Holiday Jobs - Question & Answer

If you are interested in a holiday job with Daimler, there are various requirements you must meet:

  • be at least 18 years old when the contract is signed,
  • have good written and spoken German language skills,
  • be a student or pupil or waiting to start your vocational apprenticeship, federal voluntary service, voluntary military service or degree course.

Our goal is to give you a quick feedback. Due to the high number of applicants and changing demands, some letters of acceptance might nevertheless be sent out shortly before the planned deployment (possibly only one week before the planned deployment). Please note that we are not always able to take your desired starting period into account. This can occur especially with long availability periods.

We therefore ask for your patience. In any case you will receive a feedback via e-mail from us. Please also check your spam folder.

Submit additional documents
You can do this by logging into your applicant profile at daimler.com/career and upload the missing documents. If you have any problems uploading the documents, you can also send them to us by e-mail. Please reply to the e-mail you received from us.

Change of availability period
If you would like to inform us about a changed availability period, please send us the new availability period to the e-mail address given in the job advertisement.

Please understand that only complete applications can be considered.

If you do not find a suitable vacancy, we unfortunately do not offer a holiday job in this site. Please check the job offers regularly for new vacancies. You also have the option to subscribe to our job newsletter, so that you receive new job openings directly via e-mail.

Please refrain from unsolicited applications, as we will only consider them if not enough applications have been received for the individual job advertisements. Due to the large number of applications we receive, the chance of finding employment through an unsolicited application is very low.

After submitting your application you will receive an e-mail with your applicant number. This confirms that we have received your application. After receiving your application, your details will be checked and compared with the demands of the individual sites. Please be aware that this process may take some time.

After a detailed examination of your documents, we will send you an e-mail to confirm whether or not you are eligible for a holiday job during your desired period.

If we are able to make you an offer for a holiday job, you will receive a letter of acceptance via e-mail with a request to send us all relevant data via an online form - the so-called Onboarding. Please have all payment-relevant data (tax ID, social security number, bank account, insurance, etc.) ready. In addition, you confirm the assigned time period of your holiday job via the Onboarding form.

Once you have completed and submitted the Onboarding form, the next step is the personnel admission event, where you sign your employment contract and receive initial instruction.

If we are unable to offer you a holiday job, you will also receive a feedback via e-mail.

I have not received a confirmation of successful onboarding
After filling out the Onboarding page you will not receive a confirmation. Make sure that you have clicked on the field "Send data" and that you have not just saved your information using the "Save data temporarily" field. If you can open the Onboarding page again and change your information, you have only saved the data.

I do not have all the required data
Please note the three day deadline for submitting the Onboarding. If you notice that you e.g. do not have your tax ID, certificate of enrolment or social security number at hand, you can submit the onboarding form and send us the missing information later. In order to do this, send the missing information or document to hrservices@daimler.com as soon as you have it.

Which "status" do I have to select in Onboarding?
During Onboarding, your status at the beginning of employment is requested.

If you are still a pupil at the time of onboarding, but are a school graduate at the start of employment, please tick the box for school graduate in Onboarding. If you do not know yet whether you want to do a vocational apprenticeship or study in the future, please let us know in the comment box.

If you are a student or still a pupil at the start of employment, please tick the appropriate boxes and attach the relevant supporting documents in the appendix.

Can I change the date of my personnel admission event?
It is important and obligatory for every applicant to attend a personnel admission event. Therefore, please try to make this date possible. In Onboarding you have the possibility to refuse the personnel admission appointment assigned to you. If you do so, please write an e-mail to the address from which you received the letter of acceptance and state an alternative date or time period where you can be present. Please note that it is not always possible to meet your desired date. However, please do confirm the period of employment for which you have been scheduled, should it fit.

If you have already filled out and submitted the onboarding form and wish to change the date afterwards, please send an e-mail to the address from which you received the letter of acceptance. Please also state an alternative date or time period.

What do I have to bring with me and how long does a personnel admission event take?
A personnel admission event can take up to 8 hours - depending on the site, the number of participants and whether you are scheduled for a training immediately afterwards. Please plan your day accordingly.

Please bring your identity card and the printed letter of acceptance with you, which you have to show at the entrance of the site. This letter will also contain all the necessary information for you.

If you are in possession of a work and residence permit, please bring the permits as well as copies of it and your passport with you to the personnel admission event. If your work permit is tied to your degree course, please also bring your current certificate of enrolment as well as a copy of it.

I no longer have my letter of acceptance
Please write an e-mail to the address from which you have previously received e-mails or to the address mentioned in the job advertisement. The letter of acceptance will be sent to you again.

Can I receive my employment contract in advance?
Unfortunately this is not possible. All holiday employees receive the employment contract during the personnel admission event.

What tasks will I have as a holiday employee?
Your tasks as a holiday employee can be very different - depending on the department in which you are deployed. We offer holiday jobs in departments such as gastronomy, production and logistics as well as in administration.

Can I interrupt my holiday job, for example because I have already booked a holiday?
No, unfortunately an interruption is not possible. Please state an availability period in your application during which you can work continuously.

Can I take time off for university events or other commitments?
In general, all absences must be coordinated with the manager.

It is not possible to take time off for information or compulsory events at your university or other events. For this purpose, vacation or overtime must be taken. If that is not possible, there is the option of unpaid leave. Please contact your manager for this.

Can I pick a shift?
Unfortunately that is not possible. With your application we assume that you are basically willing to work in any shift. Of course you can indicate your desired shift in your application or with your manager; however, there is no guarantee that this will be taken into account.

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