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You have successfully graduated and want to put what you have learned into practice? Take the next step – with us. At Henkel, we offer exciting programs and opportunities for graduates. With us you can realize your expectations and personal career plans in an international team.
We offer you an exciting job in the world of our brands and technologies, in which you will be able to express yourself from the beginning. In projects, during challenging tasks or in your everyday work: you will learn quickly – and take on responsibility at an early stage.
Whether you are interested in our leading brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf or Pritt or are fascinated by our innovative high-tech adhesive technologies. Our global presence and our three business units offer you excellent perspectives for your personal as well as professional development.
Also Henkel Management Trainee Programs offer young High-Potentials the unique chance to develop themselves through exciting jobs, plenty of training opportunities and well-rounded business insights in different areas. In addition to individualized trainee plans, most of these programs offer enriching job rotations within a division as well as across business units and functions.
Everyone knows our innovative brands such as Somat, Syoss or Pattex. What many don’t know: The biggest part of Henkel’s turnover stems from the adhesive technology business – technologies that are used in cars, wind turbines or mobile phones, for instance. Adhesives have developed into a key technology and have become an integral part of our everyday life: furniture, diapers, wallpapers, packaging – there is a long list of things that wouldn’t be working without them. At the same time, these technologies significantly contribute to more environmental-friendly production processes.
Whether it’s marketing, sales, controlling, purchasing, research & development or audit – the development opportunities at Henkel are as diverse as our brands and technologies. If you want to, you have the chance to change your area of responsibility and even your industry every two years. All of this is possible due to the size and diversity of Henkel, based on a sustainable strategy and a strong focus on innovation.
Leading with our innovations, brands and technologies – this is Henkel’s vision. You share this vision, our passion for performance and success? Then we look forward to your application!
What you need:
Furthermore, we expect
Henkel offers graduates a variety of job opportunities – including international perspectives and job rotation.
Generally, you start your career at Henkel with direct employment – and this has many advantages:
Furthermore, Henkel offers different entry programs depending on the region:
A major focus of our talent management is our Triple Two philosophy: Throughout their careers, talents gain experience in at least two job roles in two different countries and in two business fields.
In general, you change your position after two years at Henkel. In doing so, there are different opportunities:
Your first working day generally starts a few weeks after your application. During the first weeks, you will get a lot of new impressions. But no reason to worry: We offer an information and orientation program to each new colleague – to welcome you in our team.
From day one you will take on responsibility and work independently on your own projects. Especially in the beginning, you are obviously not left alone with this. Your colleagues will actively support you.
No matter in which area: Compensation at Henkel is attractive, performance-oriented and can keep up with competition. This means that employees with outstanding achievements will be rewarded a variable bonus payment – already in the first year.
Additionally, you benefit from comprehensive social services, like our employee share program, pension as well as occupational disability insurance. Flexible employment opportunities such as home office, flextime and modern IT equipment are a given at Henkel.
Get used to change: At Henkel, it is common to change your position every two to three years. Henkel puts great value on the continuous development of your skills and talent. Job-rotation and the accompanying change of position provide new impulses to you and Henkel. We offer a broad range of tools to support you with your personal development: Trainings, challenging projects and coaching by your supervisor are just a few examples.
Successful entry: Your performance is outstanding and you are ready to take on more responsibility? Then you are the right candidate for our International Development Center. Experienced Henkel managers and personnel professionals will give you comprehensive feedback demonstrating your current development. You will be supported in realizing your strengths and development areas. As a result of the Development Center, a systematic training and development plan will be issued – your career plan for your future.
You are interested in China, Eastern Europe, Africa/Middle East or Latin America? Excellent – because these emerging markets represent significant growth potential for Henkel. To capture these opportunities, we support you with targeted measures preparing you to work in and with emerging markets. Ultimately, as part of our global strategy, we want half of our total sales to be generated in emerging markets by 2016.
The good news: You don’t need to wait long until you can work at international level. Many of our entry level positions at our headquarters involve international tasks and responsibilities. It is not without reason that in Düsseldorf alone we employ people from more than 50 countries.
It is important to us that all managers have a clear understanding of what managerial responsibility means and what Henkel expects. This is guaranteed by our leadership principles and our trainings for employees with personnel responsibility.
“To maintain Henkel’s competitive position in a challenging market, we need the right people in the right jobs with the right skills at the right time. Talent Management is a key success factor for Henkel.”
Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure Services