Angelina Stürzenberger is the HR Specialist at Wölfel. In a conversation with her, you can learn all about our job vacancies, the application process, talents, and much more regarding your opportunities with us.

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Hello Angelina, you work in human resources. What was your path to Wölfel?

I've been working at Wölfel as an HR specialist for about two years now. I initially studied business administration for my Bachelor's and then specialized in human resource management for my Master's.

I saw the advertisement for a job at Wölfel and it really appealed to me because it was clear there would be a lot of autonomy and the opportunity to drive my own projects. And yes, now I am a very happy employee in the HR department.

Typically, there are two interviews. When we receive an application, we first review the documents. That takes up to two weeks. After that, we forward the application to the relevant department. If it's decided that the candidate might be a good fit for Wölfel, we conduct a first interview focused on getting to know the person, seeing whether he or she fits in with us and the company and, of course, understanding his or her strengths and interests.

If after the first interview we feel that the candidate is a great fit, we conduct a second interview in which we dig deeper, discuss contractual matters in more depth, and ask detailed questions. Mr. Pankoke always attends second interviews because they are important to him ...

Yes, exactly. Our CEO is present because he wants to get to know all the new colleagues.


Our principle is that we don't want to just post job openings; we're really looking for talents who fit in with us. If, for example, someone looks through the job ads and realizes there isn't a suitable position currently listed but they find Wölfel interesting as an employer, I really encourage them to submit an application.

Many of our colleagues applied without specific job postings. In the first interview, we look at their interests and where their skills could be applied within our various departments – so we actually build the position around the candidate. We don’t publish fixed job ads because often we add a number of tasks to the job based on the candidate's actual interests.



It's very important to us that application documents be complete, that is, we look for clear, well-structured résumés that may even include the candidate’s past positions and main responsibilities. A cover letter is always appreciated. Transcripts and certificates are also important to give us an overview of an applicant’s skills and experiences.


We're always open to answering questions about positions when candidates ask – some even call us – especially when it comes to unsolicited applications, or if people aren’t sure if their field of study or background fits with Wölfel. We take the time to answer all types of questions, of course.


You would reach my colleague Elke Gernert. She can answer your questions about the application process or let you know the current status of your application.


He meant that at Wölfel you're not just a number, you're seen as a person. The work atmosphere here is fantastic, very, very team-oriented. There are no lone wolves; everyone here likes to collaborate and achieve things together as a team. This sense of community is strongly embedded in our company culture.

If you have problems, there are always people to talk to. At Wölfel, you're never alone – you always have great colleagues by your side. I think that's very important because you spend a lot of time at work, and it's crucial to be surrounded by people you feel comfortable with. During interviews, this is one of the most important aspects we consider – that the candidate fits into the team well.

First and foremost, we are looking for people who are interested in vibrations, structural mechanics, and acoustics. That's the basic requirement; you need to be intrigued by these topics.

But also, we look for people who can work independently, like to take responsibility, and enjoy challenging tasks. We also hire administrative staff, but mainly people with technical backgrounds – candidates who completed STEM studies or vocational training in the field, for example, technicians. There's a wide variety of academic backgrounds or vocational training paths, such as electrical engineering, that fit with us.

We also have physicists and mechanical engineers, and people with degrees in business studies. The range of backgrounds of our employees is vast, too much to cover here. As I mentioned, the most important thing is that you have an interest in this field.

When we post a job, it might be specifically for one location, let’s say Höchberg. But I encourage anyone who finds the job interesting or likes Wölfel as an employer to apply, regardless of location. We always take each applicant's individual situation into consideration. Sometimes people can’t relocate, for example, for family reasons. We then try to find solutions, and we've even established locations for employees who are a good fit. We're very committed to making it work.


We're always very happy to receive applications from entry-level professionals and we hire a lot of people to fill diverse entry-level positions. We look for people who are truly interested in the field. Of course, as an entry-level professional there's a learning curve, and we always assign a buddy who helps integrate and train new hires gradually. This support helps them feel secure in their project work, allowing them to take on more responsibility. We strongly promote this skills development.


Yes. Gathering knowledge about Wölfel beforehand can be helpful. There's a lot of information available about the various departments at Wölfel. In your motivational letter, you can also write about which area of work you're interested in at Wölfel. This always helps because the company has an incredibly diverse structure.


Thankfully (laughs).


Oh yes, definitely! Laughter is always part of our interviews, and it's very important to us. We always aim for a pleasant atmosphere during interviews because it's about getting to know each other and determining if we're a good fit.