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Cyber Security Trainee (m/f/d)



Madrid, Spain
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024


With our exciting BASF Global Digital Trainee Program, we believe in preparing you for the future. We are on the hunt for bright young talents willing to learn and being a part of the digital transformation of BASF!

BASF is one of the largest chemical companies in the world, and we have a strong commitment to creating a sustainable future through chemistry. Our products can be found in various aspects of everyday life, from the soles of your shoes to the paint in your car. The Digital Hub Madrid plays a crucial role in supporting BASF's digitalization efforts, providing innovative, global, and high-quality digital products and services.

As a part of the BASF Global Digital Trainee Program, you will receive full support from day one to make meaningful contributions to our team. You will have the opportunity to help us on exciting projects that allow you to bring your creativity, passion, and pioneering spirit to our global teams. We will pair you with our best mentors and coaches, ensuring your professional growth and development.

Our global Cyber Security organization has the task of protecting BASF's IT and OT systems from hacker attacks and ensuring information security. We reduce the expected threat level with our strategic and operational activities. With dedicated projects we significantly increase the maturity of cyber security in the entire organization.

It is our goal to enable and support the business by empowering employees to work in a secure way by raising awareness on cyber security and information protection.

Additionally, as part of the program, you will have the chance to participate in an all-expense paid international stint in Germany, which will further enhance your network and intercultural skills.


  • A comprehensive 18-month program based in the Digital Hub Madrid. This includes a 6-month internship period to learn and a 12-month training contract to kick-start your career.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of unit-specific and cross-unit tasks.
  • Four rotations, each approximately five months long, in at least three different teams to give you exposure to different parts of digitalization.
  • An all-expense paid rotation in Germany, helping you expand your network and further develop your intercultural skills.
  • This Cyber Security Trainee position offers you the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into the various disciplines of BASF's cyber security organization.


We are looking for committed interns/trainees who want to gain knowledge and develop professional skills. We value candidates who set challenging goals for themselves, and approach opportunities with an open mind.

We are looking for someone that:

  • is finishing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics). However, other disciplines are also welcomed.
  • shows interest in programming and an active involvement in extra-curricular activities of any kind.
  • has excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • brings a positive learning spirit and a growth mindset.
  • Shows reliability, flexibility & high motivation.
  • Cultural awareness and proactive approach when calendar conflicts appear.
  • Adaptability to changing environment: quick change in demands and sources.

Nice to have knowledge (but not necessary):

  • Technical experiences in the field of Cyber Security.
  • Knowledge in the area of ISMS and ISO27001
  • CISSP or CISM certification.

So, what are you waiting for? Continue your development and start your digital career with us!


  • Involvement from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • A collaborative, trustful and innovative work environment
  • Being part of an international team and work in global projects

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.


Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Francesca Gutierrez (