BASF Graduate Trainee Programme 2014

We are the world’s leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for
our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matters to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Our BASF Graduate Trainee program in South Africa will immediately beg in preparing you for future assignments at BASF by giving you challenging tasks, exciting projects and responsibility. Every Trainee program is tailor-made to fit your specific talents. Bring your creativity, passion and pioneering spirit to BASF and start your professional career with us.

What you can expect:

During this 2 year program, you will have the chance to gain insight into our Procurement, Agriculture and Coatings divisions. BASF offer you an opportunity to participate in a structured program of skills transfer and international exposure in the specified fields. They offer Trainees the opportunity to develop skills on the job as they are trained in the hands on knowledge and techniques required for the various divisions. From day one, you will take part in challenging tasks, especially in projects. Your assignments during the program as well as your goals will be discussed and mutually agreed upon.

What BASF expects:

BASF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from suitably qualified individuals from designated groups.

You have a degree or diploma with excellent grades in Marketing Management, Plant Pathology, Agronomy or Business Studies or a comparable subject. Beyond this, you have very good English language skills and are able to communicate with people across all levels. You must convince BASF with your excellent ability to work in a team, display of passion and drive as well as an interest in the fields mentioned above.

What BASF offers:

From the very first day, the BASF Trainee Program in South Africa will support your further professional development as a specialist or manager. You will have the opportunity to learn about your own skills and to grow personally. Beyond this, you will be able to integrate quickly into the company, thanks to a wide range of networking events and seminars as well as continuous support from your personal mentor.

Expect to be surprised by the exciting range of career opportunities at BASF.

How to apply

Send your application accompanied by a CV, and certified copies of qualifications and ID by email to

Or in writing to:

BASFHoldings South Africa

PO Box 2601

Halfway House


Reference Number to use when applying: TP_FAPEPR05092013

If you have any questions about this programme kindly contact: Gcina Dube on 011 203 2420

BASF is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from suitably qualified individuals from designated groups.

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