Welcome Graduates!

Recent graduate or early in your career? BASF is a great place to jump start your career! Join us to make an impact.

The world needs solutions. We need you.

At BASF, we have several exciting routes into BASF. Our START IN trainee programs offer ambitious graduates an exciting entry opportunity for various careers. Whether business managers, engineers or natural scientists: we are looking for talent who stand out as a result of their personality and skills. Our trainee programs offer the perfect START IN the world of BASF.

BASF also offers two additional trainee programs: Top Start and Inside Automotive – a Global Rotational Program.

Our Top Start Program is offered to exceptional talents from either International Business or Engineering & Maintenance. INSIDE Automotive targets university graduates and young professionals who combine a passion for marketing and sales with a good grasp of and aptitude for technology.

Not interested in a trainee program? We also offer regular career opportunities for recent graduates! Right from the start, you do exciting work and assume responsibility for your own projects.

Whatever path you envision, BASF is a great place to build a rewarding and successful career. 

The START IN Engineering & Technology Trainee program was the perfect way to start my career. From day one, I have worked on exciting projects and have taken responsibility for important tasks. The variety of deployments helped me to build up a large and multidimensional network, as well as to understand the cooperation within the technical disciplines at BASF. I'm really looking forward to my next stop abroad. I've always wanted to work in a global company and I think it's great to have the chance to get to know the international BASF-environment.


Anna Lena Specht
Trainee START IN Engineering & Technology

START IN Engineering & Technology is a tailored Trainee program. It is a perfect opportunity to get to know the vast world of BASF and enhancing engineering knowledge by the close proximity to our production plants. Daily work involves all technical site services such as process engineering, construction and maintenance. My additional tasks lie in digitalization offering room to optimize processes and drive innovation. Project responsibility and individual contribution - a great overall package for the start of your career.

Tim Müller
Trainee START IN Engineering & Technology

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