Frequently asked questions

Can I apply for more than one role?

You can apply for up to two roles at the same time (or at any time within a rolling six-month window). When we review your CV or application, we also consider you in the context of all our available positions. So, if we don’t think you’re quite right when it comes to the role or roles you applied for but there’s another one open that might fit you well, we’ll also consider you for the latter role by default.

I applied last month and, after completing some tests and interviews, I wasn’t selected. Can I reapply?

If this is the case, we ask that you wait at least one year before you apply again for a similar role. This gives you time to develop new skills and gain more experience so that you can blow us away next time around.

I’m interested in working for Bending Spoons, but I don’t have any experience. What do you recommend?

We recommend you don’t self-reject—apply anyway! Many outstanding Spooners join us without any experience.

I’d love to work at Bending Spoons, but I don’t see an open role that fits my skill set. Do you accept general applications?

Unfortunately, we only accept job applications for open positions. Please keep an eye on our website for a full list of openings.

I received an email telling me that Bending Spoons won’t be continuing with my application. Can I have some feedback?

While we recognize how frustrating this is for you, we currently offer feedback only to applicants who reach the latter stages of our recruiting process.

I’ve been invited to an interview. How can I prepare?

Interviews vary across roles, but if your recruiter hasn’t provided you with specific information on how or what to prepare, then no prep is needed on your side. The first interviews tend to be behavioral—we want to learn how you behave in a range of familiar and unfamiliar situations. Otherwise, they’re aimed at assessing your general problem-solving skills. Either way, you don’t need to do anything special to prepare unless specifically told otherwise.

What are the application deadlines?

It’s rare for us to set an application deadline—and when we do, it’s stated clearly on the job description. If the role is listed on our Jobs page then we’re continuing to accept applications for it, and we encourage you to submit yours promptly.

I’ve got an interview coming up, and am in need of assistance or an accommodation. What should I do?

We’re committed to giving assistance or making the necessary accommodations to all those who may need them, such as people with disabilities. Just let us know about your situation by contacting us at accommodations-ext@bendingspoons.com.

How does the recruiting process work?

It can vary according to the role. Still, our recruiting process generally starts with a resumè screening, then successful applicants are invited to take a few tests, before moving on to the interviews phase. The process can take anything from a few weeks to a few months to complete, and the whole thing is done online. For more details, check out the Bending Spoons Recruitment Process document.

I’d love to relocate to Italy, but would need a visa. Do you sponsor it and support relocation?

Absolutely! We’re happy to sponsor visas for new Spooners in need, and our People Administration team will be in constant contact to make sure the process goes smoothly. We also provide extensive support for relocation to Milan, including help with finding suitable accommodation and paying the rent for your first three months with us. Many of our positions are also remote-friendly, so it should be possible to get started even if the visa takes a little while to come through.

What’s your policy when it comes to part-time working?

It’s generally not a problem if for a few months you need more time off than usual. For example, lots of Spooners work part-time with us while they’re studying. We ask our interns to commit to at least 20 hours per week—but they have a lot of freedom as to which hours and days of the week they choose to work.

Are your internships paid or unpaid?

All Spooners, including our interns, get paid competitively.

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