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Tips for applications

You want to apply, but are not sure how to do it? No problem. With our tips on applying for an apprenticeship to become a qualified carer, we show you how to submit your application quickly and successfully.

In our search window, you can choose up to three care establishments. If you don’t know where your nearest AWO facility is, simply enter a post code and we will show you where to apply. Then all you need to do is choose a senior citizens‘ care home or mobile care service.

We would of course like to find out a little bit about you. In the Message window, you can tell us a about yourself. You can use the questions in our template cover letter (in German) to help you.

A typical application consists of a cover letter, a CV and certificates. If you want to get fast and positive response from us, we recommend submitting an application that is as complete as possible. Our templates will give you an idea of what to include! If you are short on time, you can submit your application without these additional documents.

Use our to make sure you have filled in all the fields and have all the optional documents. Then simply upload the documents. If anything is missing, the care establishment you have applied to will get in touch with you.

When you have filled in all the required fields and uploaded your documents, please answer the security question. Done? Then click on „Submit application“.


Now that you have submitted the application, it’s time to think about the interview!

You’ve been invited to an interview? Congratulations! In the interview, we hope to get to know you a little better and find out more about you. If you are unsure about what to expect, then take a look through our tips for a successful interview.

Before the interview:

  • Have you spent some time finding out about the care establishment and had a look at their website?
  • Think carefully about what to wear. You don’t have to wear a suit, but you shouldn’t turn up to the interview in sweatpants either.
  • Take a look through the standard questions that are often asked: Why did you apply for this role? Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Why do you want to do this apprenticeship? What are your strengths? And your weaknesses?
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the interview is due to start. If you arrive late, it makes a bad impression.

During the interview:

  • Be sure to switch off your mobile phone.
  • Greet the interviewer by shaking their hand.
  • Be friendly and answer all the questions honestly.

After the interview:

  • Thank the interviewer for their time and wish them a good day.
  • Make it clear that you would be very pleased if you are accepted.

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