Start your career on the right foot, with BASF

Imagine a life without chemicals. It’s not easy, as practically everything that we see, touch and taste is related to them in some way. Products manufactured by BASF and our business partners can be found in every aspect of day-to-day life, in items as diverse as automotive paint and toothpaste.

As the world’s leading chemical company, we work with our business partners to ensure our innovations make people’s lives better, while at the same time preparing BASF for the challenges of the future. You can play a part in our success now, by taking a sought-after apprenticeship at BASF Ballerup (Denmark), Sandefjord (Norway) and Hamina (Finland).

At BASF we offer you the opportunity to gain practical experience working alongside scientists, engineers and business specialists from a variety of different departments in interdisciplinary teams.

Do you want to show us what you’re made of. If so, we would love to have you as an apprentice at BASF. We are always looking for talented, interested students from a wide variety of fields.


At BASF Ballerup (DK), Sandefjord (NO), and Hamina (FI) we can offer you apprenticeships in a variety of different disciplines such as; process, maintenance, engineering, laboratory and warehousing.

Your apprenticeship does not involve you just watching what we do; you will be assigned tasks which helps you to embed your skills into the team. We take into account particular requirements of your apprenticeship qualification.

You have the relevant educational qualifications as required in the field of interest and required for the apprenticeship you are applying for, including Maths, English/Nordic language. You will have an excellent attitude towards safe working, excellent IT skills, effective communication skills and the ability to follow procedures with a methodical approach. You have the logical ability to solve problems in a timely manner and the ability to stay calm in difficult situations. 

Your responsibilities will vary depending on the apprenticeship you are taking. You will work within a dedicated and experienced team to develop your knowledge of the chemical industry. You will demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work as part of a team. You are self-driven and have an enthusiastic approach to work, a desire to succeed and a willingness to learn and listen. You have good time keeping and attendance record and must be able to carry out work in accordance with employer’s health & safety guidelines.

We are an employer who recognises and rewards your performance and where you can consolidate your strengths.

We offer you responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and “on-the-job” training as part of a committed team.

Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.