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The recruitment process

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Rigorous, fair, transparent

For each position, we look for candidates from inside the company and through public hirings.


We consider it very important to inform employees about the vacant positions and this way offer them career opportunities. Dependind on the position, recruitment procedure may include interviews, task management and testing. When making the final decision, we consider candidate’s competence and suitability of the organization's culture.

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1. Specify position and advertise

Line managers specify requirements for a particular position, including job-specific responsibilities, competencies and academic qualifications, as well as any other relevant information.

HR creates advertisements that are posted on our website. If there is a need, additional advertisements are published in local newspapers and job search portals (CV Keskus, CV-Online).

Candidates apply online via the ABB's homepage.

2. Initial selection

HR evaluates applications and reviews candidates who have registered with ABB previously. Profiles matching the requirements of the advertised position are chosen for the next step.

3. First interview

Candidates participate in an initial interview, either on the phone or face to face. In addition to discussing your experience and qualifications during the first interview, an HR representative assesses competencies required for the job and checks for an overall cultural fit with the organization.

We thoroughly train our recruiters and all employees involved in recruitment to select candidates objectively and in line with our recruitment principles.

4. Second interview

Short-listed candidates are called in for a more in-depth discussion, during which the hiring manager assesses technical competencies required for the job.

We then inform applicants whether or not they have been successful within a reasonable time frame.

5. Job offer

When making an offer, we follow these steps:
  • The hiring manager and HR agree on the terms and conditions of employment. 
  • Academic and professional qualifications are verified. 
  • After the candidate's explicit permission is obtained, references are checked with current and previous employers.
  • We also obtain medical clearance, including a drug test.
  • We offer the job to successful candidates.

6. Hiring and onboarding

Before officially joining the company, new employees receive onboarding material including the ABB Group Code of Conduct. They have to read it, and declare that they understand and will adhere to it. After that, employment contracts can be signed.

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