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Ready to take the next step in your career? BASF is a great company to join – at any stage in your professional career. At BASF, we are continuously working on new products and solutions as well as on innovative technologies and modern production processes for a sustainable future. We are setting new standards with tailor-made solutions for our customers and securing our long-term business success. Join us to make an impact...on the world and on your career! Whether you work in Business, Production or R&D - there’s a place for you at BASF. The world needs us and we need you!

After my studies & PhD in business administration, I joined BASF in the TOP START program to get in touch with a variety of different placements in a short period of time. Ever since, I enjoy every day working with colleagues across the world to create value for business units and the company as a whole.

Keke Hiller

Head of Procurement Functional Raw Materials EMEA



Learn more about job opportunities for professionals

Are the positions advertised online up-to-date?

Yes. All positions advertised on our career pages are current.  The job postings are only removed once the positions have been filled.


Where can I find information on the latest job postings?

There are two ways to get information on new positions. You can either create job agents via the  BASF talent community. To do so, please register for our talent community and enter your search criteria as keywords and location directly underneath your personal data. You can now select the frequency with which you want to be informed and safe the job agent. In order to cancel the job agent, you can  log into the talent community and delete your job agent via checking the mark. You can always edit or delete your job agents.


How do I apply?

You can apply either on our online application system or e-mail or post us your complete application. The right-hand contact box includes all the details you need to apply.  Please only apply with one single e-mail address.


What elements are involved in the application process? Will I have to attend an assessment center?

BASF assesses candidates’ applications to decide which of the open positions they are best suited to.  The business unit in question then decides whether or not to invite the candidate to an interview day.  


The invited candidates then take part in several interviews with representatives of the technical unit and BASF recruitment staff.  BASF has found this approach to be extremely worthwhile – as one-on-one interviews offer an excellent opportunity to really get to know the applicant, and we consider personal impressions to be very important.  Over the course of the skills-focused interviews, we establish whether the candidate’s specialist knowledge and abilities tally with the requirements of the post.  The applicant also has the opportunity to meet future managers and colleagues.  


How many months in advance should I apply to a position?

The application deadlines vary for the individual positions. You can apply to a job posting as long as it is still advertised.


Who is my contact partner at BASF for my application?

Several BASF employees are involved in the application process and process your application which means we cannot name one specific contact.  Please address your cover letter with "Dear Sir or Madam".can apply to a job posting as long as it is still advertised.


How can I find out about the status of my application?

You can see the current status of your application at any time in your online application profile.


Does BASF offer trainee or entry programs for university graduates?

Depending on the location, there are different traineeships and starters functions. These vacancies are published on our job platform.


How generous are salaries?

Wages at BASF are in line with industry standards, and depend on the type of role and your personal performance.


Which other documents should I attach to my application?

You can find more information on which documents are required for the application process here


Can I use data that I have already provided BASF for another application?

Within Europe, you can use any data you have already saved in our online application system for other applications. If you want to apply in another region, you might have to register again. Our global job search will automatically redirect you to the right online application system. An overview of all systems can be found here.


Can I apply to several locations or for several positions at the same time?

You are welcome to apply to several locations or for different positions.


Will my applications be processed at the same time?

All applications are processed irrespective of when they were received.


I would like to apply to an international BASF location! Who should I contact?

You can find all of our open positions worldwide via our global job search. If you find an interesting position you will be forwarded to our BASF Talent Community, where you can create job agents to get news and information from BASF. Then, you will be forwarded to the regional online application system. An overview of the different systems worldwide can be found here.


Am I sent a notification once I have sent my application?

As soon as you have applied for a position, you will be immediately sent confirmation that we have received your application; If you apply online, please note that by clicking "Send application", you will effectively complete your application.

All data provided to BASF is handled strictly in accordance with German data protection legislation.  All candidate information obtained via our online application system, is treated in the strictest confidence and is used exclusively for staffing, recruiting marketing or talent relationship activities.


Am I sent correspondence by e-mail?

If you have given us your e-mail address, we prefer to send all correspondence by e-mail.


Can I postpone the date for my selection interview?

If you cannot take part in a selection interview, please contact our application hotline as soon as possible to arrange a new date, if possible.


Will my travel costs be reimbursed?

You will receive more information on the BASF travel cost guidelines when you are invited to an interview.


How do I get my travel costs reimbursed?

You will receive more information on the BASF travel cost guidelines when you are invited to an interview.


Do you prefer candidates who have previously carried out an internship or thesis placement at BASF?

When hiring people, we base our decisions on applicants’ specialist expertise and their personality. We look for an entrepreneurial mindset, a flexible attitude and good social skills. Naturally, an internship or thesis placement offers a great opportunity to make personal contacts at BASF, and to get a look behind the scenes.  This can be an advantage when applying for jobs further down the line.

This means that we offer internships as a means of career orientation during your training course.


What development opportunities are open to university graduates?

BASF is a company focused on technology. Our executives not only require management skills but also a broader vision for technology advancements and an instinctive understanding of global markets. Irrespective of the position you take when you join our company, or what degree you hold,  you can move between different areas of the business, and experience a wide range of roles,  before opting to pursue a career as either a specialist or as a manager: Job rotation and job enrichment are an integral part of your development at BASF.


Are graduate bachelors welcome to apply?

BASF has supported the Bologna process from the very start which was designed to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher education qualifications within Europe. BASF is constantly looking for qualified university graduates with an international and ambitious mindset from all subject fields and with all types of degrees.


What degree subjects do BASF need the most?

BASF welcome graduates from all degree subjects. When selecting graduate candidates, we base our decision on whether or not you have the right technical skills for the position, and also the right personal skills.


Can I apply for a doctorate at BASF?

You can find all of our open positions worldwide via our global job search. If you don't find an interesting position you can send us your unsolicited application via this link. Please specify the area you wish to focus on in your cover letter. 


How can I send an unsolicited application?

You can send an unsolicited application here. If you don't find a suitable position in our job postings, you can send us an unsolicited application.


Do you also accept applications from freelancers?

Unfortunately it is not possible to apply for a job as a freelancer. Should you be interested in a permanent or temporary position with BASF, please feel free to visit our global job search regularly to view the latest job postings. 


Does BASF also offer temporary and casual jobs?

You can apply for a temporary or casual job on our online application system.



Further Questions

If you have any more questions, please contact:

Telephone: 00800 33 0000 33 (toll-free international number)