Skip to main content Skip to page footer

Tips for applicants

Things to know when applying to HA in Germany

Please make sure that your documents are complete and give us a telephone number where we can reach you easily in order to increase your chances of success.

Please note that the questions and answers listed here refer to those applying for a job with HA in Germany.

We hope that we can help you and are looking forward to your application!


Yes, all advertised positions are currently available. As soon as a position is filled, we remove it from our website.

Most job advertisements include the details of the person at HA you should contact with any questions. Alternatively, you can contact us by email at, we will be happy to help you. However, please do not send any applications to this email address. If you have any questions regarding training, please contact Felix Ihling.

Yes, you are welcome to apply for several positions. To do so, please upload your application documents for each position under Open Positions, even if this means uploading your documents several times. The application procedures will then run in parallel.

Yes, if you think you would fit in with us, we look forward to receiving your unsolicited application. Simply select “Unsolicited application” from our open positions page and upload your application.

Yes, you can. If you are interested in an internship or in writing your thesis with us, please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and any other supporting documentation), stating the department/field you would like to work in, the location and the time period, as an unsolicited application via our online application portal.

How to apply

We have two application process: one for experienced professionals and one for trainee positions.


You are of course completely free in the way you present yourself. However, in order to ensure that all necessary documents reach us, we kindly ask that you include

  • A compelling cover letter, which details your motivation and your desired field of application
  • An itemised curriculum vitae (e.g. in the form of the EUROPASS-CV)
  • Scans of relevant certificates in readable quality, e.g. school-leaving certificate, intermediate diploma certificate, diploma certificate (if applicable, preliminary grade sheet), job references, copies of internship certificates and other assessments
  • When applying for a trainee position, we expect the last three school reports from you.

Most job offers include the details of your contact, to whom you are welcome to send your cover letter.

If there is no contact, just keep the cover letter general.

Please make sure that all documents are legible and have been saved in one of the following file formats: .doc, .pdf, or .jpg.

(Other file formats are unfortunately not accepted by the system).

The size of all attachments must not exceed 5 MB (5000 KB).

We are especially pleased if you send us your attachments in one or more file packages. You can either add your complete application folder in one single file or you can send us your CV and cover letter in one file and the remaining attachments in a second file.

After your application is sent

After we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by email. We will then review your application – in the confirmation email, we will let you know how long this is likely to take.


Please check your spam folder if your inbox does not contain a confirmation mail. If there is no confirmation mail in your spam folder either, please contact us at


If unfortunately, things did not work out, you are welcome to apply again at a later date.


Your data will be treated confidentially and are only available to the HR department. The electronic application data will be deleted in accordance with the statutory deletion periods.


I still have some questions …

All applications should be submitted via our online application portal.

Please contact us at, we’ll be delighted to help you.