BASF Graduate Trainee, Crop Protection in Cheadle, United Kingdom

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Job Field: Marketing

Location: Cheadle, GB

Company: BASF plc

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: EN57163160ONLE1

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Providing enough affordable food for a rapidly growing world population is a challenge of truly global dimensions, and we believe a strong agricultural industry is one of the key solutions. So, it isn't a surprise that this sector is - without overstating - one of the most dynamic. At BASF, we see it as our task to help growers to sustainably increase their yields and the quality of their crops. For this we offer an extensive portfolio consisting of fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and seed, and we are committed to creating innovative solutions for our customers.

Our European Marketing Graduate Scheme, within our Crop Protection Division will provide you with a broad insight into our fascinating field of work by giving you challenging tasks, exciting projects with responsibility and accountability. Our graduate scheme will support your personal development and is designed not only to stretch you but also equip you with the skills, competencies and experience to be successful within a truly global business and make a difference within the agricultural industry.

What you can expect

  • During this 24 months graduate scheme, you will gain a broad overview of BASF's Crop Protection activities in an international marketing environment.

  • You will initially be based at our UK Head office in Cheadle, near Manchester.

  • Here you will participate in various assignments in marketing, customer strategy, and marketing communications, to develop key business skills in crop strategy, campaign development, implementation and monitoring.

  • You will complete 2 international assignments, at a European BASF Crop Protection site, with the aim of deepening your cross-cultural experience and industry knowledge.

  • You will build a network of contacts and develop your experience of working in a diverse business environment.

  • Throughout the graduate scheme you will be mentored by an experienced BASF manager who will give you feedback on your performance, discuss development measures with you and help you to explore possible career paths within the Company.

  • Upon completion of the graduate scheme you will have a good understanding of agriculture products, markets and customer needs and be ready for the next step.

What we expect

  • You will have a minimum 2.1 Bachelor of Science Degree in an Agronomy, Marketing, Biology, Plant Science or related field, and have completed a year out in industry as part of your course, preferably in an agronomy or marketing related role.

  • You are fluent in English and hold a valid driving license.

  • You have authorization to work in the UK without restrictions.

  • You have a willingness to relocate within the UK and Europe, during the graduate scheme, as required.

  • You are flexible and adaptable, with a willingness to learn and challenge yourself.

  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to convince and influence your target audience.

  • You enjoy working with others and value the diversity of teams.

  • You have a passion for making a difference in the agricultural industry.

We offer

From the very first day, we will support your further professional development within our team. You will have the opportunity to learn about your own skills and capabilities, and to develop personally. Beyond this, you will be able to integrate quickly into the company, thanks to a wide range of development activities as well as continuous support from your BASF mentor.

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Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

Close date: 12 July 2018

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