Your career with Hempel

Global opportunities in a growing business

Your development, in your own hands

Whether you’re a scientist, marketeer, digital specialist or financial controller, we want you to be the best that you can be. As a global company, we give you the chance to follow training and development programmes of all types, and to explore career opportunities and experiences in other countries and departments.

Every Hempel employee follows our award-winning professional development process, Let’s talk! This process enables you to take charge of your own career and development path, with constructive feedback from your colleagues as well as support and guidance from your manager. Whether you want to improve your technical or business expertise, develop your leadership potential or gain experience abroad, your opportunities are in your own hands.

Hempel Academy

A globally renowned training and development centre

No matter which country you work in, as a Hempel employee you have access to a wide range of training opportunities through Hempel Academy, our internal centre for global training and development. Hempel Academy offers a variety of training activities – from workshops and one-day courses to longer courses and technical certifications – delivered online, through face-to-face teaching or through on-the-job training.

Becoming a Hempel leader

We believe that an engaged and passionate workforce begins with our leaders – and we have defined 10 essential leadership competencies that all our leaders should know and take to heart. 

Everyone can develop their leadership skills with Hempel. Leadership learning journeys are available to anyone – at anytime, anywhere and on any device – and you can tailor-make your own development path. We also run targeted talent development programmes for smaller groups of high potential talents, covering all three levels of leadership: leading self, leading others and leading the business. These include:

Pioneer (graduate level)

A global graduate programme to give high-potential leadership talents a boost at the beginning of their careers.

Explorer (mid-level)

A talent programme for mid-level leaders, focusing on building leadership capabilities and accelerating personal development.

Challenger (executive level)

A talent programme for our most senior leaders, with focus on strategy, execution and leadership.

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