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raduate opportunities, jobs and programmes


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.

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Your way into our team

Globally leading with brands and technologies – this is Henkel’s vision. You share this vision, our values, our passion for performance and success? Then we look forward to your application!

What you need:

  • Relevant degree
  • Work experience through internships or student organizations
  • Very good English language skills, other language skills advantageous
  • International experience through internships or studies
  • Commitment that goes beyond the regular studies

Furthermore, we expect:

  • Curiosity
  • Willingness to take on responsibility quickly
  • Passion for the dynamics of our company
  • Interest in and openness to other cultures
  • A strong ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Persuasiveness
  • Initiative to always achieve the best solution, without avoiding conflicts
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Diverse: Your entry opportunities
  • Impressive: Your first weeks at Henkel
  • Performance-oriented: Your salary

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:

  • Responsibility from day one
  • Comprehensive introductory training and coaching by your supervisor
  • Custom-made training and development program
What we offer

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. 

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.
Already a few weeks before your first working day, you will receive an “Onboarding e-Book“ from us. This helps you to orient yourself quickly.

Your first day will start by getting to know your new colleagues and becoming familiar with your working environment.

During your first meeting with your supervisor, you will receive an orientation plan and further useful check lists, which will help you to better structure your first weeks.

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, retirement benefits as well as life and disability insurance. Flexible employment opportunities are also available at Henkel.

Your career 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.

Training and Development

Self-evident to Henkel employees: Striving for Top Performance

  • Every year, you participate in our Talent Management Cycle: You receive transparent feedback from your supervisor. Together, you define a concrete development plan.
  • Our Henkel Global Academy offers hundreds of trainings – from soft skills to expert knowledge.
  • Our Triple Two philosophy ensures job-rotation – you work in at least two job roles in two different countries and in two business fields – to become a top executive.

Managerial responsibility

Clearly defined: Our demands on our managers

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