Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for a job at de Bijenkorf?

You can apply via the 'Apply directly' button you see on a job posting. Don't forget to upload and submit your motivation and CV with your application. You will receive a confirmation of your application (note: it may end up in your spam box).

How do I know if my application was received in good order?

Once you have sent your application we will immediately send you an email confirmation to the email address you used to apply.

I want to respond to a vacancy but it is not (anymore) on the website. What now?

On the careers site all open vacancies are published. If you do not find a suitable vacancy, it means that it has been filled or temporarily removed from the website because of the many reactions or because interviews are already being held. By setting up a job alert you always stay informed and don't miss a job!

Can I apply for more than one position at a time?

Yes, it is possible to apply to multiple jobs at the same time.

How does the job alert work?

If you cannot find a suitable vacancy, you can sign up for the job alert. You then fill in your (basic) data and preferences so that we can send you a message immediately if we have a suitable vacancy for you.

Can I send an open application?

No, open applications are not possible at de Bijenkorf. All interesting vacancies are posted on our careers site. We recommend that you set up a job alert so that you are informed when a suitable vacancy becomes available.

I don't speak fluent Dutch. Can I apply for a job at de Bijenkorf?

In principle, the working language within Bijenkorf is Dutch and for many positions it is necessary to have a good command of the Dutch language, both verbally and in writing. In our e-commerce department, we do have positions where Dutch is not always required given the international nature of the department.

From what age are you allowed to work at de Bijenkorf?

From the age of 15 you may work at de Bijenkorf. You may perform light work independently during the day, outside school hours and during vacations. If you are 16 or older, you may perform heavier work and work more hours, including evenings.

I am unable to send an application or upload attachments. What now?

If you want to send us your resume and other attachments, please upload a txt, doc, docx or pdf file. We recommend that you use Google Chrome as your browser.

I want to reschedule or cancel my job interview. What is the best way to do this?

If you cannot make it on the appointed date or still waive the interview, you can contact the person with whom you scheduled the interview directly.

I'm looking for an internship. When is the best time to apply?

By February and September of each year, we offer internships to various departments. Internship vacancies are posted online around the end of May and the end of October. Don't want to miss a vacancy? Then set up a job alert.

What kind of atmosphere can I expect at de Bijenkorf?

Our mission is to be the most inspiring, surprising and creative department store in the Netherlands, where everyone can feel special. This guides everything we do, our buildings, brands, events and communications - and therefore also our employees. Our values ensure that we create an informal working atmosphere where everyone feels heard, safe and comfortable.

What is the status of my application and how long will it take for me to receive a response from you?

How nice that you have applied for a job with us. If you applied via our website and received a confirmation email from us, we aim to send you a response within 10 working days. After your application you will receive a confirmation from us, if you haven't received anything don't forget to check your spambox.

I don't have confirmation of my application. What now?

It may happen that your e-mail provider marks the mail from de Bijenkorf as junk mail/"spam. You may also have accidentally entered the wrong e-mail address on the application form. In that case, we recommend sending your application again.

Until when can I apply for a job opening?

As long as the job posting is on the website, you can send your application.

Can I respond to a job posting if I don't meet the criteria?

Yes, if you haven't quite mastered the required knowledge (yet) you can of course always try to apply. Our preference is of course for candidates who best meet the requirements set out in the job description. Would you rather wait for a vacancy that matches your skills and preferences? Then sign up for the job alert.

What does the application process look like?

Under each vacancy you will find the application procedure step by step. So you know exactly where you stand.

What happens to my personal data once I have applied?

De Bijenkorf does not retain personal data longer than necessary for the purposes for which they are collected or processed. De Bijenkorf uses different retention periods, depending on the purpose and category of data. You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy of the Bijenkorf.

Where can I read more about working conditions at de Bijenkorf?

Bijenkorf has laid down all its terms of employment in the collective bargaining agreement. You can find these under the heading 'About De Bijenkorf' and then 'De Bijenkorf CLA' on our careers site.

I have applied but want to change or delete it. Is that possible?

No, it is not possible to make changes or delete after submitting your application. Please contact the contact person of the vacancy or at [email protected] 

I am following a Vocational Guided Learning (BBL) program in the field of Wholesale or Retail, Commerce, Entrepreneurship or Sales. Can I apply at the Bijenkorf?

Yes, you can. The employment contract will state that you are following a Vocational Guided Learning program.

I'm going to graduate school. Does de Bijenkorf offer graduate internships?

Yes, that possibility exists. Each internship vacancy clearly states whether the internship offers graduation opportunities.

What career opportunities does de Bijenkorf offer?

Once you work with us, we think it's important that colleagues have room to develop. That's why we offer an extensive choice of training and development programs. We always look at what suits your personal desire and development and support you where we can.

Is your question not listed? Then send an email to [email protected]

Within de Bijenkorf, we strive to make everyone feel special, including our applicants. Bijenkorf therefore considers it important that the application process runs smoothly. If you do have a complaint, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. The Complaints Committee will then send you the official complaint form and de Bijenkorf Complaints Procedure.

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