Graduate Programs

On the one hand, there’s you: ready for challenges and full of drive. On the other hand, there’s us: a leading science and technology company that fosters people like you with unique Graduate Programs.


Grow. Develop. Experience.

Join our Graduate Programs! Maximize your potential for development and performance and take the chance to grow within our organization. For us, this means supporting you in building on your strengths, evolving your talents and acquiring new skills – with the goal to develop you into key positions within our company. You benefit from training on-the-job, off-the-job development seminars and advanced training units by internal as well as external professionals. Additionally, a personal mentor from senior business management can be chosen to support your professional progress and your transition to a permanent position within our company. So if you have the technical fit, a global orientation and the ambition to take the lead – we are happy to facilitate your professional as well as personal growth and offer you great long-term career prospects.

GOglobal at a Glance

At GOglobal, you can choose between our general Global Graduate Program (GGP) or several Functional Graduate Programs (FGP). Within our Global Graduate Program, you will be part of our Inhouse Consulting working on different project assignments for all businesses and thus gain a broad network at our company. Our Functional Graduate Programs will give you the chance to deep-dive into one specific business function, such as Finance, Marketing, Commercial, Supply Chain, Research & Development, Quality, Regulatory & Compliance, Group Procurement or Human Resources.

  • 24-months individual rotational program
  • International experiences gained in our subsidiaries
  • Significant exposure to the business and visibility to senior management
  • Challenging projects and varying assignments
  • Competent support from excellent business mentors
  • Training sessions & coaching to foster professional and personal development
  • A host of opportunities for networking

GOglobal – GLOBAL GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Global Graduate Program is a 24-months rotational program for graduates with a dual academic background in natural science and business. As a participant, you are part of our Inhouse Consulting, the internal consultancy of our company. Your job is supporting our headquarters as well as subsidiaries in the development and implementation of strategic management as well as operational projects.

We offer you training on-the-job in the form of project-based assignments as well as advanced training for further qualifications. From the very beginning, you will be part of our Inhouse Consulting team – and thus a broad worldwide network with a direct connection to senior management.

GOglobal with Lien

At Inhouse Consulting, you can apply your science knowledge and choose from a variety of possible career paths. That's why Lien joined GOglobal.

GOglobal – FUNCTIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Functional Graduate Program is a 24-month rotational program for graduates that want tofocus on a specific business function. As a participant, you will rotate within your preferred

function and will get to know multiple insights at our company. One fixed element of the program is an international assignment in one of our subsidiaries abroad.

You can choose between the following Functional Graduate Programs

GOglobal – Finance

GOglobal – Finance

In the course of the 24-months individual rotation plan, you have the opportunity to get to know multiple aspects of Finance and to build a strong companywide network. During the first year in Darmstadt, Germany, you will experience the activities in different Controlling and Accounting areas which deepen your understanding of the business and the requirements for the Finance function. Alongside the support of the daily business you will also have the opportunity to take ownership for interesting projects in the Finance area.

In the subsequent 12-months assignment in one of our entities abroad, you will be assigned to our local CFO organization. Acting as a member of the local team you will be responsible for processes and management support within your local area of responsibility and alsoexpand your cross-cultural competence.

Our GOglobal Finance Program kicks off twice per year, generally in March and August. The selection process begins five to six months in advance.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master's degree (or equivalent), ideally with a focus on Accounting and Financial Controlling
  • Outstanding academic performance (top scores)
  • First practical experiences in Finance, preferably in the Accounting and Financial Controlling function, via industrial internships
  • International experience
  • Fluency in English and a second language (German language skills are a plus)
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Sound financial knowledge and analytical skills
  • Efficient and result-oriented work attitude

GOglobal – Marketing

GOglobal – Marketing

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of Marketing. After a first assignment in the functional area at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany or Boston area, USA, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience in a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal Marketing, possible assignments will take place in different departments at your home base and abroad, such as Market Intelligence, Digital Marketing, Strategy, Business Development, Global Strategic Accounts or Product/Brand Management. Our GOglobal Marketing Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master or PhD in business administration/natural science or related fields
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • First practical experience via internships, preferably within Marketing or related fields
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

GOglobal - Commercial

GOglobal - Commercial

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of Commercial. After a first assignment in the functional area at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany or Boston area, USA, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience in a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal Commercial, possible assignments will take place in different departments at your home base and abroad, such as Sales, Commercial Excellence, Sales Research, Commercial Product Management or Account Management. Our GOglobal Commercial Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master or PhD in natural science or related fields paired with business administration skills
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • First practical experiences via internships, preferably within Sales or related fields
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

GOglobal – Supply Chain

GOglobal – Supply Chain

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of Supply Chain. After a first assignment in the functional area at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience in a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal Supply Chain, possible assignments will take place in different departments in Germany and abroad, such as Supply Planning, Supply Network Operations, Distribution and Strategy & Business Operations. Our GOglobal Supply Chain Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree in business administration/natural science or related fields
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • First practical experience via internships, preferably within Manufacturing and/or Supply Chain
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

GOglobal – Research & Development

GOglobal – Research & Development

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of Research & Development. After a first assignment in the functional area at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany or Boston area, USA, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience in a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal Research & Development, possible assignments will take place in different departments at your home base and abroad, such as Product Development or Technical Project Management. Our GOglobal Research & Development Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • PhD in natural science
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • First practical experiences via internships, preferably within R&D
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

GOglobal – Quality, Regulatory & Compliance

GOglobal – Quality, Regulatory & Compliance

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of Quality, Regulatory & Compliance. After a first assignment in the functional area at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience in a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal Quality, Regulatory & Compliance, possible assignments will take place in different departments in Germany and abroad, such as Internal Auditing, Quality Management Systems, DIN ISO certifications and general Regulatory Management. Our GOglobal Quality, Regulatory & Compliance Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Pharmacy, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with specialization in Quality, Medical Technology or Regulatory Affairs
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • First practical experiences via internships, preferably within Quality and Regulatory or related fields
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

GOglobal – Group Procurement

GOglobal – Group Procurement

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of Group Procurement. After a first assignment in the functional area at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second assignment. In the third assignment, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience in a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal Group Procurement, possible assignments will take place in different departments in Germany and abroad, such as Global Category Management, Risk Management, Business Partnering as well as Innovation Sourcing, Digitalization and Governance at Procurement. Our GOglobal Group Procurement Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy
posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree in business administration/natural science or related fields
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • First practical experiences via internships, preferably within Procurement or related fields
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)

GOglobal – Human Resources

GOglobal – Human Resources

In the course of a 24-month individual rotation plan, you get to know multiple aspects of HR (e.g. Talent & Development, Total Rewards, HR Business Partner,..). After a first assignment at your home base in Darmstadt, Germany or Shanghai area, China, you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries for a second or third assignment. Beyond that, you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and experience a different functional scope or business area. Within GOglobal HR, possible assignments will take place in different departments in Germany or China and abroad, such as Talent, Development & Recruiting, Total Rewards, HR Business Partner or HR Service. Our GOglobal HR Program kicks off several times throughout the year – if you are interested, please check at our job portal if there is a vacancy posted.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree in business administration, psychology, human resources or related fields
  • Outstanding academic performance        
  • International experience        
  • First practical experience via internships, preferably within HR or related
    fields        
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting
    challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)
GOglobal with Simone

At Manufacturing & Operations, you can contribute actively to improve peoples‘ lives. That‘s why Simone joined GOglobal.

GOglobal with Alexandra

At Finance, you get the opportunity to experience business first hand. That‘s why Alexandra joined GOglobal.

OLDP at a Glance

Our Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) provides graduates the opportunity to discover different career paths within the Integrated Supply Chain Operations function. Over the course of three years, you will take part in four nine-month job rotations in various areas of Integrated Supply Chain Operations of MilliporeSigma. This gives you the chance to build portfolios of expertise, explore interests and develop your skills. Our company has sites in 66 countries, providing an opportunity to work with different regions of the world with a diverse employee base. As you progress through the program, you will work with leadership and gain insight into the company’s core businesses, processes and technologies. The OLDP is a great chance for graduates to broaden their horizon, develop expertise and build up a world-wide network within the company. For the program, we have intakes in Germany, France, the UK and the USA.

What should participants expect from the OLDP?

  • Experience working in various aspects of supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution. 
  • Exposure to manufacturing plants, systems and processes, emerging markets, strategic projects and senior leadership.
  • Opportunities to learn supervision skills, Lean and Six Sigma Quality Systems, change management, insights, finance, and global cultural perspectives.
  • Immersion in assignments determined by career interests and areas of development and business needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for GOglobal or the OLDP?

How do I apply for GOglobal or the OLDP?

You can easily apply for current vacancies via our Job Portal. If you are searching for our GOglobal Graduate Program vacancies, just enter the keywords “Trainee” or “GOglobal”. If you are searching for OLDP vacancies, just enter the keywords “Operations Leadership Development Program”.

How many months in advance should I apply?

How many months in advance should I apply?

The selection Process for our Graduate Programs usually starts around 4-6 months prior to the program start.

There are no open positions in the program I'm interested in. What can I do now?

There are no open positions in the program I'm interested in. What can I do now?

Due to different starting dates for our Graduate Programs, not all of the positions are posted at the same time. In case that your preferred Graduate Program is currently not available in our Job Portal, you can register here. We will send you a job alert once the position is posted again.

Is there a specific contact person for my application?

Is there a specific contact person for my application?

As there will be more than one person involved in the application process, there is no specific contact person for your application.

Which elements are included in the selection process?

Which elements are included in the selection process?

Depending on the program, elements of the selection process are e.g. a CV screening, a telephone interview, a virtual assessment center as well as an assessment day.

Is there a fixed starting date for the Graduate Programs?

Is there a fixed starting date for the Graduate Programs?

Our GOglobal Global Graduate Program kicks off twice per year around March and September. Our GOglobal Finance Program starts twice per year around March and August. For all other GOglobal Functional Graduate Programs, there are no fixed starting dates. These programs kick off several times throughout the year. The OLDP kicks off once a year in June. If you want to be informed as soon as your preferred Graduate Program is posted, you can register here. We will send you a job alert once the position is posted again.

Will there be an international assignment?

Will there be an international assignment?

All of our GOglobal Graduate Programs contain an international assignment in one of our subsidiaries abroad. Depending on the GOglobal Program, the international assignment will take up to one year. 

The OLDP does not contain an international assignment. 

Can I choose the departments for my assignments within the graduate program?

Can I choose the departments for my assignments within the graduate program?

As the programs follow a structured process, most departments for the assignments are fixed – nevertheless, in some cases we can take care of individual wishes. The intention is to have a broad variety of assignments, so you can benefit from many different experiences.

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