Working for Willke

Did you play with excavators and trains as a child as well? We turned our passion into our profession and built a successful and future-oriented family business with the Willke Group. Since we are now active throughout Europe and are constantly growing, we are always looking for additional skilled colleagues. And this is where you come in.

Career Chances

Whether it’s in our headquarters or on the track: our employees are our capital and great people need to be encouraged. Period. For this reason, every committed colleague has lots of opportunities to develop his or her career with us. For example, through further training as a welder or similar professional developments.

Heavy equipment

Not only our colleagues are putting horsepower on the track every day: Our machine park covers almost every single heavy machine needed for railway construction. And by “heavy” we really do mean heavy. Whether our own tamping machine, ballast plough, two-way excavator or our beloved locomotives – every day we work with what almost every child used to dream of.

Who we need

We are looking for people who take action. It goes without saying that our colleagues have no problem getting their hands dirty when helping to do things properly. For security reasons alone, lone wolves are of no help when it comes to these tasks – teamwork is very important to us in all areas. Especially on construction sites, we need people who are also willing to work at night and on weekends. It goes without saying that there will be days off during the week – many colleagues see those days as a great advantage.

5 reasons for Willke

Reason #01

Successful, growing family business in the 2nd generation

Reason #02

Modern and powerful equipment

Reason #03

Well payed positions with many additional benefits

Reason #04

Reliable team that is “welded together”

Reason #05

FFurther education and training opportunities


Anything unclear? We have collected the most frequently questions (including their answers) here:

Can I choose where I am going to be deployed?
Yes and no. As a family business, we always try to respond to the wishes and needs of our employees. However, there is never a guarantee when there is acute need on the track.
What are the working hours?

Here too, we naturally try to respect the individual wishes of our employees. As work is mainly done in shifts, the working hours vary greatly.

Are there holiday, night and weekend allowances?

Yes, in accordance with the building collective agreement: night work 20%, Sundays 75%, public holidays 200%.

Is it possible to work part-time?

If you apply for a job at our headquarters, this is certainly possible. On the building site itself, this will be more difficult, but please do not hesitate to contact us!

What graduation certificate is required?

That depends on the job. You will find the respective requirements in the job advertisement.

How many days of vacation are there in the beginning?

In accordance with the collective building agreement, 30 days.

Can I do an apprenticeship at Willke?

Unfortunately, not yet. However, we are currently working on changing that.

I don’t live close by – can I get paid for the journey to the interview or can it take place via Skype?

From 100 kilometers upwards, we pay for the train ticket for the journey to the interview (2nd class). Of course, a job interview via Skype is also possible. Just contact us for more information.

How long do I have to wait for a reply to my application?

First of all: there will always be an answer from us. Whether you are accept or not. However, depending on the workload, number of applicants and urgency, in exceptional cases it can take up to two weeks before we get back to you.

Do I get my uniforms and equipment provided completely?

Of course you will receive all the materials you need for your work.


Are you interested in a job with us? Or you would like to apply immediately? Simply send us an email to or get in touch directly with the contact persons in our office in Wittorf:

Hauptstraße 50, 21357 Wittorf, Phone: +49 4133 – 2134-0

Application tool

We are not looking for poets and philosophers, but for people who can take action! That’s why here you have the opportunity to answer a few of our questions and apply directly. Cover letters and all your documents are not that important in the first step (but of course possible). So: Don’t hesitate and apply!