Which method of application does Fraunhofer prefer?
Please apply exclusively online via our application portal.
What documents should I have ready when applying online?
Please provide us with your complete application documents. These should include: an individual letter of application, your curriculum vitae and, in particular, your references and work certificates.
Is the confidentiality of my application guaranteed?
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft complies with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act. For more details, please refer to our data protection statement. This will be displayed when you submit your online application. Further information on data protection can be found here.
How long will my application data be stored by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft?
We anonymize your data after six months at the latest. We then only use the anonymized data records for statistical evaluations. You can withdraw your application and delete your profile in the Fraunhofer Job Market at any time. If you choose not to delete your profile, we will retain your data in our database for a maximum of six months after the end of the recruitment process. For more details, please refer to our data protection statement. This will be displayed when you apply online. Further information on data protection can be found here.
How and where can I submit a speculative application?
If you have not found a position that suits you among our current openings, we would also be pleased to receive your unsolicited application. You can find our initiative position here (german). Please provide us with your complete application documents so that we can assess your profile as best as possible.
How do I find out about new job openings at Fraunhofer? Is there a job newsletter?
To receive the job newsletter, you need a user account. Provided you have already applied and have a user account, you can set up a job newsletter in your profile under "Options" and then "Job notifications".
What does TVöD mean?
TVöD is the collective wage agreement for the public sector. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft follows the rules of this collective agreement with regard to employment, remuneration and social benefits. You can find out more about the TVöD and the TVöD pay scales here.
Can I get information about a position in advance by phone?
We will be happy to answer your questions about the advertised position. Please contact the person named in the advertisement directly.
When can I expect to hear back about my application? Will I receive a confirmation of receipt?
Unfortunately, we cannot give a generally valid time frame here, as the processing of applications depends on several factors. After you have submitted your online application, you will automatically receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the status of my application?
Please contact the person named in the confirmation of receipt.