Recruitment & Selection process

How to apply?

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


TNO: Please click on the apply link to be forwarded to the TNO career website to apply.


Screening of your profile

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


Acquaintance interviews

If there is a match, you will be invited for two skype interviews focused on your cv and motivation. These interviews with the Recruiter and the Hiring Manager and/or a Technical Expert usually last 30 minutes each.



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 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 Skype first. If the skype 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 succesfull sreening you will receive a job offer within five working days after informing you with the positive outcome.



If you accept our offer and we agree on your start date, the contract will be prepared and send to you by email. After receiving the contract signed back, we will arrange your on-boarding to welcome you in the best possible way. For talent abroad: we will help you move to the Netherlands, making you feel at home more easily.


After starting your new job you will be invited for the onboarding program for new employees.


We are open and respectful to all talent from all countries, religions and cultures.



More information

Would you like to know more about applying at Holst Centre?  Please contact:

  • Imec the Netherlands, Recruitment at +31 (0) 40 4020 662
  • TNO, Recruitment at +31 (0) 88 8668 363