Application process & FAQ

We appreciate your interest and aim to make the application process as transparent as possible. Here you will find the application process explained step by step as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Application process

1. Requirements

We are looking for dedicated employees who bring in new ideas, help shape processes and meet our various professional demands. In addition to professional qualifications, we consider essential competencies such as teamwork, self-reflection, resilience and diversity sensitivity.

Due to time constraints, we reserve the right not to process unsolicited applications. We therefore recommend applying exclusively for advertised positions. You can find all current vacancies here.

2. Online applications

Apply online via our job portal and upload your documents and contact details in the input screen via the “APPLY ONLINE” button. As soon as you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt. We will need your CV, cover letter, certificates and work references, if available. For other requirements, please refer to the respective posts in the job portal. In the case of internships, for example, we ask for valid (matriculation) certificates, which must be submitted for legal reasons.

If you have a disability, it’s up to you how much information you share on this in your application documents. By addressing the issue of “proof” (valid residence permit, matriculation certificate, indication of a severe disability, etc.), we want to make sure in your interest that we don’t overlook any information when looking through your application.

Please note that the maximum file size is 25 MB. To facilitate keeping better track and viewing, we recommended that you upload a merged file.

3. Selection process

Our human resources staff review your application in a selection process and compare it with the respective requirements profile of the position. Experience has shown that the pre-selection and examination of the documents can take some time. We therefore ask for your patience.

4. Interview

If your documents meet the professional requirements and fit the profile, we will invite you to an interview, which will take the form of a structured conversation. During the interview, we want to get to know each other better and learn more about your skills and qualifications. You will also receive further information about the position and, of course, have the same opportunity to ask questions.

5. Conclusion of the application process

After the interview, we will contact you to inform you of the result of the application process. If you are accepted, we will get in touch with you personally.

6. Onboarding

In order to support you as best as possible when you start work, you will be assisted by experienced colleagues. As your personal contacts, they will introduce you to the general work processes and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Frequently asked questions

Are all job offers on the portal up to date?

Yes, the vacancies on the KBB job portal are constantly updated. All the jobs found there are vacant.

Can I apply for jobs on my own initiative?

Due to time constraints, unsolicited applications cannot usually be processed. We therefore ask you to apply only for advertised positions.

Is it also possible to apply in writing by post?

For better handling and to ensure data protection, we request that you apply online via our job portal. Please inform us in good time if you are unable to use our job portal due to current technical circumstances.

What requirements do I have to fulfil in addition to the job-specific requirements for an application?

In addition to the job-specific requirements, each applicant must have a valid residence permit for Germany in order to work at KBB.

Can I apply for multiple positions at once?

Yes, simultaneous application for several vacant positions is possible at any time.

Are travel expenses to the interview reimbursed?

No. As a federally funded company, travel expenses incurred for the interview cannot normally be reimbursed.

How long does the selection process usually take?

After the application deadline, we usually need 4-6 weeks to reach a decision. We will inform you as soon as possible about the conclusion of the procedure.

What does “mobile work” mean in the job advertisement?

Mobile work includes all contractually agreed activities that are carried out outside the KBB work locations. This includes both work from home and business trips. Mobile work can – within the framework of the legal regulations – be done on a full-day or hourly basis. Compatibility and scope are coordinated individually. Working time can be flexibly divided between different workplaces and times of day. Commuting between the office workplace and the mobile workplace in the case of hourly mobile work is not considered working time.

How are salaries paid in the TVöD?

KBB pays according to the public service pay scale TVöD Bund. The respective grouping into a pay grade is based on the required job description of the advertised position. The relevant professional experience of the applicant determines the experience level in the specified pay group.


Do you have questions about a job advertisement or need support in the application process? Then feel free to call us or send us an email.

Please note that we do not accept any application documents or unsolicited applications via this e-mail address for data protection reasons. Please only apply for our current job offers via our jobportal.

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