FAQ

On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions about applying for and starting work as well as about your personal career area.

Your application

How can I apply?

You can apply very easily online. Just select the desired position under the job openings and click on “apply.” You can then prepare the application in your personal career area. With the online application, we make sure that your documents go directly to the correct contact person and that we can process them as quickly as possible.

What documents do I need for my application?

Please have the following documents on hand for your application: Cover letter, resume, school, training and employment certificates, final transcript or current grade report, additional documentation and an application photo (if you wish).

To whom do I address my cover letter?

Please address your cover letter to the contact person noted at the bottom of the job description.

Are the job openings listed current?

The job openings listed on our website are always current. As soon as a position is filled, the posting is removed from the website.

Is there an application deadline?

There is no application deadline. You are welcome to apply as long as a position is posted.

What is the application process like?

After successful submission of your online application, you will first receive an automatic confirmation of receipt via email. In some cases, this e-mail may be in your spam folder. This often occurs with GMX and WEB email addresses in particular. Further contact is made by e-mail or phone. If your application looks promising, we will invite you to an interview.

Can I apply for additional positions after a rejection?

You are welcome to apply again.

Can I apply for multiple positions at the same time?

If you have found more than one interesting position with us, you are welcome to submit multiple applications.

Can I also submit an unsolicited application?

Because of the high number of applications we have received each year, we do not accept unsolicited applications. But we do invite you to apply directly for our vacancies which you can find under our “current job openings”. We also invite you to keep informed about current job openings. You are welcome to register for our job assistant on our website. You will then automatically be informed about job openings that match your profile.

Your career area

How long does an online application take?

Please plan about 10 minutes to enter and submit your online application.

Are there maximum file sizes for attachments (resume, certificates, etc.)?

Please note that your entire application may not exceed 20 MB. You can use the following file formats for uploading documents: .doc, .docx and .pdf. For the application photo you can use the file formats .gif, .jpg and .png

How long will my information be saved?

Your documents will be saved for four months in our applicant database. Please get in touch with the appropriate contact person for the posting if you would like to have your information deleted sooner following your application.

How can I withdraw my application?

To withdraw your application, please answer directly to the emails received from RRPS.

Secondary school students*

What training programs are offered?

We have been training tomorrow’s professionals  for over 90 years – in more than 15 different professions with bright futures.

Technical professions for which we offer vocational training:

  • Industrial mechanic*
  • Construction mechanic*
  • Computer science expert with subject area software development*
  • Metalwork specialist with subject area assembly technology*
  • Mechatronics technician*
  • Electronics technician for automation*
  • Technical product Designer*
  • Security Services Expert*


Business Professions for which we offer vocational training

  • Office Management Assistant* (with additional foreign languages qualification)
  • Industrial Management Assistant* (additional qualification in international business management with foreign languages)
  • Social Security Specialist*
  • Skilled warehouse operator*
  • Warehouse Logistics Expert*

Dual courses of study:

  • Degree Course in mechanical engineering leading to Bachelor of Engineering
  • Degree Course in electrical engineering leading to Bachelor of Engineering
  • Degree Course in industrial engineering leading to Bachelor of Engineering
  • Degree Course in computer science leading to Bachelor of Science
  • Degree Course in Business Administration (industrial),leading to Bachelor of Arts
What prerequisites must I meet for the training program?

Every profession has its own special prerequisites. You can find out what to expect in training and what prerequisites you need in the detailed descriptions of our training programs. Or just contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Which training programs are offered at which sites?

You can find the current training offerings for Friedrichshafen, Augsburg, Ruhstorf, Glatten and Magdeburg here.

Can I do a secondary school student internship?

We offer secondary school students one-week trial internships in various professions in Friedrichshafen, for example in metalworking, electronics, business or engineering professions. Please apply in our career area with a cover letter, resume and your last three grade reports. Your contact person is Ms. Katharina Kramer.

Do we offer vacation jobs?

If you are over 18 years of age and have four to eight weeks of time in the summer to take a job, please apply online for our posted positions [link to “career area”]. The job postings are published on our website in April or May of each year. Please indicate your exact period of availability in the cover letter.

What documents do I have to submit for a secondary school student internship or a vacation job?

For a vacation job we need:

  • A short cover letter with indication of the desired work period
  • Resume
  • Grade reports
  • If applicable, matriculation certification, acceptance notification, school certification or conscription notification

Students*

Do we offer pre-internships?

Due to the relocation of our training workshop in 2019, we are unfortunately unable to offer any pre- internships for mechanical engineering.

Is it possible to do an internship abroad?

Whether in the U.S., Great Britain, Australia or Singapore - twice a year, at the beginning of the March and September semesters you are able to begin an internship. We offer you a wide internship package which includes a flat, contacts in Germany and abroad, support in organizing the required visa etc. so that you can go abroad and start your internship without worry. The length of the internship is six months. The positions are published on our website half a year before they start. Please apply online six months prior to the starting date. When the positions are published online, Carolin Mandalka will be available to answer relevant questions: +49 (0) 7541 / 90-5419.

Do I have to be enrolled in order to do an internship?

Enrollment is required during the whole period of your internship.

Do we offer vacation jobs?

If you are over 18 years of age and have four to eight weeks of time in the summer to take a job, please apply online [link to “career area”] for our posted positions. The job postings are published on our website in April or May of each year [link to “job openings”]. Please indicate your exact period of availability in the cover letter.

Can I write a thesis?

You will find all available thesis projects under the job openings. The individual start date is flexible. Please indicate the exact period in your application. You are also welcome to apply for more than one posted thesis project.

Is there a minimum period for internships, student jobs or thesis projects?

As a rule, we recommend a period of about six months for internships and thesis projects. The time frame can also be changed in individual cases. Please observe the relevant information in the job description. The minimum period for a student job is four months.

What documents must be submitted for an internship (abroad) or a thesis project?

Please enclose a current grade report, final transcripts, certificates and a current matriculation certification with your cover letter and resume. For an internship abroad we also need the cover letter and resume in English.

Are internships and theses paid?

Yes they are. The payment depends on the particular employment relationship.

Is it possible to start on a different date than written in the job advertisement?

Yes, this is sometimes possible. During your online application you have the possibility to specify your desired period. In addition we recommend you to indicate the period also in your cover letter. The responsible department will check if the beginning of your employment relationship is flexible. Please consider that we can only hire you in the beginning of a new month.

In my desired job advertisement there is not written a start date. When is the internship/thesis period going to start?

In this case the start date is not fixed. However, please keep in mind that we only hire at the beginning of a new month.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Then contact us personally.


*We are naturally referring to people of all genders whenever we talk about employees, colleagues, students or graduates.