Questions for graduates and job starters

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

You can create job agents in our European online application system. Please log into your candidate profile, select the item “Job Agents” and click on “Add”. After selecting the search criteria, please safe as job agent. You can now type in a name and select the frequency with which you want to be informed and click on “save”. Now your job agent is active. You can always edit or delete your job agents.

Please apply via our online application systems and use one single e-mail address. Candidates applying for a vocational training program in Germany or joint work/study program should go to the following link.

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.  As a result of the success we have had with personal interviews, BASF does not include assessment centers in its recruitment process.

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

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".

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

The BASF START IN program offers a wide range of challenging trainee programs for university graduates and young professionals with up to 3 years professional experience. Click here for more information.

Click here for information on the START IN BASF trainee program.

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

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

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.

For data privacy reasons, we ask for your understanding in that we cannot process one application for several positions.

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

All applications are processed irrespective of when they were received.

You can find all of our open positions worldwide via our global job search

As soon as you have applied for a position, you will receive immediately confirmation that we have received your application. Please ensure to complete your online application successfully by clicking "Send 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

It goes without saying that BASF is a "Fair Company". This means that we offer internships as a means of career orientation during your training course.

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.

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. The company has also signed up to the "More Bachelors and Masters Welcome" program. We welcome and endorse the new bachelor and master degree programs. BASF is constantly looking for qualified university graduates with an international and ambitious mindset from all subject fields and with all types of degrees.

The opportunities are the same for everyone. Your career progression and development will depend on your personality, your ability and your commitment. Irrespective of the position you take when you join our company, you can move between different areas of the business, and experience a wide range of roles, before opting to concentrate on a career as either a specialist or as a manager. We will provide you with all the training and support you need.

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.

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. All information on the application process can be found on our career sites.

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.

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. 

Unfortunately we do not offer a retraining program at BASF.

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