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The Application Process

Have you successfully submitted your online application? Then it is up to us to prepare the next steps. In the following, we would like to show you how to proceed after submitting your application. Additionally, we would like to give you useful information and tips for your application to Fresenius.

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In light of the Corona pandemic, we have compiled some frequently asked questions and answers about the application process at Fresenius below.

The application process in general

When reviewing your documents, we follow a clearly structured procedure, which we would like to outline below, as an example, on the basis of an application for a specific vacancy. Information on the process for an unsolicited application can be found here.

1. Confirmation of receipt

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  • After your application has been received, you will receive a confirmation of receipt within a short time.
  • Your documents will be forwarded directly to the relevant HR department.
  • The initial selection process usually takes two to four weeks.

2. Interview(s)

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  • If your documents are of interest to us, we will invite you to a first meeting, which helps us to get to know each other and usually lasts about 60 minutes.
  • Depending on the type of position, further discussions can take place afterwards, which focus more on specialist topics.

3. Conclusion of contract

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  • If all of the interviews go well and the details of the contract have been discussed, then there is nothing to stop you from joining our team.

Timeline – step by step

The duration of the application process as a whole and the individual steps will also depend on your availability. Especially after the first interview, the time frame may vary. Usually, the entire process should not take longer than three months. However, we kindly ask for your understanding if it may take a little longer in some cases.

PeriodEventApplication status
ImmediatelyReceipt confirmation of your online applicationApplication received
2–4 weeksApplication reviewed by HR and relevant departmentsIn process/additional documens may be requested
1 weekInvitation to interviewInvitation to 1st interview
1–2 weeks1st interviewInvitation to 1st interview
2–6 weeks2nd interviewInvitation to 2nd interview
1–2 weeksDecision and contract signedPlacement

Tips for your application

In order to give you a sense of what we are looking for in your application documents and during the interview, we would like to give you some useful tips for reference.

Tips for your documents
Tips for the interview
  • Convince us in your cover letter (cover letters are position-dependent):
  • Why would you like to work at Fresenius, what do you expect and why are you particularly suitable for the job you are applying for?
  • Also show in your CV what experience you have that qualifies you for the job.
  • Mention examples of additional activities (e.g. social, cultural or political) and relevant personal interests.
  • Provide evidence of your experience with certificates as well as proof of additional qualifications, language courses, etc.
  • Demonstrate your professionalism by observing all formal criteria of professional correspondence, such as completeness, accuracy or compliance with standards.
  • Use the appointment confirmation to find out information about the interview and who you will be speaking with.
  • Get information about your journey, travel time, parking facilities and other facilities in good time.
  • Impress us with your appearance, your qualifications and knowledge of the industry, as well as developments and trends.
  • Find out once again why you are predestined for this position and for Fresenius.
  • When thinking about your salary, remember that it is not just monthly pay that matters, but also a lot of modalities.

Starting at Fresenius

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Have you successfully completed our application process? Congratulations! We offer a wide range of onboarding measures to ensure that your start is as successful as possible.

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At some locations, in order to shorten your waiting time until your first day at the company, you will receive a personal welcome website before you start at Fresenius, where you will receive a lot of useful information about your business area and your place of work.

Your first weeks in your new job will include entry-level programs, seminars and training courses. At the Bad Homburg site, we invite you to the "Welcome to Fresenius" event. Here, employees from the individual subsidiaries present their divisions, so you can gain an exciting insight into the business areas of our Group. You will meet colleagues who are also new to Fresenius. A joint get-together rounds off the day. 

Each division and location also has a specific onboarding program. You will find out more details when you get started.

Are you ready? ...then we look forward to receiving your application!

Application process for students

Whether you are applying for an internship, a working student position or work for your final thesis, when reviewing your documents, we follow a clearly structured procedure. Find out more in the following video.

1. Confirmation of receipt

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  • After your application has been received, you will receive a confirmation of receipt within a short time.
  • Your application documents will then be reviewed in detail by the relevant HR department and the specialist department.
  • Please note that this may take up to four weeks in individual cases.

2. Interview

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  • After your application has been received, you will receive a confirmation of receipt within a short time.
  • Your application documents will then be reviewed in detail by the relevant HR department and the specialist department.
  • Please note that this may take up to four weeks in individual cases.
  • If your documents are of interest to us, we will invite you either to a personal interview or to a telephone or video interview.
  • As a rule, the approximately one-hour interviews are conducted directly with the responsible specialist department.
  • If necessary, a colleague from the HR department will also be present.
  • The interview helps us get to know each other, and we would like to find out more about your personality, skills and qualifications.
  • Of course, you also have the opportunity to ask your questions and get to know us as an employer.

3. Conclusion of contract

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  • After the interview, we will contact you to inform you of our decision.

  • If you receive an offer from us and accept it, we will send you a contract as soon as possible once all of the internal formalities have been taken care of.

Timeline – step by step

The duration of the application process as a whole and the individual steps will also depend on your availability. Usually, the entire process should not take longer than two months. However, we kindly ask for your understanding if it may take a little longer in some cases.

PeriodEventApplication status
ImmediatelyReceipt confirmation of your online applicationApplication received
2-6 weeksApplication reviewed by HR and the relevant departmentIn process/additional documents may be requested
1 weekInvitation to interviewInvitation to 1st interview
1 weekInterviewInvitation to 1st interview
1-2 weeksDecision & conclusion of contractPlacement

Tips for your application

In order to give you a sense of what we are looking for in your application documents and during the interview, we would like to give you some useful tips for reference.

Tips for your documents
Tips for the interview
  • Your application documents should be complete. In the checklist, you can see which documents we need to review your application.
  • Make sure that your application meets all the formal criteria and is free from errors. Please pay particular attention to spelling errors, in particular the correct spelling of the name of the company and the contact person.
  • Convince us of your qualities in your cover letter and explain why you specifically are the right person for the job.
  • In your CV, show the specific knowledge and experience you have, e.g. language courses, stays abroad or further education.
  • Prove your experience with evidence, as well as certificates for internships, language courses, etc.
  • Please be on time for the interview and wear appropriate clothing. Take a look at the names of the person or people conducting the interview and think about the questions you would like to ask about the job or the department.
  • Before the first interview, find out more about Fresenius on this page or on our company website.
  • Being nervous before an interview is natural. But don’t forget: we wouldn't invite you to the interview if we didn't think you might be right for the job. So you have already passed the first hurdle.
  • During the interview, once again explain why you are the right person for the job and why you are a good fit for Fresenius.
  • Do not be afraid of questions about your future line of work and show your interest in the field in question.
  • Say what you want to achieve professionally in your life and why your commitment to Fresenius is a suitable building block for achieving your professional goals.

Are you ready? ...then we look forward to receiving your application!

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