Application Tipps for Pupils
Here are some important tipps and information about applying for an apprenticeship at Sensirion. If you have any other questions, you can contact our Apprentice Manager Morena Casarico directly at any time.
A cover letter always needs to start with a good introduction. This introduction should grab the reader’s attention and make a good impression so that the recruiting manager wants to continue reading. You will have to send out multiple applications. Always tailor your cover letter to the respective company. Note the company’s core values and explain why you would be a good fit for this company. You can find our core values on our website.
Your Curriculum Vitae is an important component of your application. All the information contained in it must be correct and complete.
- Personal Details
- Optional: parents and siblings
- Schools attended
- Trial apprenticeships
- References (e.g. teachers, trainers, etc.
Certificates and Aptitude Test
You must include copies of all your secondary school diplomas and certificates in your application file. Make sure that they are organized chronologically (with the most recent certificate at the front). Depending on the apprenticeship, an aptitude test may be an advantage.
Examples: Stellwerk, Basic Check, Multicheck
Trial Apprenticeship Reports
Include a copy of your trial apprenticeship reports. Please ensure that the dates of your trial apprenticeships correspond to the dates in your résumé.
You can also include all the awards or certificates that you have received either from your school or privately in your application file. You can use these awards to demonstrate your strengths.
Examples: Cambridge English Exams, Student council
Stay on Top of Things and Follow Up
It is important that you stay on top of all your applications. If you have not heard back within two weeks, you can call and ask about the current status of your application.
Traveling to Your Interview
Make sure you have plenty of time to get to your interview. Find out where and when the interview will take place. Try to be there 10 minutes before your interview is scheduled to start.
Tip: Go to the interview location a few days before the interview to get your bearings.
First impressions count. For this reason, it’s important to come to your interview well-groomed and wearing clean clothes.
A good first impression:
- A button-down shirt or polo Shirt
- Bring a notepad and a pen
A bad first impression:
- Ripped pants, Sweatpants
- Baseball caps
You will be introduced to the people who are conducting your interview. Don’t forget to shake the interviewer’s hand when you are introduced. Take notes about the company and write down questions. Think about what questions they might ask you.
- What exactly does the company do?
- How many employees does it have?
- Is the company international?
After your interview, the next step will be spending two trial days at the company. Prepare yourself for these trial days. They are intended to help you get to know the company better and for the company to get to know you.
Tipp: Ask questions and demonstrate interest.
Make the Right Choice
After the trial days, you will have a few days to decide whether you like the company and want to start an apprenticeship there.
Tipp: If you are very interested in a company, be sure to inform the responsible recruiting manager accordingly (e.g. by email).