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Our application procedure

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

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.

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

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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 on our career page, you can use our online application system to apply. 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.

For positions at BASF Metals Ltd (London), BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd, and BASF Agricultural Specialities Ltd please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to or send your CV and letter to: HR Department, BASF plc, 2 Stockport Exchange, Railway Road, Stockport, SK1 3GG

In order to get a first view of your skills and capabilities we will review the details you have provided to us and compare them to the requirements needed for the role.

If we feel you meet the criteria we described in our advert, you will be invited to participate in a telephone interview with one of our colleagues from the European Recruiting Team so we can explore with you in further detail your skills, experience, qualifications and competencies.

The telephone interviews are part of the screening process for all positions except for BASF Metals Ltd (London), BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd and BASF Agricultural Specialities Ltd.

If your application is taken forward to the next stage, in order for us to get to know you better and for you to find out more about the role and BASF, you will be invited for a technical and competency based interview.

In addition, for some roles we also take an assessment centre approach which can include: psychometric tests including personality questionnaires, presentations work based simulations as well as a technical and competency based interview.

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.


Did you convince us? If so, welcome to the BASF team. We will work with you to support your transition into your new role.