The Application Process

Please refer to the chart for a brief overview of the application process. Please see below for more detailed information on the application process at the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
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1. Online Application

If you are interested in a vacant position, please submit your application via our applicant website until the day of the deadline and make sure to include all necessary documents (cover letter, résumé, certificates) in a single PDF document.

As soon as your application has been received by our system, you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.
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2. Assessment of Your Documents

Your application documents will be reviewed by HR and the relevant specialist area/department to see that the requirements of the candidate profile have been met.

If you have convinced us, we will invite you to an (initial) interview.
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3. Personal Interview

In the interviews you will meet representatives of the HR department and at least one representative of the specialist area/department.

Depending on the position for which you have applied, we will carry out either one or more interviews with you. The aim of the interview is to get to know you properly and to get a clear picture of your skills, knowledge, experience, and personality.
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4. Decision

If you have impressed the representatives of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, you will receive a job offer.

If, at any point during the selection process, we decide not to pursue your application any further, we will inform you of our decision in a timely fashion.
1. Online Application
Our vacant positions are always listed on our website. Each job ad includes the application deadline by which you have to submit your application via the applicant website plus the contact person from HR who is looking after the selection process. Among other things, the deadline makes it possible to coordinate the timings for the internal selection process and to ensure that there are no delays. Please note that we are unable to accept any applications submitted after the deadline.

Please submit your application via our applicant website. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail within a few minutes that contains your activation link for the user portal. You can then apply directly to vacant positions under "Vacancies."

Prior to starting your application, we recommend that you have all necessary documentation at hand. Please set aside about 20 to 30 minutes for your online application. Please start by completing the application form. We then need your complete application documents (cover letter and résumé plus – depending on your educational background – school reports/leaving certificates, training references, university reports, and/or employer references) in a single PDF document (max. 10 MB). Please note that your application can only be considered once it has been submitted electronically. You may submit your application up to 12 midnight on the day of the deadline; we recommend, however, that you do so by 11:45 p.m. As soon as your application has been received by our system, you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt.
2. Assessment of Your Documents
Your application documents will be assessed in a two-step process. Firstly, your application will be reviewed by HR and checked to see that the requirements of the candidate profile have been met. Then, the relevant specialist area/department will decide, based on the results of the prescreening process, whether to invite you to an (initial) interview. If anything is unclear to us when considering your application (e.g. your availability or current status), we will contact you by e-mail or telephone.
3. Personal Interview
Generally speaking, we will get in touch with you by phone or e-mail at least one week prior to the planned interview to arrange a date and time. We will reimburse the travel costs that you incur as a result of the interview (in special cases, such as if you are traveling from abroad, please contact HR prior to booking travel). The aim of the interview is to get to know you properly and to get a clear picture of your skills, knowledge, experience, and personality.

Depending on the position for which you have applied, we will carry out either one or two interviews with you. In the interviews you will meet representatives of the HR department and at least one representative of the specialist area/department. You should expect the interview to last between 60 and 90 minutes.
4. Decision
If you have confirmed your interest following the interview and if you have impressed the representatives of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, you will receive a job offer by e-mail. We will then send you an employment contract by mail.

If, at any point during the selection process, we decide not to pursue your application any further, we will inform you of our decision in a timely fashion.
How long does the application process last at the Robert Bosch Stiftung?
The length of the application process depends on the position and is determined by various factors (e.g. how long it takes to schedule appointments, the number of applicants and interviews, etc.). You can generally assume a period of between five and eight weeks from the application deadline to the end of the selection process.

Note: You will always receive a response to your application even if you are not invited to an interview. In some cases, however, you may not receive this response until a suitable candidate has been found, as you may be invited to a second round of interviews. Until then, we kindly ask you to be patient. You may, of course, call to inquire about the current status of your application during the selection process. Please note, however, that this has neither a positive nor a negative effect on your application.