Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still have questions? On this page, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about specialist and management career paths and the on-the-job PhD program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Specialist and Management Career Paths

In which fields is Manz primarily looking for employees with professional experience?
Manz is primarily looking for experienced employees in the engineering professions, particularly design, software and process development, and project management. But it goes without saying that we also happily give qualified and dedicated young people just starting their careers a chance.
Does Manz need managers?
Experienced managers who are dedicated and have a pronounced focus on results are absolutely key to the long-term success of a growing company like Manz AG. That’s why we promote our own employees with the right potential and interest to fill management positions, but also choose “external” candidates to fill them to continually bring fresh wind into the company.
Can I pursue advanced training at Manz internally?
Yes, that’s what we launched the Manz Academy for. Based on the company’s needs, the Manz Academy plans, organizes, and manages internal and external advanced training measures. In this context, we ensure that the training courses meet your needs exactly, and that the training is beneficial to both sides – you as the employee and Manz as the company. Usually our employees participate on their own time and, in doing so, demonstrate their interest in our advanced training measures. Managers and employees discuss and evaluate them in retrospect during the annual performance reviews.
As a company, moreover, we offer a wide variety of internal advancement opportunities in the form of specialist and management career paths.

Questions about the On-the-Job PhD Program

Who is the PhD program geared toward?
We are looking for college graduates that are excited about our vision “As a high-tech equipment manufacturer, our innovative solutions for selected growth markets create the foundation for a future worth living.” In addition, they must have earned their degree with honors, are highly motivated, and have the ability to conduct scientific research.
We fund technical pursuits in our areas of technological focus: automation, metrology, laser processing, wet chemistry, as well as roll-to-roll processes.
What are the prerequisites for entering the PhD program at Manz?
Generally speaking, you should already have found a PhD advisor. The fields of study that we are most interested in are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, and computer science.
Who does the PhD program offer?
You work on earning your PhD while simultaneously gaining professional experience participating in exciting projects. During this time, you will receive both financial and systematic professional as well as technical support. Being able to exchange ideas and “talk shop” with experienced colleagues from the industry is an added bonus.
What are the terms of the agreement?
You will receive a temporary employment contract for a period of three years with the opportunity to recommend yourself for a position after earning your PhD. Entering into an open-ended employment contract afterwards is explicitly desired by Manz.

Questions about the Application Process

What are the deadlines for applying to the PhD program?
You should apply for the program at least four months before you want to begin.
How does Manz prefer to receive applications?
You can apply using our online application form, by sending an email to, or by mailing us your application. We treat all applications equally regardless of which way you decide to submit it to us. We will send you confirmation that we have received your application within two days of receiving it.
Can I send an unsolicited application?
We publish a list of all available positions on our Job Listings page. You are also free to submit an unsolicited application which includes your desired area of activity/topic of our PhD project.
What does a promising application for the PhD program look like?
Please ensure that your application is complete. This includes a cover letter, a complete chronological résumé, your most recent supporting documents including a copy of your degree and, depending on your degree program, your transcript of records which contains your ECTS grade and diploma supplement. In addition, references of previous activities and jobs of any kind are desired.
What does a promising application for a specialist or management career path look like?
Please ensure that your application is complete. This includes a cover letter which includes your salary requirements and the earliest date you could start work with us, a complete chronological résumé, references from your previous employer, and, if available, a copy of your bachelor’s or master’s degree, craft certificate, or a certificate showing completion of a vocational training program.
Will my application be forwarded internally to other locations or divisions?
Yes, because every application is carefully examined by our HR department in coordination with our technical departments. Which means the more extensive and compelling your application is, and the more flexible you are with regard to the location of your workplace, the higher the probability is that your application will be successful.
How does Manz conduct the selection process?
If your application is selected on the basis of the documents you submitted, we will invite you to a personal interview with an HR representative and the supervisor from the respective technical department. As part of a second selection interview, you will often have the opportunity to meet with several coworkers and get an idea of what the job entails.
How can I prepare for my job interview?
Please carefully consider what you your skills are, what you expect from the position, what your professional goals are, and why you are a good match for the position you are pursuing and for Manz as a company. You are also welcome to write down questions beforehand that you want to ask during the interview.
What can I expect during the job interview?
When we invite you to a personal interview, you have already made it over the first obstacle – we liked what we saw in your application, and are interested in getting to know you better. Be honest and authentic and use the opportunity to truly determine whether the position and our company are a good fit for you. Because we are doing the same thing.