International Trainee Program for Innovation



  • Scope: Product innovation-related functions
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Three assignments at eight months each (minimum one international assignment and two in different business units)
  • Potential topics: Sustainability, alternative feedstock, composites, flame retardants


Studies/Work experience


  • (International) PhD from a recognized university with good/excellent results in chemical, polymer, or materials science or engineering
  • At least six months abroad (studies or internship)
  • Practical experience (internships; no more than two years on the job)
  • Proven openness to new experiences and challenges




  • Interest in technical and general management and strategic thinking, with leadership ambition and potential
  • Broad, open personality; team player
  • Courage and a proven drive for change




  • Excellent command of English; ideally, also German (not a prerequisite for employment); further language skills are advantageous



The application phase for our international trainee program for innovation is currently closed. The next application period is expected to start in early 2017.

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