cannot be determined down to the day. Your application is important to us and will be read and evaluated carefully by various people and departments. Please understand that this process may take some time.

How does the selection process work?

After considering all the documents we receive, we pre-select an initial group of candidates each of whom we then invite to a preliminary interview. The candidates who impress us are invited back for a second interview. Finally, we make an offer to the candidate most suited for the position from both a professional and personal standpoint.

How is the interview structured and what should I bear in mind?

As a potential candidate you will most likely talk to a Human Resources representative and the supervisor of the relevant department. This will give you an opportunity to reinforce our positive first impression with your conscientious preparation and open, friendly and authentic manner. Additionally, you will have a chance to ask us questions, for example about your duties, your prospects and the company. For us the interview presents an opportunity to find out more about your prior experience and your reasons for applying.

Do you take over the travel expenses for the interview?

Yes, provided you travel with Deutsche Bahn Germany Railways (second class). Please consult with us first should you plan to use an alternate method of transportation.

Special information for pupils and students

Who do I contact about internships?

The contacts for pupils are listed on our Career page:

Pupil internship

Student internship

Who do I contact about working student jobs?

You will find a list of contact partners on our Career page under Students:

Working students

Can I work more than 20 hours a week during semester breaks?

This is possible. However, you may not work more than 38 hours a week.

Who do I contact about thesis work?

You will find a list of contact partners for university students on our Career page under Students.

Theses

Starting as a new employee

How long is the training phase?

This depends on your area of responsibility and the relevant special requirements it demands. As a rule your introduction will last six months to a year.

How long does the probation period last?

We usually agree on a six-month probation period.

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