R&D Future Talent Program
This program is your chance to become a future innovation leader within a 24-months interdisciplinary and international learning journey. Deep diving into the four focus areas Raw Materials, Formula, Processing or Packaging, you will gain in-depth knowledge on how to shape the future of our leading Laundry & Home Care brands.
… a graduate in science or engineering e.g. chemistry or packaging technology?
… passionate about creating groundbreaking innovative products?
… a strong team player with the ambition to lead your own projects?
… ready to take on real challenges and grow personally and professionally?
… aiming for sustainable solutions that improve our ecological footprint?
Then Get Ready For Your Next Two Years
Apply In One Of Three Locations
Choose your homebase: Düsseldorf (Germany), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), or Trumbull (USA) – and let your journey begin.
In the one-day assessment you will be able to show your skills in role play scenarios, presentations and group discussions.
Onboarding & Homebase
After the selection process you will get onboarded in your homebase. Here you will focus on your chosen area for one year: Raw Materials, Formula, Processing or Packaging.
In your second year you will rotate through two new positions within the R&D department and gain international experience with a stay abroad. During the stay you will have the chance to also rotate to one of our sustainability functions.
Choose Your Focus Area
Explore surfactants, polymers, enzymes, organics, additives, to create and manage new product sensations for Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care.
Dive into complex formulations and chemical structures to understand how a formulation matrix affects the properties and performance of materials – all while making sure they remain feasible.
Design new products and processes and develop production technology from lab to shelf on an industrial scale. Be in the lead when new products are brought to life in the supply chain organization.
Access consumer needs to create convenient and sustainable packaging by using smart packaging designs including sustainably sourced materials.
What You Get
Rotate through various positions and receive a 360° perspective of the innovation processes at Henkel. This holistic view will help you to consider different perspectives and make the right decisions to develop smart products.
Collaborate with a vast network of different innovation experts from around the world. At Henkel you will find experts on all R&D topics and therefore the perfect basis to overcome challenges and expand your horizon.
Get continuous feedback from coaches and mentors in senior positions leading the field of R&D and beyond. Through this regular exchange you can precisely work on specific fields of your further development.
Individual Learning Program
Benefit from tailored trainings that complement your on-the-job learning at Henkel. The training courses vary according to your focus area and are based on the requirements you have in your daily business.
Consumer Driven Mindset
Learn to understand and make use of consumer feedback. The close dialogue with our customers along the innovation process will support you to create valuable consumer-centric products.
Take on responsibility for challenging tasks and grow both professionally and personally. Throughout your traineeship, the Henkel network of experienced mentors and experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
As we’d like to ensure that this journey is truly inspiring for you, we need to know about your professional goals as early as possible. We’ve created an easy recruitment process that will help you share your aspirations with us directly at the beginning.
After carefully checking your application, we call you for a first interview. A subsequent interview with R&D will follow to learn more about your technical background and give you an overview of your potential role at Henkel.
In the second step, you’ll join us for an assessment day which includes a final interview, after which the deal will be sealed with an offer and your journey begins!
Stay tuned for winter 2022