The GFZ seeks to promote talent and facilitate career paths:
A core area of talent management at the GFZ is the support and encouragement of the next generation of scientists. Graduates with particularly good qualifications can work on their doctoral studies here and are supported by the centre in many ways. To ensure that conditions for doctoral studies are equally beneficial for everyone, please follow the guidelines for the completion of PhD projects within the Helmholtz Association and the guidelines for structured training of doctoral students at the GFZ.
Within the framework of our continued professional training programme, we offer language courses on an ongoing basis, as well as target-group oriented training as required.
Not all talented employees promoted by the GFZ want to or are able to stay with the centre long-term. Their professional development is being supported equally. Our guideline on fixed-term employment contracts ensures transparency for every career stage and optimum support by the management and the centre in general.
To select those employees with a long-term professional outlook, the GFZ has developed its own indefinite extension procedure. The guidelines drawn up for the indefinite extension of work contracts reflect two interests of the GFZ: the long-term loyalty of exceptionally skilled and motivated employees, and fairness with respect to all employees.