Trainee Program in Research, Development & Innovation

In our trainee program, you will gain a comprehensive insight into the multifaceted world of research and development at a leading specialty chemicals company.

Our trainee program offers you a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the diverse world of research and development at a leading specialty chemicals company. 

Are you a Ph.D. graduate in chemistry or a related field with an above-average academic record? Or are you close to completing your Ph.D. and eager to apply your knowledge in a corporate environment? If so, our 18-month trainee program offers you a comprehensive understanding of the diverse world of research and development at a leading specialty chemicals company. 

You will have the opportunity to work in Research, Development & Innovation at various locations in Germany and actively shape the future of Evonik's portfolio.  

We offer flexibility, development opportunities, mentoring and international experience. 

Throughout the program, you will be supported by experienced colleagues in R&D and mentored by senior managers. You will enhance your technical and methodological skills through on-the-job training, workshops and seminars. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in a social and sustainability project with other Evonik trainees. 

To further develop your international skills, you will spend three months abroad.  

We look forward to sharing our passion with you and to seeing what we can achieve together.

The trainee program starts on November 1..

The application period runs until April 5. Please apply online with your complete application documents. For a complete application, please submit not only cover letter and curriculum vitae, but also employer and degree certificates and, if applicable, current transcripts of records from your studies.

Completed doctorate in chemistry or a related natural science with exceptional achievements 

Fluent in German and English language

After completing the trainee program, you will take on an attractive RD&I task such as scientist, project manager or lab head.

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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