How you become part of our team
Anyone applying for an apprenticeship or a dual bachelor's degree program at Schunk will - in the best case - go through a three-stage application process. This consists of
- a written online application
- a digital recruitment test
- an interview
We know from experience that many students are afraid of the recruitment test. In order to take away that queasy feeling, we have compiled some information for you here on the proper preparation and procedure of the recruitment test:
Why does Schunk do a recruitment test at all?
The purpose of a recruitment test is to get to know you and your skills better. Since all applicants take the same test, the results can be compared with each other, and we can rationally and fairly evaluate who is basically suitable for training at Schunk. So everyone has the same chance in a recruitment test, without subjective factors such as appearance, behavior or likeability playing a role.
Who is invited to the recruitment test?
The recruitment test is the second stage of our application process for future trainees and dual students. Those applicants are invited who were able to convince us in the first step with their written online application. You will receive an invitation to the recruitment test by e-mail.
How to make your application documents convincing:
- Your complete application documents include
- cover letter
- resume and
- a current reference
- Formulate in the cover letter why the training of your choice is your dream job.
- In the resume, make sure that your information is complete, correct and clearly presented.
→ Many tips on how to apply for a job can be found in our blog post How to apply for an apprenticeship.
What is asked in a recruitment test?
The recruitment test at Schunk is an intelligence or logic test. As the name suggests, the test aims to test your logical thinking ability by means of various tasks. It is not a question of technical knowledge, but of drawing logical conclusions. The background is that we want to know whether you have a quick grasp and can recognize complex relationships. You answer the questions by clicking the correct solution within a defined time window.
How can I prepare for the recruitment test?
As is often the case, the Internet is your best friend here. With a little research, you can find a lot of information and sample questions on the web that you can use to prepare for this type of online test.
Schunk tip: Take another look at the basic arithmetic operations! You should be able to do these in any case.
What is the procedure for the recruitment test?
Have you received an invitation to the recruitment test? Congratulations! You are already one step further in our application process.
As soon as the invitation mail is in your mailbox, you can participate in the test for 10 days. Simply click on the link in the email and enter the TAN that is in your invitation email.
You can take the test from the comfort of your home, on your smartphone, tablet or computer. The program guides you through several timed categories of topics. After the time has elapsed, the next series of tasks follows, and so on. In total, the test takes about 90 minutes.
Our tips for you:
- Don't take your recruitment test between door and door!
- Choose a quiet environment.
- Take enough time.
- Take your time to read through the questions so that you don't misunderstand anything.
- Please complete the test independently and without any aids.
What happens after the recruitment test?
You've done it! Now the test results have to be evaluated. All applicants who have passed the test can then look forward to receiving an invitation to an job interview!
→ You can find out how to score in the job interview in our blog post Five tips on how to succeed in a job interview
Editors note: This post was originally published in December 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in May 2023.