Trainee (m/f) Innovation Covestro

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We redefine chemical material solutions with game-changing products. Let us empower you to push boundaries. Join us and our 16,000 colleagues now and together we will MAKE the world a brighter place.

Trainee (m/f) Innovation

Your tasks and responsibilities

During your traineeship you will establish your network in the global Covestro Organization regarding overarching topics related to digitalization, sustainability or material science. From the beginning and during your 24-months employment in different regions, business units and functions in our headquarters and foreign subsidiaries you will take over exciting fields of activity. There are existing potential paths of development in the area of product & application developments and design as well as in the area of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)/digital/data processing technology and engineering design. During the traineeship you will get following tasks:

  • You will support and lead new, interdisciplinary projects/studies under the guidance of your manager and mentor
  • Your new role will include the conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of studies/experiments as well as the interpretation of the results by presenting them to diverse committees
  • You will be responsible for the conceptualization as well as for the continuous development and optimization of models, processes or methods e.g simulation methods

Who you are

  • You hold a superior university degree in natural sciences in the area of chemistry, materials science or engineering
    • In the field of product & application development we look for candidates with a sub-sequent PhD/promotion, ideally followed by a post doctorate in an internationally accredited institution
    • In the field of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)/digital/data processing technology we focus on the fields of plastic engineering, material science, physics, structural mechanics or lightweight design with proficient use of CAE software like Abaqus, LS-Dyna and you have knowledge and experience in structural design and simulation of plastics materials. Ideally, you have experience in application development and processing of thermoplastic or polyurethane
  • You also gained experience through business specific, preferably international, internships or studies abroad and already gained first leadership experience
  • You are an open-minded and assertive personality, enjoy working in a team and you are willing to work abroad on international assignment within the Covestro Group
  • You are fluent in English, both written and spoken, German skills would be an advantage

Your application

We offer a competitive salary in an international environment as well as excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. If your background and personal experience fits this profile, please apply online at, submitting a cover letter, your CV and references as well as your salary expectation. Please also indicate your availability/notice period. 

Country: Germany
Location: Leverkusen
Reference Code: 0000010211

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