Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers about application and career at ALTEN

Getting started

We have a high demand for technical specialists, but we are always looking for new people for the business management and back office as well. We also regularly hire students who complement our team and provide targeted support in projects. The first thing we are looking for are the technical and personal skills. It is also important that you care about quality, work independently and enjoy working in international teams. Just take a look on our job board.

Yes. ALTEN is an international company. Highly-qualified employees from more than 50 nations are working here – and not everbody graduated in Austria. Just search for your dream job in our job board and check, if you bring along the necessary requirements. For EU citizens and nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway aged between 18 and 28, there is another attractive option to start at ALTEN. They can come to us via the voluntary program V.I.E and gain work experience in Austria – limited to a period of max. 24 months. We have to put together additional information on the page volontary program V.I.E.

The voluntary program V.I.E (french: Volontariat International en Entreprise) was initiated by the french agency of foreign trade Business France and allows to work abroad upt to 2 years. You can take part if you are a national of one of the European Economic Area countries, hence a EU citizen or a national of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and aged between 18 and 28. You can expect diverse entry opportunities in which you take over full-fledged projects tasks. We have to put together additional information on the page voluntary program V.I.E.

We regulary cooperate with foreign-language partners and customers. This is why a good English can be advantageous. Additional language skills are welcome at any time. Depending on the project other or more languale skills are required. If a specific language skill is needed, this will be mentioned in the particular job offer.

What matters to us is your enthusiasm and commitment. In the course of our multi-stage application process you have the opportunity to demonstrate your suitability. Our needs and your personal profile determine whether you are a right fit for our team. Take a closer look at our job board or send us your speculative application.

The first few days are for settling in to your new workplace. You will get the most important information for a quick and easy orientation as well as a starter kit with key things you need for the work. Under the supervision of you business manager or supervisor, you will learn about ALTEN and your workplace and get to know the new environment, new colleagues, new processes and procedures in peace.

application & jobs

Bitte nutzen Sie unser Online-Bewerbungsformular, welches Sie in jedem Stellenangebot mit Klick auf den Button „Bewerben“ finden. Alternativ reichen Sie Ihre Initiativbewerbung ein. Für die Bearbeitung unseres Online-Bewerbungsformulars benötigen Sie nur etwa 5 Minuten. Den Ansprechpartner, an den Sie die Bewerbung schicken, finden Sie im jeweiligen Stellenangebot in unserer Jobbörse. Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass wir keine Bewerbungen per Post oder über unser Kontaktformular annehmen können.

We have no fixed application deadlines. The general rule: As long as the jobs are advertised in our vacancies, you can apply for them.

All job listings on our website are vacancies. As soon as we make a decision about hiring someone, we take down the listing from the website and application is no longer possible. If you find a job from us in another job market (e.g. on XING, LinkedIn or StepStone) or in social networks (e.g. Facebook) and want to know if it is still available, enter the reference number or the job title for that position into our Job Board. If you find the offer there, it is still vacant. If the search does not return a result, the job has already been taken.

The job listing states the location. If several locations are specified, we are looking for new employees for each of the listed locations. In such cases, please indicate your preferred place of work in your cover letter.

No, you only need to apply to one job at one location. Just tell us about your mobility and willingness to travel in the “Cover Letter/Comments” field of the online application form. They are automatically added to our central system, so that your application can be viewed throughout Germany by the recruiting team.

Multiple applications are generally possible, but you do not have to apply separately for each job. When applying for a job, only enter the reference numbers of all other vacancies that are of interest to you, as well as the exact job title in the field “Cover Letter/Comments” of the online application form. We will take that into account.

You can always apply for other jobs at ALTEN.

If you apply via our online application form, you will be redirected to a new page confirming the successful submission of your application. At the same time, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt to the email address you provided. If you do not receive a confirmation, your application was either unsuccessful or the confirmation email was blocked as spam due to your security settings. Please check your spam folder first. If you cannot find an email there, please contact our central recruiting contact person.

Yes. On our Job Board you have the option to save every job to your watch list. Simply click on the star icon “Save Job”. If a position is saved in the watch list, you will recognise this by the yellow star. All saved jobs are stored in the watch list for 90 days, depending on the device. However, if you delete the cookies on your device, this deletes the watch list. You also have the option of deselecting the marked positions at any time. If a job is no longer available, you will be notified.

The protection of your personal data is our highest priority. The secure transmission of your data and compliance with data protection regulations is of course ensured. This means that your data are only accessible to authorized persons, are treated with the strictest confidentiality and are processed only for the purpose of staffing. More about privacy can be found in our privacy note.

Online application form

If the online application is temporarily unavailable due to a technical problem, please accept our apologies. We will be automatically informed about the problem and will try to fix it quickly. Please try again later. If the error still occurs, please contact us via contact form and describe as accurately as possible the problems and error messages. Information about your computer configuration (operating system and browser) is also helpful.

Depending on your internet connection, an upload may take several minutes. If you have waited this long and it still does not work, please check whether or not the document is too large (maximum 4 MB per file). It is possible that your attachment is not in the correct file format:  pdf, doc, docx, jpeg or png. If your documents exceed the total size or are the incorrect format, please adjust them accordingly. If the error still occurs, please contact us via contact form and describe as accurately as possible the problems and error messages. Information about your computer configuration (operating system and browser) is also helpful.

Please check whether you have filled in all required fields marked * in the application form correctly and uploaded at least one attachment. If you still cannot submit your application, please contact us via contact form and describe as accurately as possible problems and error messages. Information about your computer configuration (operating system and browser) is also helpful.

application documents

In order to assess your application, we need your contact details as well as your CV and current certificates, at a minimum. To be on the safe side, complete the online application form and upload your documents as an attachment (ideally summarized in a PDF).

It is important for us to be able to read your cover letter and CV and understand why you are the right candidate for the job. Make your skills and experience clear and concise. The presentation of your professional experience or internships should clearly show which tasks and areas of responsibility you have assumed in the respective context. Make sure that your cover letter is not too detailed. In addition, we look forward to relevant references and testimonials.

application process

Once the recruitment team and relevant department receive your application, they will review it promptly and decide whether or not you qualify for an interview. Since we receive a lot of applications and these require time to process, we ask for your patience. As a rule, you can expect specific feedback on your application within 1 to 2 weeks. However, we try to keep the waiting time as short as possible. If you have not heard from us after that, feel free to contact us!

We use the application process to get to know you as well as possible and, of course, provide you with the fullest possible picture of our company. That’s why we have a multistage selection procedure involving multiple people. You have three interviews, each with different business managers or those responsible for the department. The goal is to assess your personality and abilities in a sound and objective way. Depending on local availability, the first interview can take place by telephone or in person. Our recruitment team sends the invitation.

If job postings are out of date, or if we think that colleagues in other locations have more suitable offers for you, then an internal exchange takes place and the respective colleagues introduce you to the options of a different location.

benefits & career development

We offer our employees numerous benefits and attractive additional services:

  • Permanent employment contracts
  • Technical equipment, depending on the project (e.g. laptop, cell phone)
  • Company car for executives
  • Company events

You can find more benefits on the page Why ALTEN.

ALTEN accompanies you from the beginning on your individual career path and lays the foundation for successful personal and professional development. A wide range of seminars on technical, methodological and social skills as well as foreign language skills can be taken up as required. Specialist training courses are individually tailored to the needs of the next project or your area of assignment. Individually tailored development programs support you in your targeted development. We are working to transfer and expand the tailored measures already in place into a standardized training and development program.


Depending on your qualifications and professional interests, you will work in a suitable project, either in a project team at the customer’s site or in one of our branches. The business manager responsible for you will accompany you from the start of the project and during the familiarisation phase to help you integrate into the existing team.

As a rule, our employees work on projects in Austria. In some cases we also look for employees to start a project abroad immediately. More information can be found in our job board. If you would like to start directly with another ALTEN Group company abroad, please apply to the respective company. Further information can be found on the website of our parent company ALTEN Group.

Most of our engineers get involved in a project at the beginning of the development cycle. The development period takes 12 to 24 months, on average. Before the current project ends your direct supervisor will discuss the potential and the orientation of the following project with you. The project search prioritises your preferred region and industry, your field of application as well as your competences. The new project often begins immediately after the last project due to our business managers’ knowledge concerning relevant customer projects. In this way and because of your open-end contract, you can gain extensive project experience. If there is a period of idle between two projects, we continue to pay an engineer’s fixed salary. Alternatively, if required, we can offer further training opportunities in the meantime. A holiday is only an option if it makes sense in accordance with a previous joint planning – for example, if the employee would like to take vacation days anyway.


As a rule, we do not offer student internships or summer jobs. If we are looking for help in this direction, we will make it clear. For this reason, apply only for the listed jobs and not on your own initiative.

No, unfortunately we cannot offer this option at the moment.

No. Due to the fact that we only run long-term projects, we unfortunately cannot offer this option.

No, unfortunately we cannot offer this option at the moment.     

Yes. With a university degree, we offer you direct entry into a professional career. You can send us your speculative application or apply directly to our current jobs. If professional experience is required, this will be explicitly noted in the job offer. As a European graduate you also have the opportunity to participate in the international voluntary programme V.I.E (french: Volontariat Internationl en Entreprise). As a rule, they are employed by ALTEN for at least twelve months and take on the full-fledged tasks of a first-time employee, usually in the context of projects. We have put together additional information on the page voluntary program V.I.E.