Chemical Production Specialist (m/f/d)

Your Start in This Vocational Training

Your first step in the BÜFA world begins with a  "getting acquainted weekend". Before you actually start your vocational training, you will get to meet the other apprentices and your training supervisor who will be your personal contact throughout the entire duration of your vocational training and who will always have an open ear for you.

At a relaxed get-together, BÜFA employees will give you initial insights into your new world of work which saves you having to jump into the deep end by yourself.

Your Tasks and Activities

During this 2-year apprenticeship to become a Chemical Production Specialist, you will produce chemical products and take on the following tasks: 

You will fill raw materials in systems, operate these and monitor measured values at the same time. 

You will take samples of the finished products and test them in a laboratory.

You will work in the filling areas for different materials (e.g. plastics, dyes and adhesives) and learn how to maintain these systems.

The Course of Your Vocational Training

1st year of training

In the beginning you will work in your so-called home department. There you will learn your tasks in a more specialised way and more extensively than in other areas. The different employees there will give you help and advice as well as more responsibility as time goes on. This gives you the opportunity to try out a lot of things and learn from this.

2nd year of training

You will also learn in other BÜFA subsidiaries and get to know our training partner Covestro Oldenburg. During this year you will experience what a good chemical production specialist must be able to do and will go through all areas that are important for your vocational training. At the same time you will receive intercompany instruction once a week. Towards the end of your training, you will return to your home department to deepen your skills and intensively prepare for your final examination.

Soft Skills and Prerequisites

This apprenticeship requires the equivalent to a German "Hauptschulabschluss" [school leaving certificate after 9-10 years of schooling that qualifies you for some vocational training programmes] with good grades in chemistry and mathematics.

In addition, you should also have the following soft skills

  • Good receptiveness
  • Capacity for teamwork
  • Willingness to learn
  • Manual skills
  • Diligence

Vocational training to become a Chemical Production Specialist takes place at the following sites – however, you must apply centrally.

Vocational school classes are held at the Bildungszentrum für Technik und Gestaltung (BZTG) [Education Centre for Technology and Design]). During the 1st year of training, you will attend classes two days a week. In the 2nd year of training, attendance is just once a week.

Your Post-Training Prospects

If you pass your final exam with a score of 3 or better, you will normally be offered an employment contract for at least 6 months. However, even before this, all apprentices can apply for internal vacancies. And if you have then found the job of your dreams, that’s when things really get going - BÜFA offers their employees numerous and very individual  opportunities to further their qualifications  and education. From extra-occupational studies all the way to specialisation in a certain subject area, anything is possible ... because our employees are the real capital and heart of our company.