Are there any questions? We are happy to answer them.

We are pleased that you are interested in a career at SGL Carbon! Here you will find our answers to frequently asked questions.

There are still open points? We look forward to your feedback.

How do I apply for a job?

In our job market, you can use the keyword search and filter function to find your desired job. If you find an interesting job, click on "Apply now" and complete the application form. If you already have a profile, you can log into it and complete the application.

How does the application process work?

You find all information about our application process here.

Are paper applications possible?

We strive for a positive, contemporary user experience, as well as the highest possible quality and fairness of personnel selection. For this purpose, our IT-based recruitment process is indispensable. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you send us your application via our online job portal.

For whom is my applicant data visible and how long is it stored?

We take the confidential handling of your data very serious. You find all details on data protection in the privacy policy stored in your candidate profile. This must have been accepted before your personal profile is created.

During the application process, you can set the visibility of your candidate data in your profile and adjust it at any time. You have the choice of making your data available to all recruiters worldwide, to recruiters in your country or exclusively to recruiters responsible for the position. In addition, your applicant data will be made available to the managers responsible for the position.

Your application data will be stored for six months after completion of the application process. An exception is made for positions that are advertised in the US, where the legal retention period is three years. If you initiate the deletion of your profile in the system or request us to do so, the data will be deleted automatically within 24 hours. The same effect occurs if you revoke the privacy policy at a later stage.

I recently applied for a job. When will I receive feedback on my application?

Once we have received your application, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement of receipt. However, we need some time to review your documents, as we have to coordinate with the respective departments. We therefore ask for your patience. You can check the status of your application in your profile at any time. To log in to your profile, please follow this link and click on "View Profile".

How does the selection process usually work?

The duration of the application process and the number of interviews depend largely on the position for which you are applying. Usually we conduct two interviews. The first meeting is primarily conducted virtually via MS Teams. In a second interview, we usually invite you to the respective site, of course in compliance with current hygiene regulations.

How do job interviews work?

The focus of our interviews is on mutual exchange. We want to get to know you personally as well as professionally and also give you room for your questions. Your motivation and the background of your vita are just as important to us as your professional expertise.

How do I dress appropriately for an interview?

We do not specify a dress code for a job interview. However, we recommend that you pay attention to a well-groomed appearance and appropriate attire with regard to the target position - both in a face-to-face and in an online interview.

I have already applied, but I need to make changes to my application documents. Is that possible?

You can update or exchange your documents within your candidate profile at any time. To log in to your profile, please follow this link and click on "View Profile".

Can I also submit a speculative application?

We recommend that you always take a look at our current vacancies first. If there is no suitable position in the job market, you can send us a speculative application. Please use only the following document for this purpose. Please note that a speculative application is only possible, if you have not yet created a profile. If you already have a candidate profile, please apply for advertised positions.

Can I apply for several jobs in parallel?

Yes. When you apply for the first time, a personal profile is created, which you can access at any time with your log in data and make appropriate adjustments. You can use this profile to apply - even in parallel - for one or more positions in our company. To create a profile or log into it, follow this link and click on "View Profile". 

I am no longer interested in a job. What shall I do?

If you are no longer interested in a position, we recommend that you withdraw your application in your personal profile. To log into your profile, please follow this link and click on "View Profile".

Can I apply for a job abroad?

Our job market is filled with vacancies in real time and we look forward to receiving your application at our locations in Germany, Austria, USA and China. Please note that some positions are only available in the local language. Therefore please make sure to change the language on our career page if necessary to see vacancies in other countries. 

I have questions about the job, but I can't find a personal contact in the job posting. What can I do?

Within our job advertisements we often do not name a personal contact. Our recruiting team will of course contact you after receiving your application and will be happy to personally answer your individual questions about the role.

If you have any questions in advance, please feel free to contact us!

Who can help me with technical issues?

If you are experiencing technical issues, please feel free to contact us. If you have difficulties with a specific application, please ideally include the job title.


If you would like to find out more about an advertised role or have a general inquiry regarding a career at SGL, please get in touch. Please send us targeted applications via our job market. For speculative applications, please only use the form under the following link Speculative Application (

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