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Start your career with us!

With START IN, our BASF trainee programs, we will prepare you for your future professional tasks by way of challenging assignments, exciting projects and responsibility from the very first day. Every START IN program will be tailored to your individual needs. Contribute to your creativity, your passion and your pioneering spirit at BASF and start your professional career with us!


Chemetall, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has been operating as the global business unit Surface Technology of BASF’s Coatings division since 2016. We are a leading global supplier of applied technologies for the surface treatment of metal, plastic and glass substrates in numerous industries and markets. Our company is known for its quality products, innovative strength, on-time delivery, and excellent technical service.

What assignments can you expect?

Our trainee program will be designed in a flexible and individual manner so that you will be able to fully develop your talent, contribute your qualifications and optimally prepare for the future target position, which you will define in consultation with us. You can look forward to a large variety of professional challenges and exciting practical and project experiences in an interdisciplinary environment which will also entail working abroad. You will take on responsibility for your own assignments right from the beginning and familiarize yourself with four to five different business areas (e.g. different units in Research and Development or Global Segments). Experience the many facets of our company!

This is what you should bring:

You have successfully completed your diploma or master’s degree in Chemistry, preferably with a focus on coatings, polymers, metal surface studies, or formulation chemistry. You enjoy working autonomously and continuously developing the company further through your dedicated work. You have a confident manner and bring a high level of social competence, strong communication skills and enjoy teamwork. You have been able to gain first professional experience in the framework of relevant internships and you also have international experience. You are business fluent in English – knowledge of a second foreign language would be an additional asset. Mobility and flexibility should be second nature to you.

Your development opportunities

You can look forward to excellent career perspectives in an international industrial corporation and to a permanent employment right from the start of the trainee program. The dynamic work environment in our business unit will give you the opportunity to contribute and implement your own ideas and to actively help shape the future of Chemetall. You will be supported by personal mentors from the management throughout the entire duration of the program. Regular feedback sessions as well as extensive qualification measures will support you in your professional and personal development. Regular networking events will enable you to quickly establish new contacts – also with trainees from other group companies and locations.



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