Application tips

From the application to optimal preparation for the interview: optimise your chances of success with our tips.


Send us the following documents as individual PDFs:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • References and qualifications
  • Cover letter (optional)

There is no need for a cover letter. However, you are welcome to provide us with a few lines of additional information.

Application photo

It’s not a must for us. If you would still like to send us a picture of yourself, we would be delighted to receive a good-quality photo.

Dress code

At the foundation, we dress casually and appreciate smart clothing. Suits, ties and two-piece outfits are not necessary.


As a rule, we ask you for references. Think about and inform your referees in advance. These can be previous or current line managers who can evaluate your performance.

During the interview

Be authentic. We want to get to know you as a person, including your quirks. We look forward to entering into a lively dialogue with you and will be happy to answer your questions transparently.


Do you have any questions?

Susanne Schoepke
Senior HR Manager /
Vocational Training Officer

+ 41 44 468 22 12


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