Legal Trainee Program

Our 24-month Legal trainee program offers a comprehensive insight into the global tasks and activities of our Legal function.

You will gain hands-on experience in various practice areas and in national and international teams of experts and project teams, which will enable you to understand the working methods and processes of our legal department in a global corporation.  

Throughout the program, you will be supported by experienced colleagues from our legal organization and accompanied by a manager as a mentor at our locations in Germany (e.g. Essen, Hanau, Marl and Berlin) and internationally (e.g. Piscataway, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore or Dubai). 

What we offer 

  • Insight into all areas and tasks of our legal department, with a focus on Group Legal 
  • Work in a strong and global team 
  • Mentoring and opportunities for professional and personal development 
  • International experience 

Start building and expanding your network within our legal organization and across the Group from day one. This will lay the foundation for a successful career in the legal function! 

Together with other Evonik trainees from different functions and areas, you will have the opportunity to further develop your professional and methodological skills on and off the job in seminars and training courses such as project management or presentation training. You will also have the opportunity to participate in joint projects on social or sustainable topics.

Our trainee program in the Legal function starts on November 1.  

The application phase runs until April 5. Please apply online with your complete application documents. For a complete application, in addition to a meaningful cover letter and CV, please always include any employer and degree certificates and, if applicable, current transcripts from your studies and legal clerkship.

  • Completed 1st and 2nd state law exams with above-average results
  • Business fluent in written and spoken German and English, ideally developed through a stay abroad

After successfully completing the program, permanent employment is guaranteed.

With us, it's not just performance related pay, support for your personal development and professional qualifications that matter. Discover more benefits with us:  

Smart work Flexible working hours in the home office and office (up to 60% remote  depending on the area of application) - find the right model with us 

Working hours Standard 37.5-hours week and flexitime

Vacation 30 days vacation and additional vacation

Remuneration Above-average remuneration, profit-sharing and employee tariffs and discount campaigns 

Further development Promotion and further development through mentoring programs as well as the assumption of responsible tasks that prepare you for your future specialist or management position

Future Company pension scheme and long-term account

Health Health management with a wide range of offers. Promotion of the use of our in-house fitness studios as well as a wide range of sports and exercise programs

Food Healthy and balanced meals in our staff restaurants 

Corporate culture We promote an open culture with equal career opportunities for all employees in over 100 countries and focus on diversity as a success factor for greater creativity, innovative strength and sustainability

Family and career Support with childcare facilities, childcare allowance, children's holiday program and support services for caring for relatives (e.g. time off work)

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