Prism Rotational Program 
at Henkel Adhesive Technologies

The Prism Program is Henkel's 12-month rotational program designed to attract, develop, and retain high-potential, diverse talent for our Adhesives business units in the United States. During this exciting one-year program, Prism Associates are exposed to many different aspects of the Adhesives business through their rotations, trainings, and mentorship programs.

Prism Associates are able to showcase their full potential through exciting rotations and projects with exposure to cross-functional colleagues and top management. They receive high level of visibility and guidance from a mentor, subject matter experts and senior leaders throughout the program. At the end of their 12-month program, Prism Associates receive extensive support in finding their next exciting role at Henkel.

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You can craft your career: Choose your Prism track

  • Application Engineering and Sales Engineering tracks

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Operations & Supply Chain

  • Product Development

  • Business Analytics

As a Prism Associate in the Application Engineering or Sales Engineering track in Henkel’s Prism rotational program, you will support the commercial and technical needs of our customers through lab-based and customer-facing projects and activities. You will be exposed to both different adhesive markets and technologies within our Application Engineering department, spending 2-3 months in each rotation. During this time, you will work on various projects addressing customer needs and assisting in general market initiatives, from performance validation and data generation for new product introductions to designing test methods for new applications. After completion of the program, Prism Associates in the Sales Engineering track often move into a commercial role (such as a Field Sales Engineer) and Prism Associates in the Application Engineering Track often move into a role on one of our Application Engineering teams.

As a Prism Associate in the Sales & Marketing track in Henkel’s Prism rotational program, you will gain experience in sales and marketing in our Consumer Adhesives division. You will gain a deep understanding of our consumer adhesive products, our customers and distributors, and many other aspects of sales and marketing including brand management, digital media, advertising, account management, and more. During the program, you may have opportunities to visit sales offices and key customers in support of our sales teams. After completion of the program, you will be well-positioned to take on new challenges in the sales, marketing, and commercial teams within our consumer-facing adhesives business.

As a Prism Associate in Operations & Supply Chain, you will rotate through various functions within a Henkel manufacturing site and gain a holistic understanding of our production. Along with working on high-visibility projects, each Adhesives Operations Prism Associate will work on a year-long capstone project, utilizing the skills and network they develop during their rotations. Upon completion, employees will have demonstrated the ambition, motivation and initial success to start a career in Henkel’s Adhesive Operations & Supply Chain group.

As a chemist in the Product Development track of Henkel’s Prism Program, you will support the adhesive and/or surface science chemistry needs of both internal and external customers through lab-based development projects and activities. You will spend approximately 4-6 months in each rotation where you will develop a deep understanding of multiple adhesive chemistries, applications, and markets specific to your business unit as well as an overall knowledge of our product portfolios. In each rotation, you will not only develop and formulate adhesives for specific applications, but also have the opportunity to learn about your own skills and grow personally through the wide range of courses made available to each Associate. Additionally, each Prism Chemist will work on a year-long capstone project, which will help you develop your skills and network. After completion of the program, Prism Chemists will be placed in one of the various Product Development teams where you will be able to integrate quickly as a result of the continuous support and feedback from your personal mentor and managers you received during the Prism Program.

As a Business Analyst you are responsible for analyzing Henkel’s technological systems and business processes as they relate to the company's business development and operations. In your role, your primary functions are maximizing efficiency and profits and capitalizing on opportunities with data driven insights and solutions. The projects you are assigned to can be cross-functional and allow you to experience the culture of multiple strategic business units.

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Who we are looking for

Interview process



Apply to the track of your choice online



Meet with the Prism Manager during a 1:1 interview



Help us get to know more about your during a panel interview



Hear from past Prism Associates during the Prism Grad roundtable



Receive your offer to join the Prism Program Class of 2024!

Interested in Applying?

We start our recruitment season in September to identify candidates who will start in July of the following year. We close applications once we have filled all of our positions. If recruitment is open, the "Apply Now" button below will take you to our application. To qualify for the program, you must have an anticipated graduation date prior to the program start date to apply.


  • What happens after the program?

  • Will the interviews be virtual or in-person?

  • Is there relocation assistance?

  • How long is the program?

  • When do I apply and start?

  • Will I have access to a mentor as a part of the program?

  • Will the projects that I work on make an actual impact?

  • What does the career track outside of Prism look like?

At the end of the rotational program, we strive to deploy Prism Associates into diverse roles within Adhesives where the knowledge and expertise learned through the program will propel their career forward.

Interviews might be held in-person and/or virtually depending on the track and location.

Yes, qualified candidates will receive relocation assistance.

The Prism Program rotations last approximately 12 months. At the end of the program, you will receive coaching and support in finding your next role at Henkel.

We start our recruitment season in September to identify candidates who will start in July of the following year.

Within the first few weeks, you will be assigned a mentor who will support you throughout the program.

Yes! Prism Associates are full-time employees at Henkel and will be involved in important projects in support of our diverse customer base. The projects you work on will help facilitate the growth and success of the company from day one.

Prism helps kickstart your career on the fast track. We strive to place our Prism participants in full time positions that match their individual skills and capabilities with business needs. Outside of the program, our Prism participants continue to learn and grow rapidly within the organization.