Scientific roles

Chemical laboratory assistant

Our curiosity means we’re always looking for new ideas, so we can develop advanced products and improve our existing ones. As a chemical laboratory assistant, you’ll experience this development up close. You will analyze raw materials, intermediate products and end products, or develop new materials, such as plastics or pigments for dyes.

Working closely with our chemists and engineers during your training, you’ll use cutting-edge technical aids while developing high quality technical knowledge. What you need

Successful completion of at least 10 years of education

  • A strong interest in science
  • Understanding of technology and physics
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Capacity to learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent ability to concentrate

Vocational course content

  • Physico-chemical examination and measurement procedures
  • Preparative, anorganic and organic chemistry
  • Documentation of work processes and results
  • Quality assurance, work safety and environmental protection
  • Use of modern IT and communication materials

The vocational training course lasts 3.5 years

Your career prospects

After you’ve completed your vocational training course, you have a wide variety of further training options:

  • State-certified technician (chemistry/laboratory technology)
  • Synthesis technician
  • Laboratory technician (chemistry)

After your vocational training as a laboratory technician, you can choose to study for a BSc in chemistry alongside your work commitments.

Financing your vocational training course

You’ll be a paid employee during your vocational training. If you live more than 100 kilometers away from the training site and have to move closer, we’ll also pay you a rental allowance for a certain period.