Trainee Programs at BASF


Our trainee programs for young talents.

Our programs TOP START, START IN und Inside offer ambitious graduates an exciting entry opportunity for various careers. Whether business managers, engineers or natural scientists: We are looking for young talent who stand out as a result of their personality and expertise, and who want to face new career challenges.

Our trainee programs offer the perfect start into the world of BASF. Right from the start, you do exciting work, occupy a variety of positions, and assume responsibility for your own projects – all geared to your target position.


What else can you expect?

  • Support and advice from a mentor
  • Professional and social integration by colleagues in your unit
  • Quick integration from networking events and informal meetings with all START IN trainees
  • Varied range of seminars

Find your perfect trainee program

BASF SE − Ludwigshafen/ Rhine-Neckar Region

START IN Engineering & Technology

START IN Environment, Health & Safety

BASF Limburgerhof - Limburgerhof / Rhine-Neckar Region

START IN Trainee Regulatory, Sustainability & Public Affairs


BASF Coatings - Münster

START IN Coatings Chemistry


No, there are no fixed start dates. Our trainee programs start flexibly and are based on your individual availability. You can apply for open positions at any time.  

We offer trainee programs at the following locations, depending on availability:

  • BASF SE − Ludwigshafen/ Rhine-Neckar-Region
  • BASF Services Europe GmbH – Berlin
  • BASF Coatings − Münster
  • BASF Lampertheim − Lampertheim/ Rhine-Neckar-Region
  • BASF Limburgerhof - Limburgerhof / Rhine-Neckar-Region
  • BASF Schwarzheide - Greater Area Dresden

Yes, it is possible to apply for several locations or trainee programs at the same time. You can find our available trainee programs on our job search page.