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Who can I contact if I have any questions about the job advertisement?

If you have any questions about a job advertisement, please send us an email to:

I do not meet all the requirements stated in the job description. Does it make sense for me to apply?

Absolutely. If you don’t try, you’ll never find out if you were just the right person? Nobody can do everything!

What happens if I submit an unsolicited application?

If you haven’t found a suitable job offer, you are welcome to send an unsolicited application. Please note, however, that the chances of finding a suitable position in a timely manner may be lower than if you applied directly for an advertised position.

How do I know whether the advertised position is still current?

All open job offers are published daily on our careers page.

Can I still apply for a position that is no longer published?

Unfortunately no, because positions that we were able to fill will be immediately removed from our job market. It is then no longer possible to apply for this position.

What documents should my application contain?

To process your application, we need your complete contact details as well as your complete CV as well as the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.
Optionally, we would be happy to receive your meaningful cover letter, certificates and proof of activity so that we can get to know you a little better in advance .

I’m having difficulty uploading my documents. What can I do?

Please note the maximum size of 15 MB and the specified file formats pdf, jpeg and png. If the upload still doesn’t work, please contact

Do I have to upload an application photo?

No, the decision whether you want to include a photo or not is entirely up to you. This neither favors nor disadvantages your application process.

I currently do not have all of the required certificates. Can I still apply?

Of course, we also accept applications without the required certificates. However, please note that we may ask you to submit this later as part of the recruitment process.

Why does it sometimes take longer until I receive a response to my application?

We take the time to carefully review each application, which may take some time. We therefore ask for your patience and understanding. As soon as we have gained an impression of your application, we will contact you immediately.

Why did I receive a rejection?

Often it’s just the subtleties that make the difference and ultimately lead to rejection. Please do not take this personally. If you would like to apply to APL again in the future, we would be happy to hear from you.

Job interview

Who takes part in the interviews?

As a rule, both a representative from the specialist department and someone from HR are present at the discussions. You will be informed exactly who is taking part in the invitation email.

What questions are asked in the interview?

We also like to refer to the interview as an introductory interview. We introduce ourselves, you introduce yourself. We are interested in your expertise, what experience you have gained and what you imagine for your future work. We want to experience you authentically.

Do I have to wear a suit for the interview?

Clear answer: no. Be authentic and dress as you would at work. If you normally wear a suit to work, that’s fine with us too. However, if you wear safety shoes and workshop clothing, that is also acceptable.

For reasons of simplicity, it is possible that in some places only the masculine form is used. The APL Group absolutely rejects any distinction based on gender / gender identity / skin color / origin / sexual orientation / religion / age and/or disability. The development of every personality is one of the highest goods here.