Thursday - September 8, 2016

Covestro – an attractive employer at K 2016

“Welcome to the Career Bar”

Company provides information on opportunities and possibilities

The first appearance by Covestro – formerly Bayer MaterialScience – at K 2016 is dedicated to innovative and sustainable material solutions to meet the great challenges of our time. However, the company is also using the world’s largest plastics trade fair to showcase itself as an attractive employer to students, talented young people and experienced professionals attending the event. Anyone interested can find out more at the Career Bar at the Covestro stand, Stand 75 A, in Hall 6.

“Our objective is to bring innovative developments to life and get people interested in our company and spark their enthusiasm for our values: curious, courageous and colorful,” says Helge Kroll from Global Employer Branding at Covestro. The values reflect curiosity about advances and new developments, but also the courage to identify opportunities where others see boundaries and to then push those boundaries. “Colorful” refers to creativity and a diversity of talents.

“We’re looking for people who identify themselves with these values and are committed to joining us in working toward our purpose ‘to make the world a brighter place,’” said Kroll. The company offers them the opportunity to create new products, collaborate on relevant solutions and projects, and develop professionally and personally. He adds that a good collaboration with customers, universities and other stakeholders – directly on site but also internationally – is also important.

Hands-on polymers
The Covestro stand offers anyone interested a whole host of opportunities to find out about the company’s products and their importance in everyday life. A new design concept for electric cars, composites for even lighter, smart IT devices and a portfolio of new materials for 3D printing are just some of the highlights on display. The stand also includes the Sample Bar, where visitors can see, feel and even listen to material samples.

Covestro isn’t just looking for talented chemists and engineers, but also candidates with commercial training and specialists from other fields. For an industry-leading company such as Covestro, attracting men and women alike from all age groups and from a variety of geographical backgrounds goes without saying.

Colorful projects
The employees of Covestro are as diverse as the tasks within the company. For example, Covestro pursues special types of partnerships in developing and implementing solutions to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged sections of the population. The company’s employees coordinate global projects to provide affordable housing. Depending on the situation, they work together with local partner networks of construction companies, contractors, government agencies, financial service providers and community organizations.

“There is certainly no shortage of multifaceted challenges for us to tackle,” says Philipp Aschmann, team leader Attraction and Recruiting. In turn, employees receive all-around support. “We offer them personalized development and trainee programs,” says Philipp Aschmann. “We look after their health needs and offer both flexible working hours and financial security.”

Local talent search
Covestro also promotes its merits as an employer at many other events. This year alone, the company is appearing at over 60 traditional career fairs, using various online and social media channels, and pursuing a new approach in higher education marketing. At K 2016, Covestro is also gearing its stand to university professors.

Visit us at the K 2016 plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf, Hall 6, Stand 75 A, from October 19 to 26. Find more information at

About Covestro:
With 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and as of the end of 2015 employed approximately 15,800 people (full-time equivalents).

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