Frequently Asked Questions
At what point do you contact my references?
This depends on the job opening. When we want to contact your references, we will always ask your permission first. Indeed, we are obliged to do so.
Is it possible that I will have to move for a position because you have branches in Heerlen and Amsterdam?
The chance of that is small, but when you are asked to do so, it is up to you to decide whether you agree with this or not. If you are prepared to move you will receive a moving allowance.
How do you facilitate travel between branches and any overnight stays?
You can claim your mileage: € 0.31 per kilometer. This is made up of € 0.19 net and € 0.12 gross. If you use public transportation, you can make use of APG’s Dutch National Railways (NS) Business Card. Overnight hotel stays that are work related will be reimbursed by APG.
Is Dutch nationality mandatory/Can I apply from abroad?
You may have a foreign nationality. We have international positions within APG Asset Management. For most positions you must have a good command of the Dutch language (both spoken and written).
Is it also possible for me to work abroad?
We have two branches abroad: in New York and Hong Kong. These are small business units, specifically focused on Asset Management for the local market. It does happen that Dutch employees go and work there, however, this only happens sporadically.
How do I know whether a job opening is still available?
When the job opening is no longer accessible online, the position has been staffed or the job opening has been dropped.
A few days ago I saw an attractive job opening on werkenbijapg.nl, but it is now no longer listed among the job openings.
Unfortunately this means that job opening is no longer available and it is therefore no longer useful to apply for it.
I saw a job opening, but I am no longer able to find it while the closing date has not yet expired.
In that case the job opening was probably closed prematurely due to internal changes or a high response rate.
I have not heard anything about my application. What should I do?
After the closing date we reply to the job applicants within a few days. If no closing date was specified, you can expect to receive a reply within a few days after submitting your application. Of course you can always phone, e-mail, chat or contact the relevant recruiter through social media.
Who should I contact for questions?
You can always phone, e-mail, chat or contact one of the recruiters through social media.
Do you file my information?
Yes, your information is filed for one year following the last contact. You agree to this when you submit your application. If you object to this you can indicate this to one of the recruiters.
How do I find out why I was rejected?
If you were not invited for an interview you will receive an e-mail with an explanation. If you attended an interview you will receive an explanation by telephone.
Why has this job opening been listed online for such a long time?
If a job opening is listed for an extended period of time this generally means that we are looking for several candidates with the same profile.
I did not receive confirmation of receipt. What now?
When you apply via our website you will receive an automatically generated confirmation of receipt. If you did not receive this confirmation, something has gone wrong. It is then best for you to contact one of the recruiters.
I work for a recruiting and selection/secondment/temporary employment agency and I have an ideal candidate for you. What should I do?
APG occasionally uses agencies with which we have already established close contacts for staffing permanent positions. It is therefore not useful to contact us about a potential new partnership.
Can I call you to obtain more information about a job opening?
You can always phone, e-mail, chat or establish contact with the recruiter listed under the job opening through social media.
I have a profile of a candidate who is a perfect fit for your position. Can I submit it to you for consideration?
We do not accept CVs submitted without obligation from agencies. We would be pleased to accept candidates that are submitted under personal cover from within our own network.
How long does the application procedure take?
This differs by job opening. Our aim is to complete the procedure for the candidate within three weeks in accordance with the job application process. For the complete process click here.
Can I also e-mail my CV?
Our preference is for you to apply via our website werkenbijapg.nl. If for some reason this is not possible, you can e-mail your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens to an unsolicited application?
Each application is reviewed to determine whether there are opportunities within APG over the short or long term. When a recruiter sees that there are opportunities he/she will submit the application to one or more departments and/or schedule an orientation interview. If there are no immediate opportunities, you will receive a rejection notice by e-mail. Your CV will in any event be kept for one year. This one-year term is in accordance with Dutch law. If there is no further contact during this year, your application will be destroyed.
Do I qualify for the reimbursement of my travel expenses as an applicant?
This is possible, depending on the travel distance.
Can I apply, even though I do not meet the requirements of the position?
We recommend that you do not apply for the job opening in that case. Are you nevertheless hesitating? In that case contact the recruiter mentioned in the job opening in order to inform yourself about your suitability.
Am I entitled to take training/courses?
We encourage employees to continue learning and developing in their profession and personally. We jointly prepare a Personal Development Plan with associated actions such as work arrangements and training. This way we review your opportunities and possibilities on an ongoing basis.
What type of people work for APG?
We employ many different colleagues. The things we have in common include our motivation, perseverance, passion and drive. Entrepreneurial and solution-oriented. The level of education is primarily at the level of higher professional education (HBO) and university (WO).
Do you have any other questions?
Send an e-mail to email@example.com and you will receive a response within 5 working days.