How do I apply for position at EIT Climate-KIC?

To apply for a position at EIT Climate-KIC, please visit our Careers page and browse through the available job openings. Click on the desired position to view the job description. Follow the outlined steps to submit your application.

What should I include in my application?

Ensure your application includes a well-crafted CV in English highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and qualifications. Some positions may also require a cover letter or additional documents, so be sure to review the specific requirements outlined in the job posting.

Can I apply for multiple positions?

Yes, you can apply for multiple positions if you believe you are qualified for them. However, we recommend tailoring each application to the specific job requirements to showcase your suitability for each role.

The role has closed before the apply-by date indicated in the job advert. Does this mean I can no longer apply for this role?

At EIT Climate-KIC, our commitment is to give each application the careful consideration it deserves. We often receive an overwhelming response to our job posting. In order to maintain a fair and thorough assessment process, we occasionally find it necessary to close a job posting once we have received a sufficient pool of qualified candidates.

This decision allows us to dedicate ample time to reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and ensuring that every candidate is thoroughly evaluated. Closing the job advert once we receive a sufficient number of candidates, even if it is several days before the apply-by date indicated in the job advert, ensures that we can provide each applicant with the attention and consideration they deserve. We mention the same in our job adverts.

This means that once the role is closed, you can no longer apply for this role. We aim to be fair to everyone and do not consider making exceptions.

What happens after I submit my application?

Once your application is received, we will carefully review your qualifications. If your profile matches the requirements of the position, you may be contacted for an initial screening or interview. We inform all applicants of their outcome, not just successful ones.

This may take up to 1 month, so please be patient with us as we’re a small team.

It's been more than a month since I applied for the role, and I haven't heard anything yet.

Sometimes, our Talent Acquisition Business Partner gets overwhelmed with the number of open roles, sometimes the hiring team needs to prioritise other matters over interviews. In any case, please feel free to email us at recruitment@climate-kic.org if you haven’t heard from us in over a month since your application.

What is the interview process like?

The interview process at EIT Climate-KIC generally involves 2 rounds. The first interview lasts about 45 minutes and is based on the technical aspects of the role. The second interview lasts about 60 minutes and is capability-based as per our Capability Framework. The specific process may vary depending on the position. Details will be communicated to you as you progress through the recruitment stages.

Is there an opportunity for career growth at EIT Climate-KIC?

Absolutely! We are committed to fostering the professional development of our employees. Opportunities for career growth, training programmes, and mentorship initiatives are integral parts of our company culture. We have an established promotion process to ensure fair and merit-based promotion opportunities within the company. We also have a Resourcing Decision Group that helps teams find the best internal matches for upcoming roles and helps our employees make lateral moves within their area of interest within EIT Climate-KIC.

Does your company offer internships or volunteer positions?

We are currently working on an internship process by partnering with Erasmus+. Any internship opportunities will be on Erasmus’s page as well as our Careers page. For internships outside of Erasmus, we currently do not have any framework in place. We will look at those on a case-by-case basis as it will involve an agreement with your current university and the needs of our organisation. In any case, unless mentioned on our Careers page, we are not looking to hire interns.

Regarding volunteer positions, while we value and recognize the importance of volunteer work, we believe that there may be other non-profit organizations with missions that align more closely with volunteer engagement. By directing potential volunteers to organizations whose primary focus is on volunteer contributions, we hope to maximize the positive impact that can be made within our community and beyond.

Additionally, our stance on fair compensation for labour plays a significant role in our decision. We firmly believe that all individuals should be fairly compensated for their time, skills, and efforts. This approach is grounded in our commitment to ethical labour practices and ensuring that the contributions of our team members are appropriately acknowledged and rewarded.

Some organisations you can reach out to about volunteering include Cradle2Grave, Terra.do and Managers Without Borders.

The job advert mentions remote position, but I don't see my country in the list of locations.

We have a legal presence in only certain countries which means we can only hire and pay salaries in those countries. Furthermore, for some roles we may require candidates to be based in certain locations for better collaboration with our stakeholders (internal and external). Hence, we can only hire in the countries mentioned in the job advert. For those countries mentioned, if the role is remote, the candidate can be based anywhere in that country.

Does EIT Climate-KIC sponsor work visas?

Unfortunately, we do not sponsor work visas. We are not legally registered to be sponsors and we require that all applicants be able to work without requiring any visa sponsorship from EIT Climate-KIC.

Where can I find out more about what is it like working at EIT Climate-KIC?

At EIT Climate-KIC, we pride ourselves on fostering a work environment that values collaboration, flexibility, and personal growth. Here’s a glimpse into what it’s like working with us:

a. Remote-First Philosophy:
We embrace a remote-first culture, understanding that productivity and innovation thrive in diverse environments. Whether you’re working from the comfort of your home, a local café, or one of our offices, we believe in providing the flexibility you need to do your best work.

b. No Micromanagement:
We trust our team members to excel in their roles and empower them to take ownership of their projects. We value autonomy and encourage our employees to bring their unique perspectives and ideas to the table.

c. Continuous Learning Opportunities:
Your professional development is a priority for us, and we provide resources and support to help you stay ahead in your field.

d. Flexibility in Schedules:
We accommodate the diverse needs of our team members. Maybe you need to pick up your kids, go to the dentist or finish early for a concert you want to attend. We expect that you arrange this with your team to avoid any clashes with work commitments. We focus on results, allowing you to balance work commitments with personal life. Flexibility also includes part-time work – currently about 18% of our employees work part-time.

e. Work-Life Balance:
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential for long-term success and happiness. We encourage our employees to prioritize their well-being. We believe that a balanced life contributes to creativity, innovation, and overall job satisfaction.

f. Inclusive and Collaborative Culture:
Diversity is at the heart of our success. We celebrate and embrace differences, fostering an inclusive and collaborative culture where every voice is heard. We have a Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) employee group that works hard to ensure that we challenge ourselves to walk the talk.

g. Recharge Break:
The whole company closes down in the last week of the year so that everyone can truly switch off. This is on top of your annual leave allowance and local public holidays.

h. 5 Additional Days for Personal Development
We are passionate about continuous learning and want you to be able to take the necessary time off dedicated to your professional growth. Whether it is a training course or a seminar, the choice is yours – you have 5 days per year to spend on your growth.

i. 90 Days Working from Anywhere
As long as it’s from a similar time zone and 80% of daily working time overlaps with the rest of your team (what we call the “80/20 rule”), you can request to work from any country for up to 90 working days per year.

j. Gender-Neutral, Paid New Parental Leave
We provide a supportive and inclusive framework for our colleagues to take time off to bond with and care for their new-born or adopted child. We also support employees with family caregiving responsibilities. In jurisdictions which only offer limited paid time-off, EIT Climate-KIC will top up the paid time-off entitlements to enable parents to have at least 16 weeks off on full pay in case of the birth, adoption or fostering of a child.

k. Personal Leave
We recognize the significance of providing employees with the flexibility to address important personal circumstances that may arise. This includes, but is not limited to, bereavement, marriage/divorce, and moving house.

You can get a sample of what life at EIT Climate-KIC is like by following our LinkedIn page and taking a peek at our LinkedIn Life.

Does EIT Climate-KIC consider applicants with special needs?

Yes, we make reasonable adjustments to our interview process and work environment to ensure that everyone is able to work to the best of their abilities. If you have any special needs (either neurodiverse or physical), please let us know what is needed for you to be able to bring your best to EIT Climate-KIC. The sooner we know, the better prepared we can be to receive you.

Do you accept open applications?

Our recommendation is to apply for a specific role and not send an open application. The reason is it’s quite possible your open application gets unintentionally overlooked when we open a role as the candidates come flooding in. If you don’t see a suitable role on our website, it’s because we are not hiring for those skillsets at the moment.

Is English the company language?

Yes, English is our working language. Don’t worry if you feel that you are not that fluent in English. We don’t judge anyone on their ability to speak perfect English, all that we ask is that you are able to communicate with your team members and get your point across effectively.

What are the salary ranges for the roles? The job advert does not mention them.

At EIT Climate-KIC, we take different factors into considerations when calculating salaries: country-specific benchmark, years of experience, capability level of the role, the scarcity of skills, and internal equity. Our goal is to ensure that all employees are compensated fairly, with salaries typically falling within 80-120% of the midpoint of salary ranges displayed below. We also have annual salary reviews and a promotions process where we evaluate our employees’ capability levels and salaries.

Country Foundation Intermediate Advanced Alchemist Currency
Austria 45,500 63,100 95,000 131,800 Euro
Belgium 48,200 65,800 97,200 132,800 Euro
Denmark 417,500 554,700 791,500 1,051,800 Krone
France 34,400 49,200 76,900 109,900 Euro
Germany 48,500 66,400 98,300 134,500 Euro
Italy 31,700 46,200 73,700 107,200 Euro
Netherlands 45,000 63,600 97,600 138,400 Euro
Poland 85,100 144,400 279,500 474,200 Zloty
Slovenia 20,900 33,900 58,400 83,400 Euro
Spain 31,600 45,900 73,200 106,300 Euro
United Kingdom 30,400 45,000 73,200 108,200 Pound