Data protection

Festo Jobworld for applicants  

Festo Jobworld (which contains job advertisements and training opportunities) uses Festo’s data protection policy to provide you with information about the protection of your personal data in the context of the online application process. Additionally, this information tells you about the way in which your personal data is processed during Festo’s online application process.

Policy for using and processing your personal data

Festo processes and uses your personal information exclusively within the context of our Jobworld, with the aim of filling vacancies within the Festo Group. In this respect, we use your data to implement the application process and to keep you informed about vacancies and HR marketing initiatives. We will not pass your personal data on to third parties.

Festo processes and uses your personal data exclusively within the context of our online application process via Jobworld, with the aim of filling vacancies within the Festo Group. To this extent, we use your data to process online applications and to inform you about offers and staff marketing activities. We will not pass your personal data on to third parties.

You can apply directly for jobs advertised using our online application process in Jobworld. We do not accept speculative applications. You will have the option of viewing, deleting, blocking or unblocking your data at any time while you are carrying out your online application. Personal data is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Personal data is only collected by or transmitted to state institutions or authorities under existing legislation. Festo Group employees are obliged to maintain discretion and data secrecy in accordance with Section 53 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG; new legislation).

All personal data that you make available to us (CV, references, proof of qualifications, photo, job sought, etc.) is saved in your online application.

You have the option of automatically transmitting your application documents from cloud providers such as Dropbox or Google Drive. If you wish to do this, you will have to log in to your account with the respective cloud provider. Only the files that you select will be transmitted to Festo, in an encrypted form. There is no permanent connection with your cloud service user account.

You also have the option of getting relevant application data to be automatically extracted from your CV or social media profiles (XING, LinkedIn) and transferred to your application form on Festo Jobworld. Using this method, data relating to your education and professional experience is extracted using text analysis (CV parsing), whereupon it is encrypted and transmitted to the company Textkernel, based at Nieuwendammerkade 28A17 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1022 AB in the Netherlands. The results of this text analysis are then sent back to Festo in encrypted form and used in the application form. Personal data that has been saved by Textkernel is deleted immediately after it has been transmitted.

Your personal data is transferred in encrypted form via the internet and saved on the e-recruiting servers. Festo is committed to abiding by the points set out above, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Please contact us using the details specified below if you have any questions relating to the processing of your personal data during the online application process:

Festo, Esslingen-Berkheim location:

+49 (0) 711 347 3130 (training opportunities)

+49 (0) 711 347 4130 (job advertisements)

Festo, St. Ingbert-Rohrbach location:

+49 (0) 6894 591 7449 (training opportunites)

 +49 (0) 6894 591 7776 (job advertisement)


Personal declaration by the candidate

I hereby agree that any personal data that I make available – including information obtained from subsequent interviews, tests, questionnaires or references – may be saved, processed and used as part of the application process on Jobworld, part of the Festo Group. I declare that all of the information that I have given is up to date and truthful.

Furthermore, I hereby agree that when I register on Jobworld, my personal data may be stored and processed. If a vacancy arises that corresponds with my application and qualifications, my application may be passed to the relevant areas of the company and the appropriate HR and department heads in charge of the area of the Festo Group in which the advertised job is based. If the managers are interested in my application, I wish to be informed immediately so that I can apply for this specific job. I always have the option of withdrawing my application.

If my application is successful, my personal data may be revised, copied and saved for my personnel file. I will update my data with any changes voluntarily and immediately.

Keeping the data that I entered into the system up to date is my sole responsibility.

I have the right to access or delete my data at any time. I am aware that after deleting my data, I can only re-apply by registering on Jobworld again.

The provision and withdrawal of your personal declaration

By clicking on the field “I have read the privacy policy statement and agree to it” and ticking the box, you agree to this data protection notice. At the same time, you confirm that your “Applicant’s personal declaration” is correct and consent to the personal data that you have provided being stored and used.

If you are no longer interested in working for the Festo Group, go to the “Candidate profile” tab in your “Personal pages” and de-register using the “Delete profile” link. This will permanently clear all of your data.