Application FAQ

We have collected the most important questions and answers regarding the application at ESE. You got some more questions? Then please contact us via jobs(at) or get directly in touch with one of our Managing Recruiters. 

1. Application

Apply for an existing position in our job board or send us your documents to jobs(at)

2. Confirmation

As soon as we have received your application, we will send you a personal receipt confirmation.

3. Check and Feedback

What happens now? After an intensive check, we will get back to you and schedule an interview with you.

4. Interview

We really want to get to know you! Our job interviews take place either in person or online.

5. Contract

If it fits from both sides: Welcome to Team ESE!

Questions about the application

Before you apply

Are the published job ads up-to-date?

All published ads are current. As we are growing steadily and are always focused on the needs of our customers, we are regularly looking for new colleagues. Accordingly, our job advertisements are still online, even if we have already filled the positions several times.

I'm interested in more than one position. Do I have to apply multiple-times?

A multiple application is not necessary. We will match your application documents with our job offers. If you fit into different positions based on your knowledge and experience, we will take this into account in the application process. It would be helpful if you tell us in your application which positions you are interested in.

Can I send you an unsolicited application?

Sure thing! We are happy to receive your unsolicited application via jobs(at) Please indicate in your application your possible starting date, preferred locations and your fields of expertise. We would also like to know what kind of salary you are looking for.

When looking for new colleagues, we always consider our entire pool of applicants for new positions, including unsolicited applications, and get back to you.

Which qualification are useful?

In addition to job-specific knowledge, you should be motivated to face new challenges and enjoy working in a team.

German is the project and document language in our company and many of our projects. Therefore it is important that you have at least a B2 level of German.


Which application documents are important?

Your application should consist of a cover letter, CV and the most important certificates. We are happy to receive applications in digital form. To ensure that we have all your documents at a glance, it would be best if you sent us everything in a single PDF document. You can find software for merging several PDF documents here, for example.

If we have any questions about your application, it is helpful if you can give us a time frame in which we can best contact you by phone.

What happens to my personal data?

Your application documents will be digitally handled in an access-protected database, stored by us exclusively for the purpose of the application and treated with absolute confidentiality. Of course, the data protection regulations are our top priority. Only an authorised group of people has access to your data.

Due to legal regulations (DSGVO), we keep documents for a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application process. However, if you agree, we will gladly keep your documents in our applicant pool beyond this period. In this way, we can contact you later on if a suitable position arises.

What happens now?

How do I know you successfully received my application?

We take the time to process your application and answer it promptly with a personal confirmation of receipt, which is sent by e-mail.

How does the application process work?

After the confirmation of receipt we will contact you the next time within 5 - 10 days by e-mail or telephone.

Normally, we conduct one or two interviews. Sometimes we have preliminary talks on the phone to clarify important points in advance and to get a first impression. Personal interviews are usually one or two.
Sometimes we have preliminary talks on the phone to clarify important points and to get a first impression. Afterwards, representatives from the ESE departments talk to you personally in order to get an idea of who you are.

You can read about how these interviews are conducted in the section "Job interview".

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If you have questions about a specific job, you will find the contact details of the responsible contact person in each of our job offer. The responsible recruiter will of course be happy to answer all your questions about your application or the application process.

Job interview

Do I have to bring documents to the interview?

In the best case you have already sent us all the important documents, so there is no need to bring any other documents to the interview. If we are still missing any documents, we will ask you again in advance of the interview.

Do I have to wear a suit to a job interview?

Only if you want to and you feel comfortable in the suit. However, you will get to know us in a business casual look, as the feel-good factor is very important to us.

What do I have to expect in an online job interview?

To avoid you having to travel from far away, we would be happy to arrange a first video meeting. The advantages are obvious: You don't have to travel a long way and we can get to know each other much faster, thanks to more flexible availability of appointments. Reserve about 90 to 120 minutes of your time for this meeting. We deliberately take that much time to get to know you at eye level and to create a good discussion atmosphere.

What do I have to exept on a job interview?

Your interview partners are usually a member of our recruiting team as well as a member of the department (e.g. project manager or division manager). The interview usually lasts 90 to 120 minutes. We do not conduct stress interviews, but consciously take the time to get to know you at eye level and to create a good interview atmosphere.

What do you want to know about me in this interview?

What we want to know from you? On the one hand, it is about taking a closer look at your professional aptitude. We want to know more about your qualifications and professional experience and to make sure that we know which tasks you prefer. On the other hand, it is at least as important for us to get to know you as a person, your personality and your motivation and to see if you have a matching team spirit.

How quickly do I get feedback after the interview?

During the interview, we tell you when you will receive feedback from us and what the next steps will be. This usually happens after 3 days.

Your contact persons

If you have any further questions about the application, get in contact with us!

Chris Burstein

Team manager

Phone: +49 531 238 80 48
Mail: chris.burstein(at)

Silke Barenthin

Manager Recruiting

Phone: +49 531 238 80 536
Mail: silke.barenthin(at)

Damian Ehlers

Manager Recruiting

Phone: +49 531 238 80 537
Mail: damian.ehlers(at)

Saskia Wieting

Manager Recruiting

Phone: +49 531 238 80 52
Mail: saskia.wieting(at)