Questions and answers

Locations: Würzburg (headquarters), Radebeul, Bielefeld, Frankenthal, Stuttgart, Veitshöchheim, Löhne (all Germany), Mödling (Austria), Lausanne (Switzerland), Dobruška (Czech Republic), Tavazzano (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain), as well as further sales and service subsidiaries worldwide, e.g. USA, UK, Asia, etc.

Employees: 5,400 worldwide

Entry opportunities: Vocational training, internships, working student placements, dissertation projects (Bachelor, Master and Diplom), direct entry with or without prior experience

Products: Printing presses for practically all print applications

What else you should know about Koenig & Bauer:

  • Koenig & Bauer was founded over 200 years ago and is the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world
  • As an international group, Koenig & Bauer is represented by a network of sales and service offices all over the world
  • Koenig & Bauer possesses the broadest product portfolio in the industry (banknotes, newspapers, board and packaging printing, metal and glass decoration and coding applications)
  • Machines from Koenig & Bauer cover the entire spectrum of printing technologies
  • Koenig & Bauer is the world market leader in many segments; for example, around 90 per cent of all the world’s banknotes are printed on our presses
  • Originally as one of the first – and today as one of the few – we have maintained a state-approved vocational training school with its own teachers and instructors for more than 150 years

The relevant contact person is named in the description of each vacancy. The best approach is to address your application letter and documents to the specified contact person, though you can naturally also begin your correspondence with “Dear Sir or Madam”.

The concentration on online applications makes the whole application process much easier for you and for us. You save the costs for an application folder and postage, avoid potentially long delivery times and receive immediate confirmation that we have received your application. We no longer need to copy your data manually, and can forward your application immediately to the responsible personnel office or technical department.

By the way, our application management system complies with all applicable data privacy regulations. We guarantee you that your data will only be used for the application process and will not be saved for any other purpose.

Many details can be entered directly in the online applications portal. All Documents should be uploaded as a single PDF file. To this end, you can install a PDF converter on your computer or else use an online service on the Internet. Please note, that your application will only actually be submitted when you click on the corresponding button. Subsequently you will receive a confirmation via mail including an instruction. Furthermore you can now see your application in the section “Jobs Applied”.

To update your application documents please navigate to the section “Jobs Applied” and into the respective application and delete the current file with the corresponding button. Subsequently, you can upload your updated documents as a new single PDF file. The changes only become effective when you click on the button “Update”.

You can submit your applications simply and conveniently via our online portal. Once you have completed the applicant profile and uploaded your documents, we will send you a confirmation of receipt. In this way, you know for sure that there were no technical problems. Please then allow us a little time to check your documents and consider your application in the personnel management office and the responsible technical department.

We know that many hopes and wishes are attached to an application. Accordingly, we will do our best to get in touch with you as soon as possible. It is important to us that you are always kept up to date on the status of your application.

Please do not be discouraged if we are unable to give you positive feedback. We hope you will come back and check our latest vacancies again at regular intervals – perhaps there will be something more suitable for you next time.

Of course! If you are interested in several different vacancies, you are welcome to submit a separate application for each opportunity which matches your interests and profile. We will then be pleased to consider each individual application.

You will receive immediate confirmation that we have received your application. Please then allow us a little time to check your documents and consider your application in the personnel management office and the responsible technical department. If you have convinced us, we will contact you and invite you to an interview at the company. After we have together agreed a convenient appointment, you will receive an e-mail to confirm the date, time and the person(s) to contact at the company.

Congratulations! You have taken the first hurdle successfully. During the first interview, we would like to get to know you and give you an opportunity to gain a more detailed impression of our company.

In most cases, this initial meeting will be followed by a second interview. You can then be sure that you have made it onto our shortlist. At the second meeting, we would like to learn more about you and will also discuss topics such as contract terms, your wage or salary expectations and a possible starting date.

There is no binding dress code for interviews at Koenig & Bauer. Nevertheless, we recommend you to observe a “business” or “business casual” style, depending on the entry level of the vacancy for which you are applying. You can expect the interview to last about one hour. Be sure to set off in good time, so as to avoid the risk of being late; ideally, you should plan to arrive a few minutes before the agreed time.

Assuming that we decide in your favour, and that you also accept our offer, we look forward to welcoming you into our team in the near future.

Your application documents should:

  • indicate the correct contact person (see vacancy description)
  • be complete, i.e. cover letter, CV (try to avoid gaps, or at least provide explanations) and references or certificates
  • specify the desired location and employment field, as well as your possible starting date.

Before your interview, you can visit our corporate and careers websites to learn more about the company. You should also give thought to your career objectives and relevant interests.

Avoid the temptation to play a role and simply be yourself – you can only be credible if you are perceived as authentic and natural.

By the way, Koenig & Bauer is always written with “oe” ;)

You should possess sound technical knowledge in your chosen field, enjoy working as a member of a team, and above all remain authentic at all times. Specific requirements are mentioned in the individual vacancy descriptions. One important element of our corporate culture is to approach each other fairly and openly.

Yes, all advertised vacancies are open for applications. Our list of vacancies is also updated regularly. Koenig & Bauer does not advertise token vacancies where an internal candidate is already lined up for the position concerned. It may still be the case, however, that the applications process is already well advanced by the time we receive your application and that we are already at the stage of conducting interviews in preparation for a decision.

If you are unsure, you are welcome to call the specified contact person to enquire about the current status or to clarify any other remaining questions.

Yes, of course! Our online portal also provides links for you to submit a speculative application. Once we have considered your application documents, we will give you our feedback as soon as possible. Please do not be disappointed if we have no corresponding position at the moment. We hope you will come back and check our latest vacancies again at regular intervals – perhaps you will then find something suitable.

Unsuccessful applications are not automatically added to an application pool. If we are unable to offer a position to an interesting candidate, despite his or her excellent qualifications and technical knowledge, our applications system will generate a mail message with a special link to allow the applicant to indicate that the application data should remain in the system. You can also come back regularly to check for any new vacancies.