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Our application procedure

We are convinced that diversity makes our company more successful and more attractive. Therefore, we are looking forward to your application, without regard to gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disabilities or worldview. 

If you’d like to know more about our selection process, click on the respective step you are interested in below.

Are you looking for your dream job? Have a look at our global job search for interesting vacancies worldwide.

Talent Community

Become a member of our global Talent Community to stay informed about suitable positions and relevant news about BASF. If you want to stay updated on interesting jobs, you can receive newly published vacancies by our job agent. The global job agent can be activated via our Talent Community or you use our European online application system to set up your job agent.

Once you have found a position that interests you in our global search, you are redirected to one of our regional online application systems. Here you have the possibility to create your own profile and upload your CV and cover letter and any references. You will need about 15 minutes to create your profile. You found more than one interesting job? Please apply online for up to three positions only. If you submitted your application you will instantly receive a confirmation per mail. 

Did you not find your ideal position? Then feel free to send us an unsolicited application for a specific country and an operational area.

In order to get some first impressions of you during the screening process, we review the information that you provided us in your CV. In addition to you professional qualifications, we are especially interested in:

  • Your educational and professional determination
  • Your commitment e.g. in social, athletic, musical or cultural endeavors
  • Your intercultural interests or experiences
  • Further education / qualifications, awards or grants

In Germany, for selected positions like our rotational programs, the preselection is supplemented by an Online Assessment.

When do I receive a feedback?

Your application will be examined individually and upon a positive assessment will be forwarded to the relevant business/functional unit. We aim to give you feedback on your application within two weeks. Since multiple parties are involved in the selection process, in some cases it can also take longer.

Telephone Interview

Have you peaked our interest? Then the next step is to set a date for a telephone interview with one of our colleagues from the European recruiting team so that we can gather some first impressions about who you are and what skills you have to offer. We will also of course be pleased to answer any questions.

If you convinced us during the pre-screening process, you will be invited to a personal interview day. Your interview day is primarily focused on getting to know you better and giving you the chance to meet potential colleagues and get an idea of how BASF operates as an employer.

If you won us in a personal talk, we will contact you via phone and talk with you about the further procedure. We have an attractive total offer which consists of a competitive salary and appealing additional services. You will have many opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills at BASF.

How long does the whole application process take?

In general it takes 2-3 months between a candidate sending the application and receiving the job-offer. The length of time is however influenced by a number of factors and varies depending upon the job posting. For example, finding an interview date can sometimes be complicated since many people are involved; or perhaps you have applied especially early – as a result the process can also take longer.


Welcome to BASF! With our program for new employees we want to ensure that you are quickly able to gain a foothold and feel like a real member of the BASF team. Thus, you will be able to contribute your strengths from the moment you arrive. We appreciate your fresh perspective and your individual contribution.

Read more about our Welcome to BASF! program.