A glimpse into Evonik in Europe
Evonik runs single production plants or complete sites in more than 10 European countries, including Germany, the home to our headquarters, Austria, France, the UK, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland, and Norway. Additionally, we have smaller branch offices across the continent. In Germany, Marl hosts Evonik's largest site in the world in addition to several other key production sites across the country and the headquarters in Essen.
The Evonik presence in Europe dates back to the 1840s when the Goldschmidt site was first founded. In the following one hundred and fifty years, several German industrial companies launched and merged to later form the two conglomerates Hüls AG and Degussa AG, which were eventually merged into one company and formed Evonik.
Known as the center of the old world, Europe offers a truly dynamic and multicultural life & work experience. The continent is divided into fifty countries with a total population of approximately 750 million people and benefits from a very well-connected rail and road infrastructure that makes moving across Europe as easy as traveling within one country. Europe is also home to some of the world's largest economies, such as Germany, the UK, France, Italy & Russia.
The ENGINEERS Powering Marl, the largest Evonik production plant in Europe
Voice over: Marl Chemical Park is one of the largest chemical sites in Germany and the largest Evonik site in the World.
Rafael: This site needs much energy—it is roughly the same energy demand of a city with 500,000 citizens.
Salah: We are both electrical engineers and work in a team to supply the chemical Site Marl.
Rafael: What you see behind is a green state-of-the-art switchgear. These innovative solutions are also enablers for green transformation and help us use energy in a more sustainable way, stable grid operation is absolutely necessary.
Salah: To ensure that electricity runs smoothly through our grid, it must be properly designed with reliable automation and protection systems. This is part of my job.
Rafael: Only together in a big and diverse team, we can operate and work on future topics.
We are hiring
We are looking for people to work in our global company. Are you in search of a job in Germany, Belgium, or France? Have you already had experience working in an international company? If your answer is yes, then maybe a job in one of Evonik Europe's office locations could be interesting for you. Evonik continues to receive multiple employers and HR excellence awards and has been recognized as a top employer in many parts of the world. At Evonik, we ensure that our employees are having a rewarding career in our company. We create a good working environment, work-life balance, and offer a competitive salary.
Do you think that you may be the right candidate to complement our team? Evonik offers many benefits, including work-from-home possibilities and a dynamic international environment. For more information about any program or jobs available at Evonik, explore our opportunities section or search our jobs.
You can also contact us directly or fill out our contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Evonik is headquartered in Essen, Germany, and has multiple production sites and offices across the country. In addition to Germany, Evonik has sites and offices all across Europe, with a prominent presence in Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Portugal, the UK, Luxemburg, Poland, and Slovakia.
Due to the size of the Evonik operations in Europe, we hire many people with different skills and professions across the continent to serve production, sales, research and development, and administrative functions. You can find out more about the different types of opportunities for students, recent graduates, and experienced professionals in our opportunities section.
You can contact our applicant help line: 0800 2386645 (free of charge, within Germany) or from outside Germany +49 201 177 4200 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CET). Please send any technical questions to email@example.com and describe the technical problem. Remember that applications sent to this address will not be considered in the application process.
Basically, in all segments, as well as in the service units, the Corporate Center, and at all sites throughout the world. We deploy interns in various projects and make use of their skills to develop and implement new topics. Based on the work of the company, we especially look for chemistry, engineering, and economics students. Are there special intern programs or limitations as regards the number of internships? There is no fixed number of internships. To ensure that you can carry out practical activities during your internship and be involved in ongoing projects, the number of internships is based on the requirements of the departments. In our business and service units as well as in the Corporate Center, you will work on tasks and projects that are individually structured and, if possible, can already be completed during your internship.
Relocation support depends on the individual case and the business requirements for the role that you are applying for. Please discuss the options with your hiring manager or a member of the talent acquisition team during your interview process.
Most countries require a special visa if you are planning to work there. However, it is important to note that many countries in Europe are a part of the Schengen area, a zone where 27 European countries, abolished their internal borders, for the free and unrestricted movement of people. This means that if you are from a country that is a part of the Schengen zone, you may not require a visa to work in another country in the same zone. Our local site managers and their assistants can help you find out what the regulations are for their specific location.
It is always a good idea to speak the local language of the country you plan to live and work in. However, this is not always required at Evonik since English is the main business communication language in all our locations.