Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, is committed to support young people on their educational paths, and to give them the opportunity to combine theory with practice. The company thus cooperates with a number of universities and educational institutes around the world.
At the beginning of April, Brenntag invited around 40 students from Ruhr-University Bochum’s Sales & Marketing department. The focus of this full-day event at the Group headquarters in Essen was an in-depth discussion between the young guests and company representatives. The students showed great interest in Brenntag and the career opportunities in the Group. In addition, the current economic state, both in general and specifically in the chemicals industry, along with the resulting changes for sales organizations and the job profiles in this field were also the subject of lively discussion.
Karsten Beckmann, member of the Brenntag Management Board and CEO of Brenntag EMEA, welcomed the students. “With over 5,000 sales and marketing experts worldwide, Brenntag is a genuine sales organization. Having our ear to the ground, anticipating trends and serving our customers to the best of our ability are key factors in our success. This means we need well trained, clever and motivated employees. I’m pleased to see so many young talents here with us today.”
In addition to some good insights into the practical side of the work, the program for participants also included theory and teaching: Prof. Jan Wieseke from the Ruhr-University Bochum’s Sales & Marketing department gave a lecture on the topic “Radical changes in corporate strategic environments”. Following the lecture, students were also able to discuss this topic directly with Brenntag employees.