Application Process

Overview of the application processes

Further information about the application processes is provided in the text below.

Crailsheim - Application Process 

1. Review of application
We look forward to receiving your application via our Online Application System or by mail to Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, FAO Anita Junker, Voithstr. 1, 74564 Crailsheim

2. Recruitment test and job interview
If you are successful in the prescreening procedure, you will be invited to take a recruitment test followed by a job interview.

4. Mailing of contract
If the course of this interview is satisfactory, you will be informed of your success and shortly after that you will receive your training contract.

5. Employment start
On your first day at work, we invite all new trainees to a welcoming event together with their parents

Garching - Application Process 

1. Review of application
Following your application, your documentation will be reviewed, and you will receive a provisional notification or in the best case an invitation to a job interview by mail.

2. Initial job interview with site management
Site management conducts a job interview at VTM with groups of about three applicants.

3. Second job interview with recruitment test
After this interview, we will invite suitable applicants to attend a second job interview and a recruitment test (mathematics, spatial perception and general knowledge) at the facility of our training cooperation partner. On both occasions, you will have the opportunity to get to know your future training managers and experience the work atmosphere in our company at first hand.

4. Mailing of contract
If you are successful on both dates, we will let you know by telephone. Your training contract will be sent to you in triplicate by mail together with precise instructions for filling it in.

5. Employment start
On the first day, we welcome our new trainees at the facility of our cooperation partner, where trainees will spend the first months of their training until the final examination for part 1. Our trainers will travel from Voith to the cooperation partner or invite the trainees to Voith at regular intervals.

Heidenheim - Application Process

DHBW

1. Application and application review
On July 1, an online applicants' portal is opened on the Careers page of the Voith website where candidates can apply for dual training courses at the Heidenheim site, beginning later the same year.
If you have submitted your application successfully, you will receive a receipt confirmation email from Voith within the next 30 minutes.

Note! If a technical problem arises with either the Voith IT system or with your IT provider, and you do not receive this email, please contact us by telephone.

Your application will be reviewed by our University Programs department within a week after it is received.
You will receive an invitation to sit a recruitment test or, regrettably, a rejection notice within 30 calendar days. Both notifications will be sent by email.
Please check your email inbox regularly during this application period.
This is the only way for us to remain reliably in contact.

2. Recruitment test
The recruitment test will be conducted online at a computer on site in Heidenheim.

All questions about any aspect of the training courses will be answered fully by the training management staff.

Upon successful completion of the recruitment test and following a thorough review of all application documents, a shortlist of suitable male and female applicants will receive invitations to attend our selection days. We will inform you of the exact date you should plan to keep free for the selection day when we invite you to take the recruitment test. This helps to facilitate timely planning for you and for us.

3. Selection day
On the selection day itself, we will welcome you and twelve other applicants, and you will take part in a series of exercises and a personal interview which will help us to learn as much about you as possible.
At the same time, you will also have the opportunity to get to know your future training management team and experience the work atmosphere in our company.
We will be glad to answer all of your questions.

All applicants will be informed of their success or otherwise very promptly by phone.
The end of the entire selection process is scheduled for the end of October, that is to say one month after the deadline for receipt of applications on September 30 of any given year.

4. Mailing of contract
If we offer you a position and you decide to come and work for us, you will receive your contract within one week.

5. Employment start
At the start of your training, we extend a warm welcome to our company. For the first few days, you will spend most of your time getting to know your training managers and your fellow students.

At the same time, we will present you with a preliminary introduction and overview of the Voith corporation, our markets, our values, the issue of sustainability and the important aspects of health and occupational safety. Dual students from earlier intakes will also provide you with valuable tips and information.

Krefeld - Application Process

1. Review of application
We look forward to receiving your application via our Online Application System or by mail to Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG, Herr Heinz-Friedrich Kammen, Voithstr. 2, 47803 Krefeld.

2. Recruitment test
We will invite you to a recruitment tast. The recruitment test for all technical trainings will be conducted online at a computer. The commercial recruitmant test will be a written test but it will also take around two hours.
The results of this recruitment test will be used as the basis for the second review of your applications, which will be carried out afterwards. If this result is positive, we will invite you to a job interview.

3. Job Interview
Following this, you will have a chance to shine in job interviews with staff from the Human Resources department. Furthermore you will get a guided tour through our site.

4. Mailing of contract
If the course of this interview is satisfactory, you will be informed of your success and shortly after that you will receive your training contract. You will receive two copies of your training contract. You must send both copies back to us, signed by yourself and a parent or guardian if applicable, so that we can ensure the employment relationship is registered with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

5. Your first day at work
At the start of your training on September 1st, we extend a warm welcome to our company. On this first day, you will spend most of your time getting to know your training managers and your fellow trainees. After a joint dinner the first day is over.

Salzgitter - Application Process 

Technical training

1. Review of application
When the "busy" application phase begins (usually in late summer/autumn), your applications are sorted by training needs and reviewed.

The form of your application, the graduation qualification you expect and your grades in subjects related to your career field are all very important for a successful application with us. This is why it takes us a several days to select the candidates we consider suitable.

If you are applying for industrial professions such as metal-cutting machine mechanic or industrial machine mechanic, your grades in mathematics, physics and chemistry are of most importance to us. If you are able to convince us with your school-leaving certificate, you will be invited to take a recruitment test, which is usually held at the end of the year.

2. Recruitment test
The results of this recruitment test will be used as the basis for the second review of your applications, which will be carried out afterwards. If this result is positive, we will invite you to a job interview.

3. Job interview
For this interview, we will invite you to visit us. You will talk to a member of our Human Resources department and one or two training managers. We will use this opportunity to learn a little more about your personality. (What are your goals? Are you a team player?). You will also have the chance to get to know and experience the work atmosphere in our company.

4. Mailing of contract
After this interview, you will also receive a telephone call informing you of our decision, and if we are both in agreement we will send you your training contract.

Commercial training

1. Review of application
If you are interested in training for a business profession, you should also have at least a Satisfactory grade in mathematics. We also consider subjects such as business accounting (depending on the kind of school you attended), politics, labor and economics. Your school-leaving certificate should generally be of a high standard.

2. First job interview
Following the selection of applicants, we will invite you to a personal interview, which lasts about an hour. This is your chance to convince us you are a suitable candidate with your poise and subject matter knowledge. You will be interviewed by members of the Human Resources department. Besides your grades, we will also be interested in your personality and how you will fit into an existing team. For this reason, we sometimes also ask business trainees from earlier intakes to sit in on the interviews as well.

3. Second job interview
After the first interviews and another pre-selection process, we will invite you to a second interview. This second interview is very short, it only lasts about 30 minutes.

4. Mailing of contract
If the course of this interview is satisfactory too, you will be informed of your success by telephone and shortly after that you will receive your training contract.

 

Schaku: Joint practical and academic training program

1. Application
If you intend to pursue a dual training program, combining practical instruction and classroom learning, the grade average on your school graduation certificate (which serves as your right of admission to study at a technical university) should be at least 2.4. In this context, we also attach particular importance to your individual marks in mathematics, physics and chemistry.

2. Multiple job interviews
Following this, you will have a chance to shine in job interviews with staff from the Human Resources department and commercial training managers.

3. Mailing of contract
If we find you suitable and both sides are interested in pursuing the relationship, you will then receive a grant contract, a traineeship contract, and our assurance of a permanent position with the company upon successful completion of your training course.

4. Offer of a position
When you begin your industrial training with us, you will receive two copies of your training contract. You must send both copies back to us, signed by yourself and a parent or guardian if applicable, so that we can ensure the employment relationship is registered with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. One copy of the contract will be returned to you. As a future trainee, if you are still a minor you must also provide us with a medical clearance certificate (this is usually prepared by your family doctor after a physical examination). And finally, as a future colleague you must give us all of the documentation we need in order to add you to our payroll (social security number, income tax information, certificate of membership in a health insurance fund, bank details and a copy of your identity card). When this is done, you will start your training on September 1 of that year.

5. Your first day at work
Everyone will no doubt be a little nervous on their first day at work. In order to make the start of your professional life as easy as possible, you and the other trainees will spend the day with your future trainers. We will answer any general questions about work dress, payroll, working hours etc., and will then take a guided tour of the site together. At the same time, you will be introduced to the people you will be dealing with in the operational departments. In the afternoon, the commercial and the industrial trainees will part ways. Since industrial professional training is conducted off-site with an external training company for the first year, you can still visit and look around the training workshop. This visit marks the end of your first day at work, and your training can begin.

Sonthofen - Application Process

1. Review of application
In July and September is our preferred application phase for dual training, beginning the next year. We look forward to receiving your application via e-mail or by mail to our Human Resources department. If you are able to convince us with your application, you will be invited to take a recruitment test and interview.

2. Recruitment test
The recruitment test will be conducted online at a computer on site in October or November. It will approximately take one hour. The theoretical part of the test includes questions about mathematics, spatial perception and general knowledge. It will be added by a practical exercise.

3. Job interview
The recruitment test is followed by a job interview. We will use this opportunity to learn a little more about your personality. You will also have the chance to get to know and experience the work atmosphere in our company.

4. Mailing of contract
Within two weeks after this interview, you will be informed of our decision, and if we are both in agreement we will send you your training contract.

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