How can I apply at de Bijenkorf?            
You can apply through the 'Apply now' button that you see for a vacancy. Do not forget to upload your motivation and resume and submit it with your application. You will receive a confirmation of your application in your inbox (note: it may end up in your spam box)

What is the status of my application and how long will it take to receive a response from you?
Thank you for applying at de Bijenkorf. When you have applied through our website and received a confirmation email from us, we aim to respond to you within 10 working days.

How do I know if my application has been received in good order?      
When you have sent your application, we will immediately send you an email confirmation to the email address you applied with.

I have no confirmation of my application.         
It may happen that your e-mail provider marks the mail from de Bijenkorf as unwanted mail / 'spam'. It could also be that you accidentally entered the wrong e-mail address on the application form. In that case, we recommend that you resend your application.

Until when can I apply for a vacancy?  
You can send your application as long as the vacancy is on the website.

I want to respond to a vacancy but I cannot find the position on the website.
All open vacancies are published on the career site. If you do not find a suitable vacancy, this means that it has been filled or has been temporarily removed from the website because of the many responses or because interviews are already being held. By setting a job alert you will always stay informed and you will not miss a vacancy.

Can I apply for multiple positions at the same time?    
Yes, that's possible. Have you found more than one vacancy that you want to apply for? It is possible to respond several times.

Can I respond to a vacancy if I do not meet the criteria?             
Yes, if you have not (yet) mastered the required knowledge completely, you can of course always try to apply. Naturally, our preference goes out to candidates who meet the requirements set in the vacancy text as closely as possible. Would you rather wait for a vacancy that completely matches your skills and preferences? Then please sign up for the job alert.

How does job alert work?          
If you cannot find a suitable vacancy, you can sign up for the job alert. You then fill in your data and preferences so that we can send you a message immediately when we have a suitable vacancy for you.

What does the application procedure look like?
You will find the application procedure step by step under each vacancy.

Can I send an open application?             
Open applications are not possible at de Bijenkorf. All interesting vacancies are on our career site. We recommend that you set up a job alert, so that you are informed when a suitable vacancy becomes available.

What happens to my personal data once I have applied?          
De Bijenkorf does not store personal data longer than is 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. Read more about this topic in the Privacy Policy.

I am not fluent in Dutch. Can I apply for a job at de Bijenkorf?
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 character of the department.

Where can I learn more about the terms of employment at De Bijenkorf?        
De Bijenkorf has laid down all its terms of employment in the Collective Labor Agreement. You can find this under the heading 'About de Bijenkorf' and then 'de Bijenkorf CAO' on our career site.

I have seen a vacancy and have questions about it. How can I contact the recruitment department directly?  
Do you have a question or comment and would you like direct contact with our recruitment department? Please send us an e-mail. Our mail address is linked below.

I am unable to send an application or upload attachments.      
If you want to send us your resume and other attachments, it is best to upload a txt, doc, docx or pdf file. We advise you to use Google Chrome as a browser.

From what age can I apply at de Bijenkorf?      
You can work at De Bijenkorf from the age of 15. You are allowed to independently perform light work during the day, outside school hours and during holidays. When you are 16 years of age or older, you can perform heavier work and work longer hours, including in the evening.

I have applied but want to change or delete it. Is that possible?            
No, it is not possible to make changes or delete changes after submitting your application. Please send us an e-mail in this case. Our mail address is linked below.

I want to reschedule or cancel my interview.   
If you are unable to attend on the agreed date or if you decide to cancel the interview, you can contact the person with whom you have scheduled the interview directly.

I am going to graduate. Does de Bijenkorf offer graduation internships?           
Yes, that possibility exists. For each internship vacancy it is clearly stated whether the internship offers graduation opportunities.

I am looking for an internship. When is the best time to apply?              
As of February and September each year, various departments offer internships. The internship vacancies will be 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 career opportunities does de Bijenkorf offer?     
Once you have started working for us, we think it is important that colleagues are given the space to develop. That is why we offer an extensive choice of training and development programs. We always look at what fits your personal wishes and development and support you where we can.

What kind of atmosphere can I expect at the Bijenkorf?
Our mission is to be the most inspiring, surprising and creative department store in the Netherlands, where everyone can feel special. This is a guideline for everything we do, for our buildings, brands, events and communication - and therefore also for our employees. Our values ​​ensure that we create an informal working atmosphere where everyone feels heard, safe and comfortable.

If you still have a question or remark please contact us via

Within de Bijenkorf we strive to make everyone feel special, including our applicants. De Bijenkorf therefore believes it is important that the application procedure runs smoothly. If you do have a complaint, you can send an e-mail to The Complaints Committee will then send you the official complaint form and de Bijenkorf complaints procedure.