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Our Answers to the 17 Most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Employment Applications


1. How can I apply to Vector? Which types of applications exist?

The best way to apply is online. If you are interested in a specific position, use the "Apply now" button directly in the description. If you would like to make a prospective application, apply using our form for prospective applications. As student, please use this form.

Your benefit: This way, we receive all your relevant data and attachments bundled. Another plus: Your application reaches us securely and quickly.

Offline/e-mail application: You can of course also send your application through a standard postal mailing or by e-mail. Whichever way you choose to apply, remember to include your attachments.

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2. Is the position described on the website still current?

Our published open positions are updated constantly. Only open positions are listed on our website. However, you can contact the personal contact person to ask about the current status in the selection process. You can find your personal contact person in the job posting.

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3. How do I know that my application arrived?

You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Please contact us if you have not received this.

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4. How long does the application process at Vector take from receipt of the documents until the decision making?

You receive a confirmation of receipt immediately after submitting your application. We usually provide initial feedback after approx. 2 weeks.

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5. I would like to make a prospective application. To whom do I send my application?

Everything about the subject of prospective application can be found here.

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6. Will my application also be taken into account for other open positions?

You have the possibility to specify in our application form whether you are also interested in other open positions. We then check whether you are also qualified for other positions in our company.

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7. Do I have to send multiple applications if I would like to apply for various positions?

No, it is not necessary that you send us multiple applications. It is sufficient if you make a note in your cover letter or in the application form that you are also interested in joining us in other areas. You can also mention the jobcodes of other open positions that you are interested.

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8. I have a technical question. Can I contact the responsible person from the department directly for this?

For all inquiries, please contact our human resource department first. Your direct contact person with telephone number can be found in the respective job posting. If you have general questions, you are also welcome to contact us by e-mail. If you have more technical questions, we can forward these to the appropriate team member as needed.

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9. Does Vector cover my travel costs?

We are happy to cover the travel costs for your interview at Vector at the usual levels, i.e., second class train journeys and the appropriate mileage allowance for car journeys. We reimburse accommodation and/or flight costs after an initial consultation.

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10. I would like to work abroad for Vector. Where do I send my application?

You can send your documents marked with "Department AHR" for an application abroad directly to the respective subsidiary. In this case, please make the application in English or in the respective national language.

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11. Which requirements must I meet for a course-related internship or degree thesis at Vector?

We provide most of our internship and thesis opportunities in the development departments. The following criteria are important to us for these:

  • Programming knowledge in C, C++, C# or Java
  • Enthusiasm for software, hardware or embedded development
  • A structured approach to tasks and problems
  • Good knowledge of German and English

The precise requirements are included in the respective announcements. If you would like to know more about the individual open positions, you can contact the contact person named in the announcement. 

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12. How many months in advance should I apply for an internship or thesis work?

Your application should reach us approx. 3 to 6 months before your desired start date.

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13. Can internships and thesis work be started all year round?

Internships and thesis work can be started all year round at Vector. They usually last three to six months. Apply for these approx. three to six months before your preferred starting date.

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14. What are the application deadlines for apprenticeships and combined study?

Please send us your application documents for an apprenticeship or combined study by September 30 at the latest of any year for the coming training year. More information about the training places at Vector can be found here.

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15. Does Vector also provide any school student internship, e.g. in the framework of BORS (career guidance at secondary modern schools) and BOGY (career and college studies guidance at grammar schools) and how do I apply for this?

It is also possible to complete a school student internship at Vector. More information for this can be found on our "School students" page. For your application, it is best to use the initiative application form for the school student internship.

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16. Does Vector also offer holiday jobs for school students and how do I apply for these?

It is also possible as a school student to work at Vector during the holidays. For your application, it is best to use the initiative application form for vacation jobs.

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17. Do you still have questions?

If you have further questions, you are welcome to contact us by e-mail.

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