Tips for Applying
Making applying easy – the top 11 most frequently asked questions
To make it as easy as possible to apply for a job at Transval, we wrote this handy list of tips. In the list below, you can find the most commonly asked questions regarding our application process.
How do I apply for a job at Transval?
The vacancies can be found on our website and you can apply for a job by submitting an application via the website. If there is no suitable vacancy, we recommend sending us an open application. All vacancies are not always announced on the website, so an open application may pay off. We go through the applications daily! Remember to tell us as much as possible about the kind of work you are looking for and at what times you are available for work.
Do I need to have a forklift operator’s card to work at Transval?
Not having a forklift operator’s licence does not prevent you from working for us. One of the main goals of the recruiting process is to find the right person for each job. Our units provide training for machine operators and forklifts are not needed in all jobs.
What type of education is required for different tasks?
Applicants do not need to have a logistics degree, although that would of course be very beneficial if you aim for a career in logistics. The requirements vary for different positions and they are described in the job advertisements. Logistics degrees cover the basic warehouse processes and the use of machinery. But most of all, we appreciate a good attitude and the desire to keep learning. Transval also provides logistics training for its employees, both internally and through co-operation with various schools, in order to support their skills and development.
What kind of jobs do you offer?
We operate in all areas of internal logistics. Each employee’s tasks depend on experience and include several types of warehouse, terminal and packaging work. The most common types of warehouse work are collection, sorting and packaging.
What type of skills or experience could be helpful?
For some jobs you need good physical fitness, so that is of course helpful in all warehouse positions. Being proactive and reliable will always take you far!
What is a good application like?
A good job application includes information on what kind of work you are looking for, in what area and what kind of hours you can work. In addition to the tasks themselves, the work hours in each unit vary, so the more you tell the recruiter about your wishes and availability, the easier it is for them to find a matching job. Focus on providing relevant information about yourself. We receive a lot of applications and are more likely to contact you if you have taken the time to tell us about yourself and your skills.
Remember to include all of the requested information – it’ very important from the recruiter’s point of view!
What kind of questions should I be prepared to answer in the interview?
When preparing for an interview, it’s good to consider at least the following questions:
What do you expect from your new job? What plans do you have for the future? What have you learned from your previous experiences?
The purpose of the interview is to get an idea of the applicant’s skills, expectations and motivations. You do not need to be nervous about the interview, the goal is to chat about the job in question in a relaxed atmosphere.
What happens after the interview?
The recruiter that interviews you will also let you know when you can expect to be contacted. We will always let you know how your application process is progressing.
I have sent Transval an application. When can I expect an answer?
Each job advert includes the deadline for applications. Once you have sent an application, the best thing you can do is wait for us to contact you. We will let all applicants know how the application process is progressing. If you send us an open application, there is no deadline. In this case, we will contact you when a suitable position is available.
How can I be sure that my application has been received?
Once the application has been sent, you will receive an e-mail notification to let you know it was received. In addition to the notification, you will receive log-in information for our system, through which you can update your application and personal information at any time or apply for other jobs.
What should I bring with me to the interview?
It’s always a good idea to bring your earlier certificates of employment and school certificates. They help you prove that the information in your application is correct. And of course, a positive and open attitude makes for a pleasant conversation!
Send your application!
Are you the perfect next member of the Transval team? A large number of logistics professionals work in different positions at Transval. For us, the most important thing is that you have a positive attitude towards working. If the current vacancies are not what you are looking for, send us an open application!
Go to the Vacancies page to send an application