We’re happy to receive your application. Interviews will be held via phone or videoconference until further notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to the frequently asked questions about your application.

We can imagine that you might have specific questions before, during or after you’ve applied for a job with us. For instance, about the process, your application itself or practical information. We’ve made a list of the most frequently asked questions below.  Click on the question and ‘drop down’ to the answer.

Job application

  • No. To comply with data protection legislation we do not process applications sent by email. The Rabobank.jobs website is the only channel you can use to send your application.

  • When you respond to a vacancy you automatically receive an email to confirm that your application has been received. The system only sends this confirmation if your application has in fact been received. If you have received this email, you can be sure that we will process your application.

  • No, not in every case. We look mainly at your skills and your general work experience. If you have skills which we specify for a particular job, do not hesitate to apply. For certain jobs, experience in specific professional fields is important.


  • When we receive your application, the recruiter and manager read your cv and covering letter. The manager decides whether to invite you for a first interview and informs the recruiter. You receive an invitation for a first interview from our HR support colleagues. After this interview the recruiter and manager discuss the next steps. If there is a positive outcome, you will be invited for a second interview.  In some cases you will also be asked to take an assessment. If we decide to offer you the job, the recruiter will contact you to make an offer. Once you have accepted the offer, we will start the screening process and also start the administrative process to get you started at Rabobank.

    *Please note that the application procedures may vary for some roles.
    If you have any specific questions regarding your application concerning the Young Professional Programs, click on this link or contact the recruiter in charge.

  • We aim to complete the entire process within 5 weeks (from job application to job offer). As you will understand, this will depend on your availability, that of the manager and other people involved in the process. After that, it takes another 2-3 weeks to complete the screening process and draw up your contract.

  • We start the screening process immediately after you accept the offer. It can take up to 10 days to complete the screening process. The timing depends mainly on how quickly your references send us their replies.

  • We understand that you are keen to know what’s happening with your application, but we, of course, have to treat everyone’s application in the same way. Which is why you can expect a response no later than  two weeks from the closing date for applications. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please contact the recruiter mentioned in the vacancy text.

  • That depends on the vacancy. We give the same careful consideration to all applicants. We continue looking for the right candidate up to the closing date for the vacancy and are very interested in receiving your application.

  • Like every other financial institution in the Netherlands, we will screen you before you start working for us. Our screening procedures apply to every employee who will perform tasks for Rabobank. The screening process is designed to find out if a new employee meets our standards of trustworthiness. You can only start work for us if your screening process has been fully completed with a positive result before your first working day.

  • If we have made you a job offer and you have accepted it and confirmed this acceptance, as far as we are concerned  you can resign from your current job. However, if you have doubts that you might not get through the screening process, then we would, of course, advise you to wait.

  • Your future manager will send you the contract when the screening process is complete. Naturally we aim to send you this contract before your first working day. But there are exceptions; for instance you may receive the contract after you start work if there is a very short period between applying for the job and the start date. But don’t worry, you are still very welcome!

  • For more information about why your application was rejected, you can contact the recruiter who dealt with your vacancy. Sometimes your application may be rejected even though you meet all the job requirements. In these cases, it could be that some applicants offered just that bit extra in terms of knowledge/skills or that their personality is  a better fit with the team they will be working in. It doesn’t mean that you are not suitable for the job in question. We certainly encourage you to apply again if you are interested in another vacancy.


  • If the manager will be at the job interview, you will be asked in advance to complete a form relating to any secondary activities. You will also be asked to bring your proof of identity and your diploma as proof of your highest level of education. We recommend that you read the vacancy carefully, think about some real-life examples using the STARR method and, above all, just be yourself!

  • We recommend that you wear something smart and professional that you feel comfortable in (business casual).

  • Please contact the HR portal colleagues at +31 (0) 30 216 44 46. They will be happy to help.


  • The email details and telephone numbers are shown in the vacancy text below the photo of our recruiters.

  • If you want to claim travel costs, please inform the recruiter. There is a form you can use to declare your travel costs.

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