The most important questions and answers regarding careers and education at Umicore

Why does Umicore work together with Evonik to provide training at the Rheinfelden location?

We work together closely with Evonik, a world-leading company for special chemicals, to provide training. Here, Umicore purchases training as a service from Evonik. The clear advantage of this model is the possibility of using Evonik's excellent infrastructure such as training workshops and laboratories, as well as the know-how of the company and its trainers. Evonik also assumes the preselection and communication with external contact persons such as vocational schools and the German Chamber of Commerce. A training contract then comes about between Umicore and the trainee.

Do I have to send two applications if I'm interested in a trainee post to both Umicore Rheinfelden AND Evonik?

No, one application is enough. After that, the applicant is automatically included in the selection procedure of the other company.

What opportunities will I have after training?

We see training as a social responsibility and often train beyond what is needed. Our general objective, however, is assumption of the trainee after professional training is completed.

Are there further education opportunities during the training?

From the first day on, our trainees profit from a versatile further education offering. In addition to the profession-specific seminars, there are additional seminar offerings that you can visit.

Is it possible to shorten the training?

Yes, in case of very good performance, it is possible to take the test early.

What can I expect during training?
  • Modern workstations
  • High-variety areas of application
  • In-company learning units
  • Seminars and trainings for technical and personal development
  • Work abroad
  • Language courses
  • Company pension scheme
  • Remuneration according to the pay agreement of the chemical industry

Find out for yourself!

When should I start to apply?

Ideally, you should send us your documents during the summer holiday of the year before you wish to start training; for example, to start training in 2020, apply in the summer of 2019.

To whom do I address my application at Umicore?

 This varies from location to location. Check out this page.