Tips for applicants

Have you decided you’d like to join HOCHTIEF? You can submit an application via our Job Search pages. Be sure to include a cover letter, your résumé, and all the relevant recommendations and certificates. Your cover letter should also contain information on when and at which location you’d like to start working. If you’re interested in working abroad, please submit both your cover letter and résumé in English.

The HOCHTIEF application process proceeds as follows: First, we confirm receipt of your application by sending you an automatic e-mail. If your application has impressed us, we will invite you for an interview either over the phone or in person.

G. These are the steps of your application:

Your cover letter should contain all the relevant information. Tell us in the subject line the position you’re applying for. Remember to provide information about the duration and location you prefer for your internship/work-study program at HOCHTIEF. Write your cover letter in English if you’re interested in an internship abroad.

A good cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • Why are you applying to HOCHTIEF?
  • What qualifications and experience do you have?
  • What are your professional interests?
  • Where and when would you like to join us (location, possibly corporate division)?

A complete résumé (tabular format is preferred) will include your personal data, information about your education and professional training, military or alternative service, university studies, internships, work experience, additional qualifications, and extracurricular activities. If you already have professional experience, you should list your responsibilities for each job in bullet-point form. Please submit your résumé in English if you’re interested in an internship abroad.

Do you already have practical experience? If so, please include with your application all letters of recommendation and certificates from your past jobs/internships. These should also contain information on how long you served in each position. We’d also be interested in seeing certificates for all of your volunteer and project work. If you still haven’t received a final certificate, that’s no problem—just make a note of this in your cover letter and send us your documents as soon as you receive them. Basically, a good overview of what you’ve achieved to date is sufficient for the moment. Please also include a detailed explanation of any foreign transcripts that use grading systems different from those in Europe.

Knowledge of HOCHTIEF is definitely a plus in an interview. You’ll find our latest information at our website; the presentation of our Group will provide you with an initial overview.

Our interview questions may include:

  • Why did you choose your course of study?
  • Why are you applying to HOCHTIEF?
  • What are your qualifications for the position in question?
  • What was your assignment in your most recent internship?
  • Name three traits a good friend would use to describe you.


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„ Interns at HOCHTIEF are dealt with like temporary employees — in other words, they are fully integrated into the organization and included in all activities. “