Frequently asked questions


Questions about our application process

Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. We have done our best to answer them clearly and precisely. If your question is not listed here or you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

General questions about the application

You can find our job offers in the job portal/job offers on our careers page.

We attach great importance to protecting the environment. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to receive environmentally friendly paperless applications via e-mail or our application form.

Please upload your application documents including CV, cover letter, salary requirement, indication of the period of notice and relevant references on our application portal or send them by e-mail to our contact persons.


Anne Gildemeyer
Tel: +49 (0) 0208 78068-0
[email protected]

The classic procedure: First there is a confirmation of receipt, then the documents are checked by the HR department and the relevant specialist department. We will get back to you promptly, but we still ask for a little patience: we want to do this thoroughly, and sometimes that can take some time.

In order to get to know each other and to get a good impression on both sides, we rely on a personal meeting on site. In addition to the human resources department (HR), the relevant specialist department takes part in this interview. If both sides come out of the interview positively strengthened, there is nothing standing in the way of the next step of a trial work placement (usually a 2-week internship).

Of course! We are constantly searching for people who complement our team with their personality and individual skills.

You are welcome to send us an unsolicited application. In doing so, please name the desired fields of activity and areas of responsibility. Please refrain from submitting unsolicited applications without reference to specific areas of activity.

Our job offers are constantly updated. On our job finder you will only be shown open positions.

We store your application in accordance with the legal requirements. They are collected and processed purely for application purposes. You can find our privacy policy here.

Our recruitment team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about joining Ruhrgetriebe by phone (contact details), e-mail ([email protected]) or via the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Training at Ruhrgetriebe

In Mülheim an der Ruhr, Berufskolleg Stadtmitte


As soon as we have received your complete application and it has been reviewed by the HR department and the specialist department, there will be at least one personal interview in which you can get to know Ruhrgetriebe, your potential new contacts and your future workplace.

It is important to submit complete application documents with a convincing cover letter, your resume and most recent references.

The dates differ depending on the training occupation.

If you don’t find any information in the job posting, please ask specifically via our contact form or by email ([email protected]).

On the very first day of training, we will take you by the hand so that you lack nothing for your professional future.

During the introductory days, you will receive all the necessary information such as your training plan, when and where you have vocational school, learn how to orient yourself in the company and can network with other trainees.

You will also be assigned a sponsor who can be contacted at any time if you have questions or problems.

You will receive further information during the application process.

Yes, there is always a permanent trainer, no matter which apprenticeship you have chosen with us. We also have training officers in the various departments who are available to you at all times as professional contacts.

We train with the goal of a later takeover into a permanent employment! This is our motto since 1953!

For many of our colleagues, training at Ruhrgetriebe was the start of a great career. After your training, for example, we support meaningful, in-service qualifications as a master craftsman, technician or business administrator Many of our current executives at RKW began their careers with an apprenticeship with us.

Sidestory: We have counted many employees in the Ruhrgetriebe family for over 40 years!

Internship and working student activity

We consistently offer student traineeships and internships with us.

The respective positions are advertised in our Job Finder. If you do not find a suitable position, you are also welcome to send us an unsolicited application! We are looking forward to any new contact.

Yes, there is the possibility to work full time during the lecture-free period. In this case, you should discuss the details with your direct manager.

Write us an email: [email protected]

Temporary help and vacation jobs

We offer permanent temporary and vacation work to support our employees in a wide range of areas.

A summer job is especially helpful if you want to do an apprenticeship at Ruhrgetriebe later on. The best thing to do is to apply on your own initiative if there is no job posting in Job Finder.

If you have any questions, please get in touch using the contact form.

Depending on the area of application, technical understanding, interest in business processes and basic knowledge of working with a PC are an advantage. A good knowledge of English is also helpful in one area or another. In any case, you should enjoy practical work and be reliable.