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Careers

FAQs

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT OPEN POSITIONS?

Click here for current ads on our job portal. You can subscribe to our job vacancy alerts to be kept informed about new vacancies.

CAN I APPLY FOR SEVERAL POSITIONS?

Yes. In this case, please follow the application process for each position.

CAN I ALSO SUBMIT A SPECULATIVE APPLICATION?

Generally, all available positions are advertised. However, should you wish to submit a speculative application, please provide information about the position sought, location, possible start date and salary expectations in your cover letter. You can either upload your documents to our Talent Pool here or upload them directly here:

SPECULATIVE APPLICATION

 

CAN I ALSO JUST CALL IN AND INTRODUCE MYSELF PERSONALLY?

Please refrain from coming in to see someone unannounced. We would like to be able to give you all the necessary attention and this is generally not possible if you come in unannounced.

WHICH DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO INCLUDE WITH MY APPLICATION?

Unless otherwise stated in the ad, please write a cover letter and a CV in tabular form (maximum of two pages) and attach relevant certificates.

WHAT LANGUAGE SHOULD I WRITE MY APPLICATION IN?

Please write your application in the same language as the ad, i.e. German in most cases.

WHO SHOULD I ADDRESS THE LETTER TO?

If there is no named contact person in the ad, you can start your letter with the greeting “Dear recruiting team”. Please put the following addresses at the top of the letter:

The KaDeWe Group GmbH
Human Resources
Katharina-Heinroth-Ufer 1
10787 Berlin

KaDeWe
Human Resources
Tauentzienstraße 21–24
10789 Berlin

Alsterhaus
Human Resources
Jungfernstieg 16–20
20354 Hamburg

Oberpollinger
Human Resources
Neuhauser Straße 18
80331 München

WHAT SHOULD I BEAR IN MIND WHEN WRITING MY APPLICATION?

Your letter should make it clear why you in particular are the right person to work for us. What fascinates you about the relevant area of work? What qualifications do you have? We are also interested in any time spent abroad, language abilities and other skills. In addition, in your cover letter, please provide information on the desired placement dates (placement students only), possible starting date and salary expectations (except trainees and placement students). Please compile your cover letter, CV and certificates in one PDF.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?

Check your spam folder and your status on the application portal. Or contact the following offices:

The KaDeWe Groupheadofficejobs@kadewe.de, T +49 30 701 722 0
KaDeWe: jobs@kadewe.de, T +49 30 21 21 0
Alsterhausjobs@alsterhaus.de, T +49 40 35 90 10
Oberpollingerjobs@oberpollinger.de, T +49 89 29 02 30

HOW CAN I RESET MY PASSWORD?

Click on “Forgotten password” in the application portal to reset your password.

HOW CAN I UPDATE MY DETAILS OR SEND FOLLOW-UP DOCUMENTS?

You can reply directly to emails from us. Or contact the following offices:

The KaDeWe Groupheadofficejobs@kadewe.de, T +49 30 701 722 0
KaDeWe: jobs@kadewe.de, T +49 30 21 21 0
Alsterhausjobs@alsterhaus.de, T +49 40 35 90 10
Oberpollingerjobs@oberpollinger.de, T +49 89 29 02 30

HOW IS MY DATA HANDLED?

Please click here for our Privacy Statement.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO MY APPLICATION?

Because we take the protection of your data seriously, only a select group of people have access to your application. Generally, this is staff from Human Resources and the head of the relevant division or department.

CAN I ALSO APPLY BY POST OR EMAIL?

Yes. Please bear in mind, however, that it takes longer to process your documents in this case.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE A RESPONSE?

We go through your documents as thoroughly as possible together with colleagues from our divisions. This means it can take up to three weeks for us to respond. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have not heard anything after this time.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW?

Read through the ad and your application again. Think about the information we might have questions about and prepare appropriate answers for them. Also think about whether you have any questions for us. If your contact details should change, please let us know so that we are always able to get in touch with you.

CAN I WITHDRAW MY APPLICATION?

Yes. You can see your status on the application portal and also withdraw your application.

FAQs FOR SCHOOL PUPILS

 

CAN I APPLY FOR A WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT?

Please enquire directly at one of our stores about the possibility of a work experience placement in your chosen sales area at your chosen time.

KaDeWeschuelerpraktikum@kadewe.de
Alsterhausjobs@alsterhaus.de
Oberpollingerjobs@oberpollinger.de

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide work experience placements for school pupils at our head office.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I APPLY FOR A TRAINING PROGRAMME?

Since we award places on our training programme after receiving the applications, you should apply from September of the year before your wish to start your training.

CAN I ALSO APPLY FOR THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OR A DUAL STUDY PROGRAMME?

We only offer dual vocational training programmes. For trainees who wish to pursue a career with us, we recommend our internal professional development programme, »Step Forward«.

CAN I APPLY FOR A CAREER ORIENTATION PLACEMENT BEFORE I START MY STUDIES?

We don’t explicitly offer career orientation placements but are happy to receive your application for one of the work placements advertised.

 

FAQs FOR STUDENTS

 

HOW LONG BEFORE MY PREFERRED START DATE SHOULD I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

If you are submitting a speculative application, you should submit your documents two months prior to your preferred start date at the latest. In principle, you can apply as long as the ad is visible online.

CAN I ALSO SUBMIT A SPECULATIVE APPLICATION FOR A WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT?

Yes. In this case, you can either upload your documents to our Talent Pool here or send them to the following address:

The KaDeWe Groupheadofficejobs@kadewe.de
KaDeWejobs@kadewe.de
Alsterhausjobs@alsterhaus.de
Oberpollingerjobs@oberpollinger.de

WHICH SEMESTER DO I NEED TO BE STUDYING IN AT THE TIME?

There are no fixed rules about this. In the best-case scenario, you will come with experience from previous training programmes or work experience placements.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR?

Unless otherwise stated in the ad, six months is generally the anticipated length of a work experience placement.

DO YOU OFFER COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS WITH UNIVERSITIES?

There are currently no collaborative projects with universities.

CAN I APPLY FOR A JOB AS A WORKING STUDENT?

You will find an appropriate ad online if we are looking for working students.

CAN I WRITE MY THESIS WHILE WORKING FOR YOU?

In principle, this is possible as part of a work experience placement or work student job. The decisive factor is the topic and the relevant division. Please indicate in your application the subject you plan to write about in your thesis.

CAN I ALSO APPLY FOR A VOLUNTARY WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT UPON COMPLETING MY STUDIES?

As we also offer voluntary work experience placements, we would be happy to receive your application if you have recently completed your studies or are between your Bachelor’s and Master’s.