Questions for professionals

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 “safe”. Now your job agent is active. You can always edit or delete your job agents.

Please apply via our online application system and use one single e-mail address.

Candidates applying for a vocational training program 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.

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 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.

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

To prepare for an interview at BASF, you should familiarize yourself with the company BASF, as well as with the position to which you are applying. We will use the interview to get to know you personally and to learn more about your previous knowledge, experience, skills and interests. We would also like to give you an insight into the working world at BASF, our corporate culture and the diverse offerings at BASF. Please do not hesitate to ask!

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.

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.