Careers FAQ

Opportunities at Henkel

The “Henkel spirit.“

Some say it’s taking part that counts. But at Henkel, we play to win. It’s that extra bit of motivation, ambition and passion that every one of our employees across the world has in common. You see it in every business unit, in every job and at every level in the company.

Henkel’s success is built upon people who are open to new experiences – people with an entrepreneurial spirit who search the world for new ideas for our innovative brands and leading technologies. Henkel employees are globally united by one idea: We are one team. That’s the “Henkel spirit“.

Did we catch your attention and are you curious to find out more? Get in touch with us – either in person at one of our events or apply online today at:

You’ll find our current job offers on our website via “Careers” -> “Find job offers”.
Check out our challenging career opportunities and apply via

You will find all current vacancies at Henkel here Jobs & Application (

Application Process

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Since our application process is standardized, candidates are encouraged to fill their profile at:

If you notice a position that you’re interested in and qualified for, simply apply online. It’s that easy! Good luck.

Most important is your CV (Resume) and your certificates. Our online application system gives you the opportunity to create your own unique profile to show us that you are the perfect candidate for our vacancies.
Please send us all necessary application documents (e.g. internship reports, diploma, academic history) as digital files in PDF format.

Yes – simply fill out your profile in our online application system. Once your online profile is complete, you can apply for multiple positions.

The recruiting team will process your application, that’s why there is no direct contact person. If there is no contact person, use a general salutation, for example: ‘To whom it may concern’ or ‘Dear Sir or Madam’.

Yes, please. As Henkel is an international company you will be working with colleagues from all over the world and English is our official company language. Generally, the ‘rule’ is: please write the application in the same language as the job ad.

Yes. All job postings in our online application system are still vacant, and only removed when filled. Internships are offered annually, so you’ll see the job posting available all of the time. Don’t worry about the posting date.

Our recruiting team will help you with all requests regarding your application. Contact the team here.

If you have any technical questions, or questions regarding the online application process, please click here.

It might vary depending on the job profile. Usually, there are only a few weeks between your initial application and placement. For an internship you should apply four to six month in advance. Here you can read about the application and selection process at Henkel. 

Each position that we have open with Henkel is unique, and finding the right candidate is important for both the hired candidate as well as for Henkel. We want to make sure that both the candidate and the company are a good fit for each other. We will provide feedback to the candidates throughout the entire process.


Everyone, who is interested in an apprentice position or an integrated degree program, should apply online. It works fast and saves you time and money.

If you are learning at the training center or at operational application, we will train you 7.5 hours per day. At the vocational college or at university, working time depends on your schedule.

Yes, internships for pupils are possible at Henkel. However, the number of places is limited. You will find all internship offers in our job portal – please apply online.


The dates of our internships are flexible and not tied to your semester schedule. Please apply at least 4 to 6 months in advance as many positions are filled beforehand.

We have internship opportunities available in our commercial, chemical and technology business units.
We offer internships in the following areas:

  • Marketing, Sales, Market Research
  • Purchasing, Logistic, Supply Chain Management
  • Finance, Accounting, Controlling
  • Human Resources, Corporate Communications, IT and Law
  • Product Development, Research and Analytics, Packaging

To find a listing of our current internship openings, please check out the website Jobs & Application. Please apply at least four to six month before the planned internship, because many positions will already be filled.

Yes, you can. There is no better way to stimulate ideas, inspiration and motivation for a successful final thesis than doing some hands on work – especially with a great company like Henkel. Please keep in mind that in general we do not offer explicit thesis topics as we ask you to make concrete proposals. Most of the thesis candidates have done an internship at Henkel before.

Direct Entry

At Henkel we have a diverse range of career possibilities. Check out our current job offers on our website.
You’ll be happy you did!

Henkel offers graduates a number of opportunities to start their professional career – international perspectives and job rotation included.

Depending on region and function, Henkel offers specific trainee programs:

  • 24-month finance trainee program in Corporate Internal Audit in Germany.
  • Talent On-boarding Program in Marketing and Sales within our Beauty Care Business Unit.
  • Management Trainee Program in Asia-Pacific region.
  • Graduate Development Program in Middle East-North Africa region.

Usually, graduates start with a direct job entry at Henkel – which has many benefits such as:

  • Responsibility from day one
  • Comprehensive practice work and coaching by the direct supervisor
  • Tailor-made training and development program
  • Often one job-rotation of six months within the first two years.

Our talent management is based on our “Triple Two” philosophy: allowing talents to work in at least two different roles, in two different business areas and two different countries. The reason behind this philosophy is that we believe working in different roles, business units and functions is good for your personal development and improves your understanding of Henkel as a global company.

Here you will find further information on our training programs.

You at Henkel

Henkel offers a whole range of opportunities for vocational training, both locally and globally, to help you prepare now for the challenges of tomorrow. The Henkel Global Academy organizes seminars around the world in partnership with famous business schools. Henkel’s employees can use a broad offer of e-learning courses from the Henkel eCademy.
Would you like to find out more information about our training programs? Then click here.

Yes, in fact it is an expectation within Henkel that our talent is flexible and mobile. This helps to support the company on a broad, global level.
Our “Triple Two” philosophy promotes this expectation, by allowing you to work in at least two different roles, in two different business areas and two different countries. The reason behind this philosophy is that we believe working in different roles, business units and functions is good for your personal development and improves your understanding of Henkel as a global company.
Here you will get further information on our training programs.

Yes, if you have talent, ambition, initiative and a spirit of adventure along with an excellent academic record, but do not have the financial means to pursue your studies, our Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung can help to provide you the necessary support. To learn more about our Foundation and the application, visit the website of the Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung.

Yes, interns can be nominated for the Henkel Career Track, and our intern alumni program which is available for our most talented and successful interns. To learn more about our Henkel Career Track, click here.

Learn more about your future at Henkel

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