Below you will find answers to the questions that are most frequently asked about the application procedure at ALTEN.
How, when and with which documents do I apply for a job?
Our job application guide answers all your question concerning application and interview and allows you an optimal preparation for your career start at ALTEN.
What form does the selection process take?
Through the application process, we try to get to know you as thoroughly as possible while, at the same time, you will have the opportunity to obtain as the best possible insight into our corporate group. We thus have a three-phase selection process. Find out more about it under job application guide
What will ALTEN require of me if I apply for a job?
Of course, you will first need to demonstrate that you have the necessary professional qualifications. We would also expect you to have an awareness of what constitutes quality and the ability to work independently. At the same time, you should be the sort of person who would enjoy working as part of an international team and who is interested in exploring different corporate cultures. Due to the fact, that we regularly work with partners and customers who do not speak German, it is definitely an advantage if you speak good English; other language skills are also an asset.
What sort of personnel does ALTEN require?
We have a particular need for those with specialist technical skills, but we also regularly require personnel who are looking to work in business management or our back office. Furthermore we are always looking out for committed and motivated students, primarily in the technology field, who will enhance our team and provide support on specific projects or perform certain duties in departments.
Does ALTEN also employ applicants looking for a career change?
What is most important to us is your enthusiasm and your commitment. Our need and your profile will determine whether we will consider you a suitable member of our team. Take a closer look at our job vacancies or why not simply send us an unsolicited job application
What will my routine work be like when l am assigned to a project at ALTEN?
It is our policy to give you assignments that suit your qualifications and professional interests and this means that we will include you in the project selection process from the very beginning. Depending on the nature of the project, you will either be assigned to a project team working for the client on-site or in one of our subsidiaries. The business manager supervising you will thus provide you with the necessary support prior to project start-up and during the induction phase to ensure that you are appropriately integrated in the existing team.
Will I also be able to work abroad?
As a rule, the first project you are assigned to will be based here in Germany. Once you have successfully completed this and decide that you would like to work abroad, you have the opportunity to use the international ALTEN Group corporate network. This means that you can forge contacts with clients across borders and work on projects abroad. In some cases, we need experienced professionals whom we can immediately assign to projects based abroad.
For more information, please see our job vacancy postings. If you would prefer to take up employment with an ALTEN Group subsidiary located abroad, please send your application directly to the company in question.
Does ALTEN refund my travel costs?
ALTEN will refund your travel costs within four weeks after you have handed in the travel expense form with the related original bills and receipts. In every case it is required that your documents correspond to our refund guidelines.
The travel expenses form can be requested from your contact person at the recruitment office, who arranged the interview with you.
Due to the certification ISO 14001/ EMAS ALTEN has committed to acting sustainable and environmentally friendly. Therefore we support your arrival by public transport and refund your travel costs resulting from your travel by train, second class, or other public transport systems in full.
If you are travelling by car, ALTEN refunds 12 cent per kilometre.
If it is only possible for you to travel by plane, please contact your contact person at the recruitment office. In case of a journey by plane ALTEN will book the flight in agreement with you.
I have questions that are not answered here. Who can I contact?
Please send us an e-mail: to the contact form.