Your entry into the world of finance

Start your career in a World Class environment.


Are you interested in Finance, Controlling or Auditing? So are we! We offer you a perfect entry point for your career. Our START IN Trainee Program is the ideal position from which to take over responsible tasks right from the beginning and get an overview of different fields within the Finance, Controlling and Audit Community.

During this 18-month program, you will have the chance to gain an insight in our Finance, Controlling and Audit departments. You will get an intensive on-the-job training in a variety of subjects and develop a comprehensive understanding of unit-specific and cross-divisional tasks. From the first day on, you will undertake challenging jobs, especially project tasks. Your assignments during the program as well as your target position will be based on advanced discussion and mutual agreement.

For START IN Finance, Controlling & Audit we are looking for graduates with a Master´s degree or Diploma in Business, Political Sciences, Economics, Information Management or Industrial Engineering. Besides the academic qualification, very good German and English language skills and IT-skill in standard applications you impress us with your competencies in:

  • Capacity for teamwork
  • Intercultural competence
  • Effective communication
  • Entrepreneurship


Your winning personality helps you achieving your goals – also regarding your personal development.  

The program gives you the opportunity to get to know our organizational structure and to build up your own networks. Depending on your future goals and personal interests, you have the opportunity to spend time in one of the BASF Group Companies in Germany or abroad.

Right from the beginning, you will receive constant support from a manager acting as your personal mentor throughout the program.

In addition, you can further develop your personal skills and technical expertise via a wide range of seminars and joint networking events with other trainees. The combination of your commitment and our support will ensure that START IN is the ideal preparation for your future career!