FAQ

Below you will find the frequently asked questions about our apprenticeship, for college students and for experienced professionals at a glance to read.

Should we not be able to answer your question, please feel free to use the contact options under the menu item "Contact persons" or the contact form.


Apprenticeship

There is a good chance that you will be offered employment, as the Gauselmann Group runs apprenticeships for its own requirements. In addition, we offer flexible working hours. A 39-hour week applies to all apprentices. Flexitime allows you to be involved in arranging your own working hours. As we optimally prepare our apprentices for their careers, we provide various IT training courses such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint in our own training centre at Schloss Benkhausen. In addition, our apprentices can take English courses, business etiquette seminars, driver safety training or be deployed for several weeks to German or international sales centres.

The way in which the apprenticeship is structured in terms of content can be found in the description of the apprenticeship place. In some apprenticeships, vocational education training takes place twice a week while for other apprenticeships training is carried out on block release.

Please only apply online. You can do this using the APPLY DIRECTLY button in the Job vacancies section. This is cheaper for you and is also more environmentally friendly. In addition, this ensures that your application finds its way correctly to us faster.

In order for us to be able to make a first impression of you, we want you to send a current CV in table format, a brief cover letter as well as your two most recent school reports. If we are then still missing something, we will contact you.

  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone number and an e-mail address)
  • Your education to date
  • Work placements that you have completed (also one-day work placements)
  • Your hobbies
  • We expect that care is taken to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all dates, etc. are correct.

To ensure that your documents are displayed properly in our application management system, please send them in PDF format only (max. 25 MB).

Yes, we always keep our apprenticeship homepage as well as the Gauselmann careers page with the vocational training fully up to date. As long as the apprenticeship place is online, feel free to submit your application.

If you think that your skills and knowledge match several of our apprenticeship places, you are welcome to submit multiple applications. The important thing is that you apply separately for each apprenticeship place using the online form.

No, there are no application deadlines attached to our apprenticeship places. If the apprenticeship place is online, feel free to submit your application!

If you have any queries, Kristin Weingaertner would be delighted to assist you and can be contacted at +49 (0)5772 49-205. We can usually directly answer general questions in relation to your application.

Once we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If we are impressed by your application and your educational performance, we invite you to take an online suitability test. If you pass the test, exciting group exercises and tasks will await you. At the same time, we give you the opportunity to introduce yourself in a short self-presentation. Finally, we conduct another interview with you in which we want to find out more about you and your expectations regarding your apprenticeship at the Gauselmann Group.

If the processing of your application unexpectedly takes longer, you will receive a notification. You can, of course, inquire from us about the current status of your application at any time.

You can, of course, withdraw your application at any time. Please let us know by e-mail or phone us. Your personal data will then be deleted in compliance with the law.


College Students

The Gauselmann Group looks for support in many areas of business economics (nationally and internationally), of (business) IT or in technical courses of study. We actively advertise current internships and thesis placements. If you do not find the right one for you, we look forward to an application on spec from you for the following divisions:

  • Controlling/Finance (national/international)
  • HR (Controlling, Marketing, Development)
  • Marketing/PR
  • Logistics/Manufacturing
  • (Technical) IT/Business Information Systems
  • Business Development/Sales/Product Management
  • Civil Engineering/Energy Management

Depending on the department, we offer internships to students at our locations in Espelkamp, Lübbecke, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Magstadt and Hamburg.

Yes, it is generally three months. As we are certified as a Fair Company, we focus on employing interns for reasonable periods of time in accordance with the body of rules and regulations. If your mandatory internship period is shorter, feel free to contact us.

Internships at the Gauselmann Group are generally paid and you get holidays during your internship. In addition, we are certified as a Fair Company and live by fair and transparent internship conditions in all respects. Besides getting a professional and practical insight into the activities, you will get to know the entire Gauselmann Group during your time on internship.

Yes, this is generally possible. In this case, we highly recommend doing an internship in advance in order to obtain an adequate overview of the department and all processes. Do you already have a topic? Excellent – please feel free to share it with us. We will check whether this is also of interest to our corporate group. Alternatively, you can devise a topic in close collaboration with the respective department.

Please only apply online, using our APPLY DIRECTLY button in the Job vacancies section and not via e-mail or by post. This is cheaper for you and is also more environmentally friendly. In addition, this ensures that your application finds its way correctly to us faster.

In order for us to be able to make a first impression of you, we need a current CV in table format, a brief cover letter, your most recent references as well as your current transcript of results from your course of study. In addition, we need your requested start date as well as the requested type (mandatory/voluntary) and the duration of the internship. If we are still missing something, we will contact you. You can then simply e-mail us the missing documents.

  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone number and an e-mail address). A structured layout makes it easier for us to read:
    • Start with your current course and specialisation (non-chronological order)
    • Explain your positions to date (e.g. apprenticeship, internships, student traineeships, projects, etc.) with three to five bullet points (the more recent the position, the more detailed the description)
    • Emphasise your qualifications and experience
  • We expect that care is taken to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all dates, etc. are correct.

To ensure that your documents are displayed properly in our application management system, please send them in PDF format only (max. 25 MB).

Yes, we always keep our Careers page fully up to date. As long as the internship is online, feel free to submit your application.

See question In which divisions of the company can I complete an internship or write a thesis?” Please understand that it takes significantly more time to examine applications that are made on spec, as we need to forward these to our various departments Group-wide.

If you think that your skills and knowledge match several of our student positions, you are welcome to submit multiple applications. The important thing is that you apply separately for each internship using the online form.

Approximately 3–4 months in advance. It naturally takes some time to examine your documents closely. For applications that are made on spec, our experience has shown that it takes a while longer before all of the divisions have viewed the documents and given feedback.

No, there are no application deadlines attached to our positions. If the position is online, feel free to submit your application!

If you have any queries, Svenja Kramer would be delighted to assist you and can be contacted at +49 (0) 5772 49-344.

After you have sent us your application documents, we check that these are complete. The documents are then forwarded to the respective department to be viewed. If we are impressed by your application documents, we invite you to an initial informal interview or a video interview. We then send you feedback on your interview as quickly as possible and information on the next steps.

If the processing of your application takes longer, you will receive a separate notification that the selection process has been delayed. Please understand that, depending on the time of year, this may be due to annual leave or unforeseen illness. You can, of course, inquire from us about the current status of your application at any time.

You can, of course, withdraw your application at any time. Please let us know by e-mail or phone us. Your personal data will then be deleted in compliance with the law.


Experienced Professionals

Please only apply online, using our APPLY DIRECTLY button in the Job vacancies section and not via e-mail or by post. This is cheaper for you and is also more environmentally friendly. In addition, this ensures that your application finds its way correctly to us faster.

In order for us to be able to make a first impression of you, we need a current CV in table format, a brief cover letter as well as your most recent job references. If we are still missing something, we will contact you. You can then simply e-mail us the missing documents.

  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone number and an e-mail address).
  • A structured layout makes it easier for us to read:
    • Start with your current job (non-chronological order)
    • Explain your positions to date with three to five bullet points (the more recent the position, the more detailed the description)
    • Emphasise your qualifications and experience
  • We expect that care is taken to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all dates, etc. are correct.

To ensure that your documents are displayed properly in our application management system, please send them in PDF format only (max. 25 MB).

Yes, we always keep our Careers page fully up to date. As long as the job is online, feel free to submit your application!

You are sure that we don’t have any suitable job advertised but your qualifications are nonetheless suited to our company? It is sometimes worth looking through our numerous job vacancies in detail. By applying directly for an advertised position, you ensure that an inspection of your documents/the selection process can begin straightaway. Please understand that it takes significantly more time to examine applications that are made on spec, as we need to forward these to the our various departments Group-wide.

If you think that your skills and knowledge match several of our jobs, you are welcome to submit multiple applications. The important thing is that you apply separately for each job using the online form.

No, there are no application deadlines attached to our jobs. If the job is online, feel free to submit your application!

For questions of this type, please use our special phone line for candidates (+49 (0) 5772 49-345) or send us a message via WhatsApp (+49 (0)151-163219977). General questions in relation to your application can usually be answered directly. For detailed queries, we will put you in touch with the correct contact person.

After you have sent us your application, you will receive an automated message and then later separate confirmation of receipt once we have checked your data and documents in more detail. If your profile matches the advertised job, we generally conduct a preliminary interview over the phone. If both parties are interested, we then invite you to an interview in person. After the first interview, we might carry out a “get to know you” day and/or a second interview, depending on the job.

If the processing of your application takes longer, you will receive a separate notification that the selection process has been delayed. Please understand that, depending on the time of year, this may be due to annual leave or unforeseen illness. You can, of course, use our special phone line for candidates to inquire about the current status of your application at any time.

You can, of course, withdraw your application at any time. Please let us know by e-mail or phone us. Your personal data will then be deleted in compliance with the law.