Calderys is a leading global solution provider for industries operating in high temperature conditions. The Group specializes in thermal protection for industrial equipment with a wide range of refractory products, and advanced solutions to enhance steel casting, metallurgical fluxes and molding processes.

As an international business with a presence in more than 30 countries and a strong footprint in the Americas through the brand HWI, a member of Calderys, we offer our employees a world of opportunity.

With a legacy of over 150 years, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, we continue to shape our future through teamwork, customer-centricity and a proactive mindset. We are the vital partner of all high temperature industries and our purpose places sustainability and innovation at the heart of our business. It reflects our reason for existing: to support our customers building a better world through sustainable solutions.

Our values are a driving force in this purpose: We are tenacious, accountable, multicultural and authentic.

In our company, performance is recognized and learning is promoted. Our services and solutions depend upon the expertise and commitment of our employees. So we ensure that they have the scope and opportunities to develop their potential within a diverse, inclusive and collaborative setting. It is an environment for people to grow, where every day is a new day and more exciting than the last.

Our values are a driving force in this purpose: We are tenacious, accountable, multicultural and authentic..

This is a 6-12 month Internship role

We have a fantastic Intern opportunity in our People Team based in Neuwied, Germany. As a People/TA Intern you will have a focus on recruitment, you will play a crucial role in supporting our Talent Acquisition team in identifying, attracting, and hiring top talent for our operations in EMEA with a specific focus in Germany and France. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of HR and Talent Acquisition while contributing to the growth and success of our company.


Job Posting and Sourcing:

  • Assist in drafting and posting job descriptions on various job boards and social media platforms.
  • Proactively source potential candidates using online databases, social media, and professional networks.

Screening and Interviewing:

  • Review resumes and applications to identify qualified candidates.
  • Conduct initial phone screenings to assess candidate fit and interest.
  • Schedule and coordinate interviews with candidates and hiring managers.

Candidate Management:

  • Maintain and update the applicant tracking system (ATS) with candidate information and recruitment progress.
  • Ensure timely and professional communication with candidates throughout the recruitment process.
  • Assist in creating a positive candidate experience by providing support and feedback.

Market Research:

  • Conduct research on recruitment trends and best practices in Germany and France.

Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative support to the People/TA team, including preparing reports and presentations.
  • Assist in organizing recruitment events, such as job fairs and campus recruitment activities.

Compliance and Documentation:

  • Ensure recruitment practices comply with local employment laws and regulations in Germany and France.
  • Assist in the documentation and filing of People-related paperwork.

Work Council Collaboration/Support:

  • Assist in preparing for regular meetings with the Local Work Councils (mainly Germany).
  • Help in drafting and reviewing documents, agreements, and communications related to Work Council activities.
  • Support the HR team in ensuring compliance with legal requirements and company policies in collaboration with the Work Council.
  • Maintain accurate records of all Work Council interactions and agreements.
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of relevant documents and reports.
  • Support the administration of employee-related policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in recruitment and talent acquisition.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English; proficiency in German and/or French.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other recruitment tools is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.