The application process

How can I apply for imec school?

You can apply by filling out the form on our website. You also have to upload your resume and write a cover letter in which you convince us of your passion for technics. 

When will I receive feedback on my application?

After submitting your application, the responsible recruiter at imec will contact you by e-mail about the futher course of your application. This will happen within two weeks after your application.

Can I postpone my participation in imec school to a later date?

It isn’t possible to postpone your participation. If you accept the job offer, this means that you’ll start the training program in September 2019. If you decline it and you want to participate in another year, you will have to re-apply and your application will be considered along with all the applications received in that year.

Can I apply for imec school if I already have some work experience?

Yes, it doesn’t matter whether you have work experience or not. The most important thing is that you are passionate about technics.

Is a technical degree required?  

No, we don’t ask for a technical degree, nor for technical experience. However, wedoexpect that you’re passionate about technics and we like you to prove it in your cover letter.

What does the application process look like?

imec school selection process


The training program

How long does the training program take? 

The training program will take 8 to 12 months. As of the first day, we give you a permanent contract. This means that after the training, you will stay as imec as an employee in our cleanrooms.

How many candidates will be accepted?

There are only 10 spots available to start the training program in September. The training and education of the candidates will be very intensive for our employees. In order to be able to provide a qualitative education, the spots are limited.

Where will the training program take place?

Most of the trainings will take place at imec Leuven, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee.  

Is the on the job training in shifts? 

Yes. As of the beginning, our colleagues will guide and train you on the job during their shifts. 

What does the shift system look like? 

The shift system exists of multiple shifts:

  • The early shift 06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • The evening shift 02:00 PM -10:00 PM
  • The night shift 10:00 PM - 06:00 AM
  • 1 weekend out of 4


Contract and salary

What kind of contract will I get?

You will get a permanent contract with an attractive salary package as from the start date of the program. 

What salary can I expect? 

You will receive an attractive and market conform salary package. The package consists of a base salary supplemented with shift premiums for the days working in shifts. On top of this salary you will receive several other benefits such as an interesting insurance package (hospitalization, pension, life insurance, long term disability), meal vouchers, social services (a company restaurant, ironing service, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops).

Above all, we offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment and you will work in an international and multicultural team. With your support, we will contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.

Do I get paid during the training  program? 

Yes. You will receive an attractive and market conform salary package as from the first day you start the training program. 


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