Recruitment & selection process

How to apply imec the Netherlands

You can apply for a vacancy by using the 'apply now'-link on the bottom of the vacancy. Please insert your personal information preferably accompanied by your CV, certificates and references, if any. You will receive a confirmation of your application by email.

Screening of your profile

Your application will be screened by the Hiring Manager or Recruiter on your professional background and expertise. Within two weeks we will inform you about the outcome.


Acquaintance interviews

If there is a match, you will be invited for prescreening interviews focused on your cv and motivation. These interviews with either the Recruiter, the Hiring Manager or a Technical Expert can take up to an hour.


In depth interviews

If the first screenings are successful, we will invite you for in-depth interviews with HR, Technical Experts, the Hiring Manager and the (Program) Director. We might ask you to give a presentation about a pre-defined case assignment, or about your work too.


The interview with HR is focused on your personality and getting to know you better. To prepare for this round you will be asked to fill in an online personality questionnaire. The other interviews zoom into your technical abilities and how that fits with the position. When applying for a management position you may have to pass an external assessment.

Make sure you are prepared

Research our organization, our business, our technology and services. Just relax and be yourself. We're just as eager to meet you.


After this round we should be able to decide if you are the right candidate for the job. And we hope you'll know whether Holst Centre is the right company for you.


If you live abroad, we will arrange the in depth interviews via MS Teams first. If these interviews are successful, you will be invited to our office in Eindhoven for final face-to-face interviews.


Job offer

If you have successfully completed all the steps of the recruitment process and there is a mutual fit, you will be screened against for Export Control Compliance. After successful screening you will receive a job offer within five working days after informing you with the positive outcome.

How to apply at TNO

Of course everything starts with your resume and motivational letter. Make sure it looks good, suits the position you are applying for and your motivation is distinctive. You can apply via the application form for the relevant vacancy on Each job posting has a link to the relevant page.

Next steps

Currently the coronavirus (COVID-19) has the world in lockdown. Something that none of us have ever experienced. This is true for TNO as well. Over 3,000 of our employees work from home, among which many of our recruiters.

Most of our job interviews will be held through video calls for as long as the RIVM guidelines are in effect. The procedure generally will be in line with the TNO application process outlined in the job posting. Due to privacy regulations we can only actively interact with applications done via the application form on the TNO website. The concerning recruiter will inform you on the details of the next steps of the selection process. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

For more information on a career at TNO visit the TNO Career-page.