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Have you found an interesting position with us that you would like to apply for? We have put together a few tips for your application documents and show you what the application process looks like with us.

Your Application

Your application is your calling card! It should help you to stand out from the other applicants and impress us or other employers. The more expressive your application, the easier it is for your new employer to get an idea of you and your qualifications.

For this reason, companies will often ask you to submit your complete application. In general, this includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and relevant certificates (diploma from training or studies, job references, internship references) and relevant certificates. If the position has special additional qualifications as a prerequisite, the relevant evidence should also be attached here. In your application, make sure that you only include the most important things, otherwise the document will quickly become confusing and too large.

Your cover letter should offer us a brief insight into your career to date. So that your application is meaningful and contains as much information as possible for the HR manager, please ensure that it is well-structured, informative and not too extensive.

Your cover letter should contain all the important information and should be no more than one page. Your cover letter should focus on your current job and draw parallels between the requirements of the position and your previous knowledge and skills.

Therefore, do not use a standard letter, but always adapt it to the advertised position. This signals to a company that you have thought more thoroughly about the position. Your cover letter should therefore always answer the following questions: where did you find the job advertisement, why are you applying for our position (what reason/motivation), what qualifies you for this position and when are you available. The most important rule when writing a cover letter, pay attention to the spelling and use clear and understandable language. The internet offers a large number of templates and tips for designing cover letters . 

Your curriculum vitae or CV will be an important part of your application, and it will have more of an impact than your cover letter.

It should provide a company with an even deeper understanding of your technical skills and knowledge, as it should cover your entire training and professional career and not just a small part of it, as the cover letter does.

Therefore, it makes sense to always adapt the CV to the advertised position and to compare your skills and knowledge with the requirements and to highlight them. Your CV should provide an insight into what academic and professional career you have had to date.

The tabular form has established itself as the standard, in which the periods of time (in chronological order) are listed on the left and the associated data and activities for the respective period are listed on the right. In order to refer to the current activity, this should be listed first and described in more detail using a few key points on the main activities. Here, too, the internet offers a large number of templates and tips for design.

Your references are part of what is known as the appendix. Use your CV as a guide. Start with the most recent reference that you either have from your current employer or, if you don't already have one, from your previous employer.

Always include all references from previous work stations as well as your diploma from your training or degree programme. If you have attended further education or training courses that are required or could be important for the position, please also enclose these certificates. Here, too, it is important to limit yourself to just the most important certificates.

If you are applying for a position as a working student, compulsory intern (m/f/x) or for a thesis topic, please enclose a short cover letter, a curriculum vitae, your certificate of enrolment and a recent transcript of your grades from your studies. If you have already worked as a working student or intern, please also include these references. If you are applying for a compulsory internship / master’s degree, we also need a certificate stating that it is a compulsory internship as part of your studies / retraining. In your cover letter, please state your desired area / topic of the master’s thesis, the time and the duration of your assignment. This enables us to check for a potential placement more quickly. Please note that due to stringent safety regulations, a lead time of approx. 2-3 months is necessary.

The Application Process

If you satisfy the requirements and desired qualifications and were able to impress us, you will be invited to an interview during the next stage. Here is a brief overview of the application process.

The application process begins once you have successfully uploaded your application documents to the job portal.

First, your documents will be assessed by our HR department. Here an initial selection is made based on the hard facts. This includes whether you have the required qualification and whether you have already gained experience in the area of responsibility. After this check, the documents are forwarded to the respective department for assessment. Based on the documents, a decision will be made within the department as to whether you will be invited for an interview. Please note that due to the increased number of applications and work, it may take some time.

If you are to be invited to an interview, we will contact you within five days with a proposed interview date.

The interview is always conducted by the HR department and the department advertising the vacant position. Depending on the position, this may be between two to five people. The one to one-and-a-half hour conversation covers both technical topics and questions about yourself.

Since we always have several interviews per position and these cannot always take place one after another due to the availability of appointments, we ask you to be patient after your interview. Your contact from recruitment will get in touch within two weeks of the interview and either give you a final decision or an interim status. In individual cases, you may be invited to a second interview. As soon as the discussions are over, you will be informed again by us of the decision.

Once a decision about your application has been made in your favour, the documents will be forwarded to the Works Council for their participation. This usually takes two weeks. At the same time, we will initiate background checks and pass the documents on to colleagues from HR to draw up your employment contract.

Please note that for some positions we also send out invitations to selection days. These are mostly selection procedures with practical exercises and discussions that extend over several hours or a day.

The application process begins once you have successfully uploaded your application documents to the job portal.

First, your documents will be assessed by our HR department. Here an initial selection is made based on the hard facts. This includes whether you have the required qualification and whether you have already gained experience in the area of responsibility. After this check, the documents are forwarded to the respective department for assessment. Based on the documents, a decision will be made within the department as to whether you will be invited for an interview. Please note that due to the increased number of applications and work, it may take some time.

If you are to be invited to an interview, we will contact you within five days with a proposed interview date.

The interview is always conducted by the HR department and the department advertising the vacant position. Depending on the position, this may be between two to five people. The one to one-and-a-half hour conversation covers both technical topics and questions about yourself.

Since we always have several interviews per position and these cannot always take place one after another due to the availability of appointments, we ask you to be patient after your interview. Your contact from recruitment will get in touch within two weeks of the interview and either give you a final decision or an interim status. In individual cases, you may be invited to a second interview. As soon as the discussions are over, you will be informed again by us of the decision.

Once a decision about your application has been made in your favour, the documents will be forwarded to the Works Council for their participation. This usually takes two weeks. At the same time, we will initiate background checks and pass the documents on to colleagues from HR to draw up your employment contract.

The application process begins once you have successfully uploaded your application documents to the job portal.

First, your documents will be assessed by our HR department. Here an initial selection is made based on the hard facts. This includes whether you have the required qualification and whether you have already gained experience in the area of responsibility. After this check, the documents are forwarded to the respective department for assessment. Based on the documents, a decision will be made within the department as to whether you will be invited for an interview. Please note that due to the increased number of applications and work, it may take some time.

If you are to be invited to an interview, we will contact you within five days with a proposed interview date.

The structured selection process is always conducted by the HR department and the department advertising the vacant position. Depending on the position, this may be between three to five people. The two-and-a-half hour conversation covers practical tasks as well as technical topics and questions about yourself and leadership.

Since we always have several candidates per position and these cannot always take place one after another due to the availability of appointments, we ask you to be patient after your interview. Your contact from recruitment will get in touch within two weeks of the interview and either give you a final decision or an interim status. In individual cases, you may be invited to a second interview. As soon as the discussions are over, you will be informed again by us of the decision.

Once a decision about your application has been made in your favour, the documents will be forwarded to the Works Council for their participation. This usually takes two weeks. At the same time, we will initiate background checks and pass the documents on to colleagues from HR to draw up your employment contract.

The application process begins as soon as you apply for an advertised vacancy as a working student via our job portal or for a position as a compulsory intern or for the preparation of a thesis by email via karriere@berlin-airport.de.

The documents are forwarded by the recruiter to the respective department, which then decides whether to invite you to an interview. The colleagues from recruitment will contact you with a proposed interview date.

The one hour conversation covers both technical topics and questions about yourself so that we can get to know you better.

The recruiter will get in touch within two weeks of the interview and either give you a final decision or an interim status.

Once a decision about your application has been made in your favour, the documents will be forwarded to the Works Council for their participation. This usually takes two weeks. At the same time, we will initiate background checks and pass the documents on to colleagues from HR to draw up your employment contract.

You can find all information about beginning your career jobs via an apprenticeship or a dual study program here

Tips on preparing for your interview

If you have received an invitation to an interview – congratulations! This means that your documents have already piqued our interest. To underscore this first positive impression, here are a few tips to help you prepare for the interview.

If you have any questions, please have a look at our FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.

Take another look at your documents right before the interview. Are there any gaps in your CV that might raise questions from the interviewer? Can you explain your professional career in a comprehensible manner? Answer the questions in your own words, making sure you give honest answers. Lies usually don’t stay hidden long and will come to light in the first few weeks of working together at the latest. An interview is not an interrogation, but a conversation in which all parties have the opportunity to get to know each other and to clarify expectations and questions.

Your clothes must be clean and tidy. Whether you appear for the conversation in a suit or blazer or in jeans and a shirt depends on the position. Wear what you think is appropriate and what you feel comfortable in. There's no point squeezing yourself into a suit for the interview, if you usually never wear one. This will just make you feel uncomfortable, which will become apparent in the interview.

Take a closer look at the job vacancy a few days before the interview. Do you understand the job specifications and can you describe in your own words how you envision it to be? Or do you have any unanswered questions that you would like to clear up in the interview?

You can also learn about the structure of the company, the products and other important information on the company's website. This will let you score points in the interview because it will become apparent that you have researched the position and the company.

Take another look at where and when the interview will be held. Being late for an interview doesn't make a good impression, so don’t do it! Many other preparation tips and checklists for interviews can be found online. It’s worth looking for yourself. The right preparation will help you to overcome your nerves and make the interview easier for you.

Make a note of any questions that you would like to have clarified during the conversation. These can be questions about the job, the conditions, the way of working, the company or any other questions. However, they should be meaningful, and not just asked to ask a question. The internet offers a wealth of suggestions here.