Trainee Program START IN European Business Services

Boost your career: Our Berlin based trainee program for graduates with business focus.

With our START IN program in European Business Services, we are offering you a unique trainee program for bachelor's graduates. As part of your specialized training at our BASF Service Hub in Berlin you will get to know various areas and job roles, identify future areas of competence and actively shape your own career path. Be curious, be open and become part of our #TeamBASF in Berlin!

As an international competence hub, the #BASFHubBerlin bundles a wide range of services and solutions for the BASF Group throughout Europe. As a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, the world's leading chemical company, we provide and excel expertise in areas of: Human Resources, Communication, Finance, Controlling, Purchasing, Global Project Management, Supply Chain, Product Safety, IT & Digitilization. The success of our local site lies in our intercultural team diversity, our openness for digital change and our close partnership with internal and external customers. 


For START IN European Business Services we are looking for passionate talents with a study background in business, technical, social or human sciences. In addition to an above-average bachelors’ or optional masters’ degree, we place particular value on:

  • (very) good bachelor’s degree 
  • excellent language skills: e.g. English fluently (German optional)
  • first practical experience from internships (required)
  • a strong customer orientation
  • high motivation to communicate & collaborate
  • international experience & volunteering experience (optional)

During the 18-month trainee program, you will gain a wide range of insights into the processes and challenges of an internationally operating service hub and actively shape and create your own future skillset. Each START IN program - the Business Services as well as the Finance & Tax program - is tailored to your personal strengths and wishes with some selectable options.

As part of your training, you will get to know at least four different departments, learn and develop specialist knowledge and take on responsibility for your own projects. With an optional 3-month external station, like a deployment in another group company within or outside BASF Germany, you will expand your own BASF network and boost your intercultural competence. Through additional training offers and internal seminars, you will also deepen your personal and professional knowledge and regularly connect with other trainees at network sessions.

Together with your program manager, you develop an individual development plan right from the start, discuss development steps in regular feedback discussions and discover future potential and work areas. In all assignments, you will always be supported by a permanent contact partner and buddy of the respective unit. After a successful completion of the program, we offer you an open-ended specialist position at the Berlin location. The final target function and department will be revealed in the context of your final feedback sessions.