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Education & Training Work and learn at Wintershall

At Wintershall we offer apprenticeship positions and train people in both technical and business professions. These professions include mechatronics technicians, mining technologist and electronics technicians for training in Barnstorf, Northern Germany.

Prospective chefs, industrial management assistants and restaurant specialists can find attractive training opportunities in Kassel, Germany.
Team skills, commitment and personal responsibility are important to us. The willingness to learn, interest in your job and good grades will make you a prime candidate for working at Wintershall.


Wintershall offers a wide range of occupational trainings – and jobs that mae every day at work exciting. And when your training is completed, you will be highly qualified to tackle future challenges. We provide training in our Barnstorf oil facilites and our Kassel headquarters for the following occupations.

Our vocational training

Technical and business training is offered to young people at Wintershall at our Kassel headquarters and our Barnstorf training location. File your application via the BASF website. Please take a look at the training opportunities we offer:


You love the world of business, and as a Bachelor of Business Administration all doors are open for you. Controlling, human resources, finance and purchasing are the fields in which you will become qualified. You learn foreign languages and become competent in operational management – your training at Wintershall provides a plethora of opportunities.

Learn more about becoming a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (German application)


Keeping the industry and its systems running – no problem for you as a trained industrial engineering electrician. Whether you install, troubleshoot or program equipment – you will be the central point of contact for technical systems and their trouble-free operation.

Learn more about our training to become an industrial engineering electrician (German application)


Do you love getting things done and tackling technical problems? Then training to become an industrial mechanic at Wintershall is the right choice for you. We show you how to make, control and maintain machinery. Qualifications like these open the door to a wide range of opportunities.

Learn more about our training to become an industrial mechanic (German application)


Are you interested in technical things and love traveling and getting involved? As a mining technologist you will be responsible for boreholes, production processes and drilling equipment in a wide range of locations. Your training will include postings in various locations in Germany and make you an important pillar in the production process.

Learn more about our training to become a mining technologist (German application)


Whether they are roasted, sautéed, boiled or baked – your carefully prepared creations will put a smile on the faces of our guests and employees. As part of our chef's training you learn how to prepare all kinds of food. Meat, fish, or dessert? No problem for you. You will also create menus, serve guests, and organize the kitchen and the purchasing processes.

Learn more about our training to become a chef (German application)


Providing service and creating a positive atmosphere – as a restaurant specialist you make our guests feel welcome and take good care of them. You plan and manage events and learn valuable hosting skills. Do your strengths include organizational talent? You possess a well-groomed appearance and personal skills? Start your career in the hotel and restaurant industry at Wintershall.

Learn more about our training to become a restaurant specialist (German application)

Training at Wintershall

Welcome to Wintershall

Introductory week and orientation

Get to know your new colleagues, your workplace and the company.

Training on the job

  • Company-specific knowledge
  • Includes project weeks and subject-oriented workshops
  • Goodies: Trip to BASF and Wintershall sites
  • English: Regular training
  • Regular feedback and reviews
  • Test preparation seminars
  • Driving safety training

Vocational school & university training

  • General occupational knowledge
  • Academic training
  • In addition to your occupational training you will attend vocational school or university (if your program includes the Bachelor of Business Administration).
  • During these parts of your training you will learn the academic basics for your subsequent occupation.

Your training will be organized as part of a “dual” system with the ideal mixture of theory and practice. We support you during your entire training program.

Final exams and completion of your training

Congratulations – you made it!


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If you have questions please contact BASF Services Europe:

Phone 00800 33 0000 33  (free of charge in Europe) 
Fax 00800 33 0000 34 (free of charge in Europe) 
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