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Frequently Asked questions

  • Advices for Applicants

    Are there general advices for applying at TÜV SÜD?
    Before applying we might ask you to carefully review the tasks and requirements of a job advertisement and to specifically apply for positions that match your skills and interests. If you are available for several job locations please let us know when submitting your application.
    Please also ensure that your application data is complete and that your application includes your CV and, if applicable, your transcripts of grades, certification documents, and letters of references.

    What aspects of an application are especially relevant for TÜV SÜD?
    At TÜV SÜD we are looking for applicants who love collaborating and can think outside of their own business unit to serve our customers on a global and local level. Making decisions that matter and challenging yourself for society’s sake to leave a mark plays an important role. Facing technical challenges every day to unleash your passion for technology should be also part of your interests. Thus we appreciate our applicants to be informed about our company and values and to be able to explain why they would like to work for TÜV SÜD.


  • Application and Hiring Process

    How can I apply at TÜV SÜD?
    To apply to TÜV SÜD, registering through our recruitment system is required. This is necessary to ensure fast and effective processing of your application. Therefore it is unfortunately not possible to apply by post or mail. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    What kinds of data are needed for applying?
    In general, the only mandatory information needed to successfully process your application are your name, email address and CV. Nevertheless it is helpful if you also provide us with information about your education, working experience, certification documents and references. You can add and update this information in your Candidate File in your Account on our career website. During the application process you might, if necessary due to attributes of a specific position, also be asked for further personal data. We would only request data which are relevant for the position and in line with the local laws of the positions to which you are applying for. For further information please review our privacy statement as well.

    What is the recruitment process at TÜV SÜD like?
    Once you discover an interesting job posting at TÜV SÜD please apply using our online recruitment system. You can apply to one, or more than one job posting or submit an unsolicited application. Upon receiving your application it will be carefully considered by both the HR department and the corresponding specialist department. In case of a positive consideration, you will be invited to a first job interview. Depending on the aspired position and career level you might also be invited to at least one more job interview and selection step such as an assessment center. The number of interviews and your interviewers are carefully chosen and are dependent on the job level and position needs.
    The recruitment process provides an opportunity to get to know TÜV SÜD better. You are welcome to ask questions and consider if there is a suitable match between your career interests and experience with the openings.

    Are all of the published job postings still vacant?
    To the best of our abilities, we will try to ensure all of our job postings are up-to-date but there may be a possibility that a position is closed just as you are applying for it.
    If you chose to not delete your profile, in the event if the applied position is closed, we will review your profile again for other positions that might be a good match for you. In this case, you can review in your account if we transferred your application to other jobs as well. You can update your profile for that specific job at any time via access through your account. Of course, you can also chose to withdraw your application if the position is not interesting to you.

    Are unsolicited applications possible?
    Yes, it is possible to submit an unsolicited application by applying to one of our general applications. Therefore you only need to create an account to our recruitment system and provide your names, email address and a CV. Your application will then be added to our talent pool and will be available for all TÜV SÜD recruiters all over the world and be cross-checked on current vacancies.
    You can choose to update or edit your general application profile anytime in your Personal File in your account on our career website.
    Nevertheless, in general it is more promising to apply to a specific position published in our list of job postings.

    Can I submit several applications at the same time?
    Yes, you can. As soon as you created an account to our recruitment system you can easily apply to as many job postings as you like without having to add your data once more. You can choose to update or edit your profile for every single job in your candidate file.

    Who can I refer to concerning a specific job advertisement?
    For questions or inquiries concerning a specific job advertisement you can contaxt the responsible recruiting team mentioned in the job posting. In terms of general questions and inquiries regarding our recruitment processes or recruitment system please contact [email protected]

    When will I get feedback to my application?
    As soon as you submitted your application you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application. If your application is being considered further you will be able to track the status of your application by logging into our recruitment system on the career page and reviewing the section ‘Track my application’. It will take approximately two weeks for our HR department to make a preliminary decision on your application.

    Can I work for TÜV SÜD as a freelancer?
    Yes, you can. Depending on particular projects and tasks TÜV SÜD also works with experts on a freelance basis. For that, please review those project descriptions on relevant local pages and write to the local contacts to express your interest and share with us your profile and experience.

    I am handicapped. Will I be supported during the application process?
    If you have special needs or are handicapped in a certain way we offer you the opportunity to support you to the best of our abilities by e.g. providing barrier-free interview locations. If you would seek any kind of assistance please contact the local recruiting team.
    Please note that providing us with such information will not have any impact on our candidate selection process at all, that providing such information is voluntary and that we will never actively ask you to provide such information. 

  • Recruitment System

    I have already registered into the recruiting system – how can I access and change my data?
    If you have already registered in our career portal  you can login using the option User Account. Here you can access, and change your data or withdraw your applications using Track my Requisition in your Account. Please note that the Recruiter Login is for our external recruiting partners and you won’t be able to login to your account via this option.

    Are there technical restrictions using the recruiting system?
    At the moment, these are the web browsers that are supported by our system: Microsoft Internet Explorer (9-11), Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Other web browser versions than the one listed above might not be fully supported and the functionality might be limited.
    While using our recruitment system, pop-up windows might appear. To ensure the correct use of the system functionalities, please temporarily disable the pop-up blocker of your web browser and activate java script. For attachments to your application, the following file formats are accepted by our system: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .html and .txt. The maximum size for an attachment file is 10 MB.
    The recruitment system can provide some information in .pdf file format. Therefore the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended. You can download the latest version of the Acrobat Reader on www.adobe.com.
    During the application process, you will receive emails triggered by the system to update you on your application status. These emails may end up in your spam folder. Therefore, please check your spam folder if required.
    For technical issues regarding the recruitment system, you can contact us at [email protected].

    How long does it take to apply?
    There are two ways of applying within our recruitment system. First, you may use our simple one-click application which only takes a few seconds. There is also the option to use a more detailed application process which can take up to ten minutes but allows you to furnish more detailed information.

    Can I apply using data from Facebook?
    Yes, you can apply using the data from your Facebook profile by clicking on the Facebook button provided by our system during the application process. This will extract the data from your Facebook profile to our recruitment system. Following which, you will need to upload a CV and create your login details in our recruitment system.

    How do I know whether TÜV SÜD has received my application?
    You will receive a confirmation email from the recruitment system upon submitting the application.
    The emails sent by the system may end up in your spam folder. Hence, please check your spam folder if required.

    Can I delete my profile?
    Yes, you can withdraw your applications anytime by logging in to our career portal and access Track my Requisition in your Account. If you choose to withdraw your application for a specific position, your candidate profile will still be available in our talent pool for TÜV SÜD recruiters worldwide. Recruiters might contact you to consider your application for a position, if a new vacancy matches your profile. 
    If you do not want to be considered for any positions within the TÜV SÜD Group anymore, you can delete your profile by logging in to our career portal and access Personal File in your Account.

    What can I do if I forgot my username or password?
    In case you forgot your username or password, you can use the password forgotten function available in the section User Account on our career portal

    Who can be asked for further inquiries concerning the recruiting system?
    For technical issues regarding the recruitment system you can contact us at [email protected].

    Can I be notified of new jobs being available?
    Yes, you can receive job alert without having to register or login to our recruitment system. To set the job alert, you need to define the target groups, job locations or keywords you want to receive information of new jobs.

    Can I save my application and complete it at a later date?
    Yes, you will have to complete the first page of the application form and click on the ‘Save’ button to create and save your application. Your login details will be the ones you defined on the first page. You may log in to your account subsequently to submit the draft application which can be found under the section ‘Track my applications’.
    Please note that your application will be already available to our HR department when you clicked the ‘Save’ button. Nevertheless it will only be considered if you decide to submit it.

    How can I share jobs with friends?
    For each job advertisement you can use the ‘Share’ buttons and forward the job to your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Email or LinkedIn.
    You may also share this with them by copying the Job URL.

    Who will have access to my data?
    Your data will not be restricted to any country or entity within the TÜV SÜD Group but it will only be used for the purpose of employment opportunities and be accessible by members of HR or potential hiring managers of the TÜV SÜD Group only.

    Can I restrict the access to my data?
    No, you cannot restrict the access to your data as by submitting your application, you are deemed to have given your consent to the company to collect, use or disclose your data for the sole purpose of reviewing your job application for current or future employment opportunities
     

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