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.

You have completed your doctorate in chemistry or in a comparable natural science with above-average success? Or are you about to do so and looking forward to contributing your acquired knowledge to a company? In our 18-month trainee program, you will get to know the Research, Development & Innovation department in an international environment at various locations and actively shape the future of Evonik's portfolio.

We offer you:

  • Flexibility
  • Further development opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • International experience

You will be supported by experienced colleagues from the RD&I community. In addition, managers accompany you as mentors and you develop your technical and methodological skills on-the-job and off-the-job in workshops and seminars. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to get involved in a project on social and sustainable topics.

These activities are carried out together with other Evonik trainees.

During a three-month stay abroad, you can deepen your international skills.

We look forward to showing you what drives us and are curious to see what path we can take together.


Apply here!

The trainee program starts on October 1, 2023.

The application period runs until April 21, 2023. 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 comparable natural science with above-average success

Fluency in German and English

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

  • Flexible working time models  
  • Remote work  
  • Onboarding and mentoring programs  
  • Additional insurance   
  • Support for mental fitness   
  • Employee restaurants and food offerings 
  • Sports and fitness offerings
  • Support with childcare facilities, childcare subsidy, children's holiday program. 
  • Support services for care of relatives (e.g. leaves of absence).