Application & F.A.Q.

Preparation is everything!

IF YOU WANT TO START WORKING AT KTM, YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW WHY.

SELECTION OF EMPLOYEES


We pay particular attention to the selection of employees, because it is they who contribute significantly to success! So the questions you should ask yourself first are: do you fit our company and does our offer meet your expectations? If you can answer both with a clear YES, just apply and keep in mind our tips.

Application Tips

Preparation is everything

If you want to join KTM, you should also know why. Find out more about our company and ask yourself whether you can identify with our philosophy and the product.

Have fun!

A first step towards full throttle. We would like to get to know you better during the conversation and get a first authentic impression of you. Tell us about your personal experience, qualifications and knowledge. Just have fun and get to know our world of KTM better!

Be yourself

We want you to feel comfortable during the conversation – not business suits but racing suits – that’s our motto. Our tip: choose an outfit that suits you and our company. A well-groomed appearance is of course an important requirement.

Are you nervous?

No need to get excited – we know that an interview is not an everyday situation. A friendly demeanor can often have a significant positive impact on a conversation. Be yourself and don’t pretend.

Be curious

Treating you with respect is very important to us. So take the opportunity to exchange ideas with us. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – your interest shows us your motivation.

Julia Fischinger, Head of HR Business Partner & Recruiting

Give your career the right drive and start your future now with KTM.

Recommendation from HR


A resume that exudes professionalism and has been carefully prepared – this is the first step toward a successful application. The resume should clearly show a common thread demonstrating a fit with the advertised position. Typing mistakes or grammatical errors are a sign of a lack of care. The covering letter is the opportunity to show interest and enthusiasm. An applicant gets me interested when they succeed in explaining their expectations of the position and in using specific examples to show why they in particular are the right person for the job.
In a personal interview, an applicant impresses me when they reflect on the company and the job and ask specific questions. A professional, authentic appearance is just as important to me as being engaging in conversation. You definitely don’t need a business outfit to be able to do well at KTM.

WELCOME ABOARD

Do you have a job offer? We look forward to welcoming you! You will be sent 360° glasses which will give you an exclusive insight into all areas at KTM even before your first day at work.

Explore the world of ktm in 360°

Curious about KTM? Here you can get an insight into where the sporty motorcycles are developed and manufactured by Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. Maybe you’ll gain a glimpse of your next workplace?

Recruiting ProCess:

  1. In order to be READY TO RACE with your application documents, you need an informative cover letter, a resume and relevant certificates. You have therefore successfully negotiated the first turn.
  2. After a preselection phase of about one week, applicants will receive initial feedback. The next challenge awaits you: a personal interview with Recruitment and the respective department.
  3. You can impress us in telephone interviews, personal interviews, with work samples or at an assessment center – the selection process varies according to the area and position. It is also possible to get to know the orange world and your future team
  4. As a new family member, we will help you to feel “at home” as soon as possible. Once you arrive at KTM, you will get to know the different departments of the company as part of a guided tour during a “Welcome Day”. We stand on the grid together – to give you the best possible start.

THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE ENDLESS WHEN YOU’RE FEARLESS

The online application is always the first step and then our recruiting team gets into gear.If your questions haven’t been answered by our FAQs you can contact our recruiting team!

OUR RECRUITING TEAM


Johanna Iraschek
Recruiting Specialist
Vanessa Kainz
Recruiting Specialist
Stefanie LEEB
Recruiting Specialist
Diana RÖSSLHUBER
Recruiting Specialist
Viktoria Duringer
Team Leader HR Marketing
Franz FÜRK
Leader Apprenticeship
Anita Gradl
Apprentice Trainer
KATRIN STECHER
Recruiting for KTM Technologies
Elisabeth Leitner
Recruiting for Avocodo

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE APPLICATION?


If you can’t find the right answer to your question in the FAQs below, please feel free to contact Viktoria Duringer:
mail: viktoria.duringer@ktm.com
phone: +43 (0)7742 6000 317

Testimonies from applicants


​We believe that every question deserves an answer.


HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB? arrow

To adhere to the data protection directive while at the same time guaranteeing quick processing, we request that you only submit online applications using our KTM Career Portal. It allows you to upload your individually prepared application documents (cover letter, CV, certificates, diplomas, letters of recommendation, photo). You will receive an automatically generated confirmation mail if you have successfully completed the online application.

I AM INTERESTED IN SEVERAL JOB VACANCIES – SHOULD I APPLY FOR EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY AT THE SAME TIME? arrow

Please send us a separate application for each position you are interested in. We are then happy to check which position might be the most appropriate from our perspective.

HOW OFTEN ARE THE JOBS UPDATED? arrow

Our job platform is continually updated. This means that all jobs listed are still vacant, although the stage we are at in finding a suitable applicant will of course differ from position to position.

DOES KTM ALSO OFFER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS? arrow

We provide you with the opportunity to get to know our company during your summer vacation (July – September). The application period for summer internships is from the end of December to the end of March only. Please apply via our online platform under “Vacant Positions”. We shall notify you of any potential work opportunities by the end of April. Summer internships are possible in a range of specialist areas. Please specify the area which would interest you most in your letter of application.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE COMPANY AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES? arrow

KTM participates in career fairs on an ongoing basis. If you would like to talk to our company representatives, then our recruiting team looks forward to meeting you when you visit our career fair stand. Further information about the career fair dates is available here.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP? arrow

Put together your personal documents (resume with photo, letter of application and certificates) and go to “Vacant Positions”. There you can click on “Apply” for each detailed job description to access the online questionnaire and upload your personal details. You can also upload a speculative application for one or more jobs. You will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail as soon as you have successfully completed the online application.

IS THERE ALSO THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTENDING TASTER DAYS AS A GUIDE TO THE APPRENTICESHIP? arrow

From the 8th grade onward, you can ask our training manager for a voluntary, 3-day trial in our apprentice workshop. You can gain an initial insight into all technical and skilled trades.

WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN A GOOD APPLICATION? arrow

To apply for employment in our company, you will need a convincing cover letter, a CV and the relevant certificates, diplomas and letters of recommendation. Please ensure that your application also indicates which area you wish to work in.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT A RESPONSE TO MY APPLICATION? arrow

You will receive an automatically generated confirmation mail if you have successfully completed the online application. If we require additional information or documents upfront, we will contact you by mail or phone. After the first pre-selection stage (usually 1 week), we will give you feedback via phone or mail. With unsolicited applications it may take us three to four weeks.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE INTERVIEW? arrow

If you have enclosed all relevant information with the application documents already, then nothing else in particular needs to be taken to the interview. We look forward to meeting good candidates who are interested, motivated and ready to race!

HOW CAN KTM HELP ME TO PROGRESS ON A PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL LEVEL? arrow

Our KTM_academy offers a wide range of education and training opportunities. This includes training courses, workshops, seminars, meetings, conferences and inhouse training. In the KTM performance talk with your line manager your goals for the next year are defined. KTM offers you the necessary training to improve your skills and to set you speeding off on your race to the goal.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP? arrow

The open apprenticeship positions are published every year at the beginning of September, exactly one year before the start of the training. As soon as the apprenticeship positions have been filled, they are no longer online. The best option is to apply immediately in the fall. If you are interested in a commercial apprenticeship, we need your application documents by the end of November!

DOES KTM ALSO ACCEPT UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS? arrow

You are welcome to send an unsolicited application if you are unable to find a suitable position in the KTM Career Portal. But don’t forget to include the position/department you wish to work for.

HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS AT KTM WORK? arrow

The candidates who interest us most will be invited to take part in an initial telephone interview or a face-to-face interview. Depending on the position, it can be a process of 1-3 stages. Your recruiter will inform you about the details of the interview partners and the process that awaits you.

DOES KTM OFFER INTERNSHIPS AND A BACHELOR’S/MASTER’S THESIS PROGRAM? arrow

KTM regularly offers internships and opportunities for writing bachelor’s and master’s theses in cooperation with various departments. In most cases internships and degree theses are interlinked. Internships are often the first step on the path to a future career with our company. If you are interested in becoming a part of KTM after finishing the internship, we can discuss with you the possibilities of joining KTM. Specific job advertisements can be found under “Vacant Positions”.

WHAT BENEFITS DOES THE COMPANY OFFER? arrow

In addition to attractive initial and continuing education and training in the KTM_academy, flexible working hours and an employee canteen, KTM also offers a pension scheme and a range of discounts. Childcare opportunities, health promotion options (company doctor, occupational psychologist, participation in sporting events) and employee events are also available. Further information regarding our benefits is available here.

HOW MANY APPRENTICES ARE TAKEN ON AS PERMANENT EMPLOYEES AFTER THEIR APPRENTICESHIP? arrow

We offer permanent employment to about 98% of our apprentices after they have successfully completed their training. Due to our strong growth, the demand for apprentices is high. We offer you excellent long-term career prospects.

JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM

The questions you should ask yourself first are: Are you the right match for us and are we the right match for you? If you can answer both of these questions with a resounding YES then apply now!

APPLY NOW