Application tips

Your application and your start at OGE: our answers to your most important questions.

You will no doubt have some questions about how best to apply for a job at OGE and what opportunities we offer. You will find the answers to the most important questions here.


How can I apply to Open Grid Europe?

Please apply online in our job market via our careers pages. If you have any problems submitting your application online, then please feel free to contact us.

Which documents do I need for my application?

For us, a complete application includes an informative CV and ideally copies of your
latest university or school reports and employee references. We do not require a
cover letter.

Can I apply even if I have been rejected by Open Grid Europe in the past?

You are welcome to apply to us any time, even if you have already been rejected by us in a different application process.

Can I interrupt my application?

Yes, to interrupt your application you can click on either "Interrupt application" or "Save application thus far". If you save a partly completed application then the data you have entered thus far will not be lost and you can start again from the same point at a later time.

Can I withdraw my application?

If you wish to abandon your application, you can do so independently via our
application portal SmartRecruiters. Alternatively, you are welcome to inform us by e-
mail to

Can I apply ad hoc if I don't find a suitable vacancy?

Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting unsolicited applications. Therefore,
please apply for our vacancies in our job market, which you can find on our careers
page. We look forward to receiving your application!

How can I find out about new vacancy postings?

With us, you have the option of applying via the job market on the careers pages of
the OGE website or activating our search agent. Here, you can define your search
criteria and, if you wish, the search agent will inform you daily or weekly via e-mail
about new vacancy posts that correspond to your search criteria.

What is the situation with regard to data protection in the online system?

We place great emphasis on protecting your personal data. Personal data from the
application that you submit on these pages are recorded, processed and utilised by
OGE solely for the purposes of saving, evaluating, quality control, allocating and
forwarding your application. Your personal data can be accessed by the relevant HR
personnel or are used by external agents for such purposes and, in certain cases,
may also be made available to selected managers. Under the following link you will
find our privacy policy: Microsoft Word - Privacy policy applicant portal OGE

Application process

What does the application process at OGE look like? 

The application process may vary slightly depending on the position and entry area.
However, the following process serves as a guide:

How can I prepare for an interview at Open Grid Europe?

To prepare for an interview, you should familiarise yourself both with the company in general and the specific position you are applying for. We will use the interview to find out what sort of person you are and learn more about any specialist knowledge you have acquired previously, your experience, your skills and your interests. We also want to give you an insight into our work environment, our company culture and the various opportunities we can offer. Please feel free to ask us questions too!


How can I apply to Open Grid Europe?

Please apply online in our job market via our careers pages. If you have any problems submitting your application online, then please feel free to contact us.  

How many months in advance should I apply?

Our application process starts approximately 1 year before the start of training. Our
apprenticeships always start on 01.08. or 01.09. of each year. You can apply for our
advertised positions in our job market, which you can find on our careers page

Can I apply for multiple positions at the same time?

You can of course apply for multiple positions at the same time if you are interested in different job profiles or apprenticeship programmes.

Which documents do I need to submit to apply for an apprenticeship place?

To assess your application, we definitely need a CV from you. A personal cover
letter, your last two references and any certificates of employment and internships
are not mandatory. However, they help us to get a better picture of you in advance.

What happens after I have sent my application?

As soon as we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation of
receipt by e-mail.

Please also check your spam filter, sometimes the confirmations of receipt slip in
there. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us by phone.
We will then check your application very carefully. We don't just look at your CV and
grades, but you can also score points with correct spelling and a cover letter, for
If your application has convinced us, we would like to meet you at one of our
locations and find out more about you. The following diagram illustrates our
application process:

How do I find out about the status of my application?

During the course of our application process, we will keep you up to date on the status of your application. With each further step, you will receive an e-mail so you know exactly what's happening.

I have been rejected. Can I apply again?

You should not apply a second time for the same apprenticeship within the same starting year. Instead, you should apply for other apprenticeships or try again the following year.

Does Open Grid Europe offer apprenticeships with parallel degree courses?

We offer a number of apprenticeships with parallel degree courses. All the information on the application and the degree courses that Open Grid Europe offers can be found on our careers pages.

Internships, working student placements and dissertations

Does Open Grid Europe offer internships?

We look forward to your support and will be happy to give you an insight into our
structures and tasks. Please send an unsolicited application to
Nachwuchskrä We will then try to find a suitable internship for you!

Which prerequisites apply for an internship?

The prerequisite for an internship at OGE is that you are a properly enrolled student
and that we find a suitable department for your requirements and wishes.

Is it possible to do an internship after finishing a degree course?

As a member of "Fair Company", we have committed to following certain rules for employing interns. We therefore offer our internships to full-time students only to help them decide on a direction for their careers while they are still learning.

Are internships at Open Grid Europe paid?

You will receive remuneration for your time spent on the internship (€ 1000 per
calendar month gross).

How far in advance should I apply?

Please apply at least eight weeks before you wish to start the internship. 

Are there opportunities for working students at Open Grid Europe?

Yes, you can find all our vacancies for working students in our job market. As a working student  you are a fully enrolled student but work actively within one of our departments during the semester for up to 20 hours per week.

What are the prerequisites for completing a final dissertation at Open Grid Europe?

If you wish to write a final dissertation at Open Grid Europe, then you will need to be enrolled in a university or university of applied sciences, have performed well in your course and have a supervising professor at your institution.

Trainee programme

What are the prerequisites for participation in a trainee programme?

One prerequisite for your trainee programme with us is a completed degree course (diploma/master's degree) in business economics, business engineering, IT or another field of engineering. You will also need good communication and social skills, which are important for working within a team. Are you able to work independently and conscientiously and are you interested in the energy industry? Then we look forward to your application!

How does the application process work for a traineeship at Open Grid Europe?

Once we have reviewed your application and decided to find out more about you, we will invite you to take part in a telephone interview. If you're able to convince us in the interview, then we will first welcome you to an assessment centre, after which we can look forward to your joining our company.

How long does the trainee programme last?

Our trainee programme lasts 24 months, during which you will generally support us in
four different stations. This will give you a good impression of how OGE works and
allow you to network within the company.

Are there fixed start dates and/or when can I apply for the trainee programme?

We advertise new trainee positions as required, as it is very important to us that our
trainees have the opportunity to find subsequent employment with us. So far, we
have offered permanent positions to almost 100% of our trainees. Just take a look at
our jobs to see if we have any current vacancies for trainees!

Where can I find out more about the trainee programme?

You can find more information about our trainee programme on our careers page. If
you have any further questions, the contact persons listed there will be happy to help
you at any time.