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Bayer - Traineeprogram Controlling

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
Functional area Finance & Accounting
Starting date All year
Region Europe
Language requirements English (Fluent)
Mentorship program No
Preferred study background
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Online assessment
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Assessment center
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 6
Creativity 6
Commercial Awareness 6
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 7


Take up the challenge – and join us as a controller

You’ve nearly completed your degree and have already set yourself career goals that you would now like to achieve. You are looking for a company that will value your flexibility and critical appraisal skills, give you the opportunity to learn a broad spectrum of tasks in a very short time and provide you with the chance to work abroad.
If this describes you, then we would be interested in meeting you.

Start, content and duration of the trainee program

  • Trainees can start at any time
  • Individual assignment schedules are arranged with the controlling teams of the subgroups and service companies and with Group Controlling, Group Accounting and Reporting, Finance and Corporate Auditing
  • Assignment to a foreign affiliate during the trainee program
  • Integration into broadly based assignments (e.g. projects) or responsibility for specific activities

After the program

Employment opportunities on completion of program:
  • Group Controlling
  • Controlling in a subgroup or service company
  • Group Accounting and Reporting
  • Finance

There is the possibility of subsequent employment at affiliated companies in Germany or abroad


  • University degree or PhD in an economics-based subject
  • Areas of specialism: controlling, finance, accounting, corporate planning, auditing, trusts or taxation
  • Very good academic grades, foreign degree or period of study abroad desirable
  • Practical experience, e.g. through international internships and work experience (vocational training before degree an advantage)
  • Fluent written and spoken English, preferably knowledge of other foreign languages
  • High degree of flexibility and mobility for possible long-term international assignments within the Bayer Group