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Your questions answered

From what the status “noted” means in the job assistant, to how large your attachments can be and much more – following are the answers to the questions we most often receive. Please let us know if you can’t find the answer you are looking for.

Where should I send my application?

Alphabet only accepts online applications. You can apply through the Job Market or Job Assistant in our application system. You can access the online application system either via the link “Online Application" in a job ad or via the Job Assistant link. To apply online using the Job Assistant you need to click on the link and register by choosing a username and password. After logging in you can create your profile in the system following the step-by-step instructions. Your data will be stored for as long as you like. You can pause the application at any time and add or update data. When you have completed your application, please click on the button “Activate online application”. Our HR team can only consider activated profiles when matching concrete job vacancies with possible candidates.

Can I apply for different jobs at the BMW Group at the same time (Alphabet, BMW AG, etc.)?

If you are interested in more than one job, you can submit several applications at the same time in the Job Assistant.

How and when will I receive an answer to my application?

The “Mailbox” contains all messages sent by Alphabet regarding your application. Responding promptly to applications is a priority for the Alphabet recruitment team. We will notify you as soon as your application has been reviewed. However, due to the large number of positions and applications, an initial response may take up to 14 days.

What can I do if I forgot my access data for the Job Assistant?

Don’t worry if you forgot your access data. Just send an email to the recruitment hotline or call +49 (0)89 382 17001.

What does the status “noted” mean in the Job Assistant?

This is not an automatic status – so it means that your application has been successfully received and is currently being reviewed.

What are the requirements for an internship?

Students who are enrolled at a university or a university of applied sciences or students who are currently between their bachelor’s and master’s studies, are eligible. For internships abroad:

– Very good knowledge of English and/or the language of the respective host country

– Good academic grades

– Student status

– A successfully completed domestic internship, employment as a working student or vocational training at the BMW Group/Alphabet is desirable.

When is the latest I apply for an internship?

Working Students: Your application should reach us four months prior to your desired start date.
Internship abroad: Your completed application should reach the respective subsidiary company online or by email six months before the start of the internship.

Can I apply for another temporary post at the end of a fixed-term contract?

For the protection of employees, the law governing part-time employment and fixed term employment contracts stipulates that a fixed-term employment contract may only be fulfilled one time in the same company.

What role will my grades play in my application?

The most important factor in your application is the overall impression. This includes your skills, knowledge and character, as well as the grades you achieved at school and college. These are not the only decisive factors, but they should not be neglected. However, the final decision on your application will ultimately depend on an ideal mix of all these aspects.

How can I track the status of my application?

You can track the status of your application via the Job Assistant.

Can I be notified of jobs as they become available?

The Job Agent is a type of search engine for jobs at the BMW Group and thus also for Alphabet. If you save your job search profile, you will regularly be notified by email via the “Job Agent” menu about new and relevant jobs (“Jobs found”). You can amend your search profile at any time (“Search profiles”). The Job Agent only notifies you about jobs that are available; there is no automatic application sent in relation to such jobs. If you wish to apply you need to initiate an application under the Applications section.

How does an application to write a thesis at Alphabet work?

It depends whether you have already selected a topic or theme for your thesis – if you have, you can propose your topic to Alphabet through a speculative application. If you haven’t decided on a topic, you can find interesting topics at our locations and in our divisions in the online job market.

How large can my attachments be?

Your attachments can be 4MB max.

How long does it take to complete the online application?

The application process in general takes approximately 30 minutes.