Application process and tips

Your application is like a first meeting. Make a good first impression and show us from the start what you have to offer. You can find some helpful tips for your documents here.

Application tips

Choose your target audience:

Tips for cover sheet

  • Date
     
  • Indication of career choice
     
  • Full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
     
  • Possibly, application photo (digital, professional quality)
     
  • Address of company and contact
     
  • List of annexes/attachments

Tips for covering letter

  • Address of applicant
     
  • Address of company
     
  • Date
     
  • Subject line referring to job advertisement
     
  • Direct opening salutation
     
  • Short, creative initial sentence to demonstrate interest in RAMPF (for example, refer to our News section)
     
  • Where did you see our job advertisement (e.g. careers fair, company website etc.)?
     
  • Why are you applying for a job with us and why do you think you are exactly the right person (give us examples)?
     
  • What do you have to offer (added value you can bring to the company, achievements)?
     
  • Draw links between your knowledge and our company (what is it about the job that appeals to you, why do you want to work at RAMPF?)
     
  • Please write the letter yourself, avoiding spelling and grammatical mistakes
     
  • Finish off the letter with a well-formulated final sentence
     
  • Closing salutation
     
  • Signature
     
  • Annexes

Tips for cover sheet

  • Date
  • Indication of career choice
  • Full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Possibly, application photo (digital, professional quality)
  • Address of company and contact
  • List of annexes/attachments

Tips for covering letter

  • Address of applicant
  • Address of company
  • Date
  • Subject line referring to job advertisement
  • Direct opening salutation
  • Short, creative initial sentence to demonstrate interest in RAMPF (e.g. refer to our News section)
  • Where did you see our job advertisement (e.g. careers fair, company website etc.)?
  • Why are you applying for a job with us and why do you think you are exactly the right person (give us examples)?
  • What do you have to offer (added value you can bring to the company, achievements)?
  • Draw links between your knowledge and our company (what is it about the job that appeals to you, why do you want to work at RAMPF?)
  • Please write the letter yourself, avoiding spelling and grammatical mistakes
  • Finish off the letter with a well-formulated final sentence
  • Closing salutation
  • Signature
  • Annexes

Tips for résumé

  • The résumé should be clearly structured and complete, but restricted to the most important information

  • You should nonetheless use your own style (table form, structured, most recent job first)

  • Personal data
    -    Full name
    -    Address
    -    Telephone number
    -    E-mail address
    -    Date of birth

  • Career progression
    -    School
    -    Education/studies
    -    Previous jobs
    -    Internships
    -    Brief description of responsibility and particular achievements
    -    Explain any gaps in your résumé
    -    Explain why you are looking to switch jobs

  • Knowledge & skills
    -    Foreign languages
    -    Hobbies

General requirements

  • Pay attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Create an appealing, positive overall impression (individual, personal touch)
  • If applying by e-mail, attach all documents combined in a single pdf file

Cover sheet

  • Name of applicant
  • Indication of career choice
  • Company
  • Possibly, application photo (digital, professional quality)

Personal letter of application (ideally one A4 page)

  • Applicant’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, address of company (find out name of direct contact), and date of letter
  • Subject line referring to apprenticeship
  • Direct opening salutation
  • Grab the company’s attention with a creative initial sentence (no empty phrases)
  • Indicate the applicant’s career choice and the source of the apprenticeship details (e.g. careers fair, company website, etc.)
  • What is the applicant doing at present and what are the reasons for the application?
  • Why is the applicant a good fit for the company and the chosen career?
  • What makes the applicant stand out from the crowd?
  • Signature
  • Annexes

Résumé in table form

  • Address
  • Personal data
  • Education / professional experience
  • Internships / special skills
  • Leisure activities
  • Date and signature

The résumé should provide a complete profile of the applicant. It is also important to indicate what the applicant will be doing between the application and the start of the relevant apprenticeship.

Certificates

  • The school grades obtained for German, math, and English are particularly important in our eyes, as are those for all subjects that are relevant to the apprenticeship, such as economics, chemistry, and technology. IT skills and the grades obtained for conduct and teamwork are also deemed important.
  • We require copies of all relevant graduation / training certificates as well as performance records (end-of-year reports) for the last two years. The more documents applicants include, the easier it is for us to assess their overall performance.

Internships and other experience

  • Activity reports
  • Information about special achievements both inside and outside school

It is important to include with the application proof of all relevant achievements / successes / skills that could be of value for the application (e.g. internships completed, certificates, etc.). We can only assess what we can see!

Tips for résumé

  • The résumé should be clearly structured and complete, but restricted to the most important information

  • You should nonetheless use your own style (table form, structured, most recent job first)

  • Personal data
    -    Full name
    -    Address
    -    Telephone number
    -    E-mail address
    -    Date of birth

  • Career progression
    -    School
    -    Education/studies
    -    Previous jobs
    -    Internships
    -    Brief description of responsibility and particular achievements
    -    Explain any gaps in your résumé
    -    Explain why you are looking to switch jobs

  • Knowledge & skills
    -    Foreign languages
    -    Hobbies

The RAMPF application process to

Choose your target audience:

Online application

Please apply using our online portal by preparing a cover sheet, an appropriate covering letter, your résumé, and an annex with your certificates (see application tips). You should preferably use Adobe pdf format.

Confirmation application received

You will receive an automated confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

RAMPF looks through documents

We will assess the application internally and pass it on to the relevant departments.

Invitation to RAMPF apprentice TEST circuit

If your application meets with a positive response, we will get in touch and invite you to our test circuit.

RAMPF apprentice TEST circuit

Test circuit contents:

a) Individual test

b) Group discussion

c) Written answers to questions

d) Practical exercise

Interview

If you pass the test, we will invite you to a personal interview.

If successful, apprenticeship contract

If you continue to impress, we will offer you a contract – and will look forward to welcoming you to RAMPF as an apprentice. Further details of your contract can be discussed at this stage.

Online application

Please apply using our online portal by preparing a cover sheet, an appropriate covering letter, your résumé, and an annex with your certificates (see application tips). You should preferably use Adobe pdf format.

Confirmation application received

You will receive an automated confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

RAMPF looks through documents

We will assess the application internally and pass it on to the relevant departments.

Reply and arranging interview

If your application meets with a positive response, we will get in touch to arrange a personal interview.

1st interview

Interviews can take place in person or in the form of a telephone/video interview. You will be interviewed by representatives of the HR department and the responsible department. The purpose of this interview is to find out more about your personality, capabilities, and qualifications. Naturally, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know us as a potential employer.

2nd interview

The second interview is intended to reinforce the impression gained during the first meeting with you. We will answer any remaining questions you may have, talk about your future areas of activity, and try to establish whether you will be a good fit for RAMPF. Interviews are normally conducted directly with the relevant department. A representative from the HR department is generally present and possibly also a member of the management team.

Appointment

If you win over the representatives of both departments, you will be offered a contract.

Online application

Please apply using our online portal by preparing a cover sheet, an appropriate covering letter, your résumé, and an annex with your certificates (see application tips). You should preferably use Adobe pdf format.

Confirmation application received

You will receive an automated confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

RAMPF looks through documents

We will assess the application internally and pass it on to the relevant departments.

Reply and arranging interview

If your application meets with a positive response, we will get in touch to arrange a personal interview.

1st interview

Interviews can take place in person or in the form of a telephone/video interview. You will be interviewed by representatives of the HR department and the responsible department. The purpose of this interview is to find out more about your personality, capabilities, and qualifications. Naturally, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know us as a potential employer.

2nd interview

The second interview is intended to reinforce the impression gained during the first meeting with you. We will answer any remaining questions you may have, talk about your future areas of activity, and try to establish whether you will be a good fit for RAMPF. Interviews are normally conducted directly with the relevant department. A representative from the HR department is generally present and possibly also a member of the management team.

Appointment

If you win over the representatives of both departments, you will be offered a contract.

Further questions?

Do you have questions about the RAMPF Group, job advertisements, or application procedures? We have put together a selection of frequently asked questions and answers for you.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

About us

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Our products and solutions can be found in almost every industry worldwide.
 

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