FAQ about individual applicant groups:
...career starter and professional applications
...internships and Bachelor's, diploma, or Master' theses
FAQ about the Behr application management system:
...information on the application process
...technical requirements, notes, and questions
...questions about data protection
Career starter and professional applications
How should I apply?
We prefer online applications submitted via our Behr applicant management system, as this is the simplest and fastest way for us to receive your data. However, you can also send your application via post.
We will, of course, always handle your application as confidential, particularly in regards to your current employment.
Which documents should be included with my application?
We look forward to receiving your complete application - either online or via post. This helps us to avoid further enquiries. Your application should include a cover letter, résumé, all relevant school and university certificates, and job references. If applying online, please submit all of these documents as attachments (see below).
What does Behr value in particular?
You have a good chance of getting our interest with a complete application, well-formulated letter (with exact information on the specific division you would like to work in), and the relevant professional knowledge or job experience.
What will happen with my application?
We will send you an acknowledgement once we have received your application. Afterwards, we will go through your application in the specialist department. Please understand that this process takes a certain amount of time. We will contact you as quickly as possible to, either invite you to an interview or inform you that you do not optimally meet our requirements for this particular job.
If your qualifications are interesting to Behr in general, but there is currently no suitable vacancy, we would be happy to keep your application on file for future positions.
What is the selection process like at Behr?
We would first like to get to know you personally in an interview. Interviews take place at Behr and are conducted by experts from the specialist department and Human Resources. During a second interview, you will have the opportunity to see your new workplace and get to know future colleagues. We are not the only ones who will get to know you in an intensive interview - you will also get to see your potential workplace up close.
Does Behr reimburse interview costs?
We reimburse travel costs for the German railway (2nd class) if receipts are submitted. We also reimburse the same amount if you drive to your interview.
Does Behr offer trainee programs?
We do not offer a trainee program. You will start directly "on the job" and be systematically introduced to your work, supported by a mentor and a personal orientation plan specifically created for you by your supervisor. You will also take part in the Start-up program .
Who can I contact if I have any further questions about applying to Behr?
Our contacts in Human Resources would be pleased to assist you.
Internships and Bachelor's, diploma, or Master's theses
How should I apply?
We treat online and paper applications equally. However, we prefer to receive online applications.
Can I also send you my diploma later if I have not yet received it?
At any time, you may subsequently send any certificates that you have not yet received. You are welcome to enter any subsequent documents in the Behr applicant management system.
How much importance does Behr place on grades?
We value a good overall impression. Of course, this includes good grades and certificates.
Where can I do an internship or write a diploma thesis for Behr?
Internships and diploma thesis in Germany: Stuttgart, Muehlacker, Pforzheim, Vaihingen, Neustadt. Internships in other countries: USA, Spain, France, Brazil, South Africa, India.
Which fields of study are preferred?
Preferred fields include engineering fields such as Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, Process Engineering, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Technical Business Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, and in exceptional cases also Social Sciences, Humanities, Chemistry, and Physics.
Will I receive any help finding an apartment?
On request, we would be pleased to send you our current list of apartments so you can contact the landlords. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a housing or transport allowance.
What is the allowance for interns, or Master's, Bachelor's, and diploma thesis candidates?
During the internship or period in which you write your diploma thesis, you will receive a monthly allowance that is commensurate with your current level of training. Furthermore, there is also the possibility of a bonus at the end of the internship or upon completion of the Diploma/Bachelor's/Master's thesis commensurate with you performance.
How long does an internship last?
Internships usually last six months. The minimum duration of an internship is three months.
Does Behr also offer internships for institutes for education other than state-approved universities or colleges?
Yes, we do employ people undergoing retraining, but only in full time positions and for a period of at least three months.
What is the language proficiency requirement for an internship abroad?
You must have very good language proficiency for an internship abroad.
Who should I contact if I would like to do an internship abroad?
Please contact Personalmarketing@Behrgroup.com for questions dealing with internships abroad or you application. All internships abroad are managed from Stuttgart.
The topics you have suggested do not correspond to what I would like to do. Can I also suggest another topic?
Of course, you can suggest another topic, and we will check if there is a current need for this topic within the field.
How do Behr and my college cooperate in terms of diploma theses?
You have a specialist advisor on site who is responsible for you. Nevertheless, you should discuss your topic ahead of time with the professor in charge of your thesis.
What is daily work like while I am writing my diploma thesis?
You will decide on your daily work in conjunction with your specialist advisor.
Can I also write my diploma thesis abroad?
In exceptional cases, you can also write your diploma thesis abroad. However, a prerequisite for this is that you have already completed an internship at Behr.
How do you select the interns or candidates for writing a diploma/ Master's/ Bachelor's thesis?
Once your application has been received in Stuttgart, it will be forwarded to the specialist department or subsidiary abroad. Afterwards, Behr will invite you to come in for an interview. In the case of internships abroad, the interview is conducted over the telephone.
Who is my contact for further questions on internships and diploma theses?
Please contact Personalmarketing@Behrgroup.com for further information on this topic.
How should I apply?
For apprenticeships and study at the University of Cooperative Education, we only accept paper applications sent via post.
Information on the application process
Basic outline of the application process
How does the online application process work?
In the "Job search" area, you can look for jobs that meet your desired criteria. If you find a job that meets these criteria, you can apply for it directly online. Then you will receive your access data from us.
This means that you can always re-access the data that you have entered, which you can change or add to at any time. Using your profile, you can also apply for job offers at any time.
What is a reference code?
As job descriptions often have the same (or similar) titles, they are also assigned a reference code. This makes it easy to clearly identify each job. Reference codes are specified for every description.
How do I apply for a job if I already know the reference code?
If you are already a registered user, log into your personal profile. Then, in the "Applications and job offers" area, click the "Reference code search " link, enter the reference code, and start the search. Then select the desired job and click "Apply".
If you are not yet registered, you can also search and apply for a specific job via the "Reference code search".
Nothing here for you?
If you cannot find anything for you in the jobs advertised, you can provide us your data in the Behr applicant management system. Our Human Resources department can then compare your profile to the requirements for new jobs and contact you if a match is made.
Who can register in the Behr applicant management system?
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Behr Group employee can register in the Behr applicant management system. It does not matter if you are applying for a position as an intern, thesis candidate, career starter, commercial employee, professional, manager, or are simply interested in temporary employment.
Do I have to fill out all fields in the "Candidate profile" link?
No, all data is provided voluntarily. The more information you provide, the easier it is for our Human Resources department to find a suitable job for you. Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.
Can I interrupt my application and continue it at a later point in time (for registered applicants)?
If you are registered, you can log into your personal page at any time using your access data (user name and password). This allows you to leave the Behr applicant management system at any time and to continue you application later. Entered data that you have saved up until this point will not be deleted.
What happens if I change my candidate profile during an application process that has already begun (for registered applicants)?
Changes to your candidate profile are effective immediately and will be made in previous and open applications.
How will I know if Behr has received my application?
After sending your application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. This is generated automatically and you will receive it within a few minutes. This ensures you that your application was received by the Behr Human Resources department.
Where can I view the status of my application(s) (for registered applicants)?
If you are already registered, log into your personal profile. Click the "My application" link in the "Applications and job offers" area.
Here, you can find information on the status of your application(s).
What purpose does the "Favorites" link on my personal page serve (for registered applicants)?
Here, you can mark interesting job offers that you might be interested in applying for at a later date.
I have submitted an unsolicited application. Do I have to release my profile?
Yes, you have to release your profile! Only then can our Human Resources view your profile.
I have applied for a job. Do I have to release my profile?
No, you do not have to release your profile for a specific job! However, if you are interested in other jobs, you have to release your profile.
Can I block my profile?
Yes, you can block your personal profile at any time via the "Release profile" link in the "Unsolicited application" area. You can also release your profile again at a later point in time.
Technical requirements, notes, and questions
I have forgotten my password for logging in. How can I access my data?
Click the "Password via e-mail" in the login area and enter your user name and/or the e-mail address that you registered with. Within a few minutes, you will receive an e-mail providing you with a new password, which you will be required to change upon your next login.
I want to register, but I receive a notice stating "This e-mail address is already registered".
This notice can appear for two reasons: It is possible that you have already registered with this e-mail address, or that you sent your application to us via post and your data was entered electronically into our system. In both cases, go to the login area, click "Password via e-mail", and request a password by entering your e-mail address. You are not required to enter a user name.
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Does the Behr applicant management system require cookies or pop-up windows?
The Behr applicant management system is comparable to online banking applications, making it just as secure as such applications. Our system works with so-called "session cookies".
You should also deactivate the pop-up blocker, if there is one, as the application runs in a pop-up window.
What are the system requirements for the Behr application management system?
You need a PC with a common operating system (Windows, Apple Mac OS, most Linux distributions), as well as one of the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Mozilla Firefox.
The system is optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. Please note that older versions or other browsers possibly limit or are unable to support proper function.
The following browsers are not compatible: Netscape, Safari.
You also need a valid e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address, you can get one free of charge, e.g. from one of the following providers: www.web.de , www.gmx.de. All communication regarding your application will be sent to this e-mail address.
Which formats and file sizes can I use to upload data?
You can upload files in the following formats:
- .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .jpg
- we prefer files in PDF format
- at the most, you can upload 10 MB
- individual files may not be larger than 5 MB
- at the most, you can attach 20 files
- file overviews can be displayed in HTML format or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
How can I download Acrobat Reader?
Some information will be provided to you in PDF format. You need a current version of Acrobat Reader in order to view the data correctly. See DOWNLOAD Acrobat Reader .
Help with technical questions?
If you have technical questions or problems, please contact the Behr applicant management hotline. Telephone: +49 (0)711 896-3636
We are available to help you on workdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CET.
Questions about data protection
How does Behr use my data?
Behr only uses personal data entered by applicants (including e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers) for application purposes and tasks related to application processing. Your application will only be checked for other vacancy matches within the Behr Group if you release your profile.
How protected is my data?
For how long is my data stored?
- If you are applying for a specific job, your data remains stored within the system for 6 months after the selection process is completed. It is then deleted.
- If you submit an unsolicited application, then your data is normally deleted 6 months after it is entered (or after the last changes were made/after you last accessed your application profile).
- If you have not accessed your application profile for 6 months, you will receive a message from us stating that your entries will be automatically deleted in 14 days if you do not activate the profile within this time period.
Of course, you can delete your profile yourself in the login area at any time.