SGL Carbon as an employer

We offer excellent opportunities for development and a wide range of career paths. SGL Carbon as an employer

Let’s co-create smart solutions

Innovative strength, team spirit, high quality standards, and individual responsibility – and working with one of the most amazing materials of our time. Together with our customers, we use these ingredients to create intelligent and pioneering solutions. Join us at SGL!

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Your development and career opportunities

When it comes to your development, we follow a clear principle – we want you to reach your full potential. In order to harmonize the interests of SGL with your aims and ambitions, we use the latest professional development tools, including job rotations, assignments abroad, challenging project tasks, and targeted training activities. Your knowledge and creative drive are the most important attributes for us. We offer you the opportunity to embark on a rewarding and fascinating career path.

What I love most in this company is the unique connection between people. An atmosphere of trust fosters open discussions and constructive feedback. Besides, you always get opportunities to develop yourself. For example, I was offered a very exciting extension to my area of responsibility.

Ai Qing Song, HR Business Partner China & South-East Asia, Shanghai

What we offer our employees

We offer not only exciting tasks and excellent development opportunities but also attractive remuneration and employee benefits. A competitive basic salary is supplemented by a motivating bonus system.

As an employee, SGL offers me additional benefits that you don't find everywhere, such as a company pension plan and comprehensive accident insurance. Apart from that, I particularly appreciate that as a manager I have flexible working hours and can work from home to some extent.

Dr. Norma Minar, Head of Future Composites, Central Innovation, Meitingen

Depending on the country they are working in, our employees also enjoy additional benefits, such as an attractive pension scheme or extra insurance. Where the business environment allows, we offer flexible working hours and the option of working partly from home.

Our corporate culture

Our daily work is based on openness and trust, and our employees value the team spirit and sense of togetherness. We are ambitious, have high standards, and are constantly evolving. We are inquisitive and open to new ideas, perspectives, and approaches, and we actively look to collaborate with co-workers, customers, and partners. An important part of our corporate culture is the international dimension. This is evident in our 29 production sites – 16 in Europe, eight in North America, and five in Asia – and in our intercultural teams. Join us to experience and benefit from our international approach to working.

Recently I did my Executive MBA program at the University of Washington in Seattle, in parallel to working. I am grateful for more than 20 years in which SGL has given me numerous development opportunities in various positions in Canada, Germany and the USA.

Benoit Labelle, Vice President of Finance SGL Technologies North America

Our awards and accolades as an employer

As an intern or working student, you can expect fair pay, individual support, a wide range of training options and the opportunity to put your skills into practice. As a “Fair Company”, it is important to us to comply with and measure ourselves against the rules of this German employer initiative. We offer you a fair give and take.

The Great Place to Work® Institute awarded us the Great Start! certificate in recognition of the outstanding apprenticeship program that we offer in Germany. This was the encouraging result of a survey of our apprentices and a supplementary audit of our corporate culture. For us, this is both an honor and encouragement to continue our commitment to training excellence.

As a TOP 100 Innovator, we are among the most innovative SMEs in Germany. This accolade is awarded to companies that have demonstrated excellence in innovations management. Our Research & Development department is delighted with this positive feedback.

The “Innovativ durch Forschung” (“innovative through research”) certification is awarded by Stifterverband – a German association that promotes education, science and innovation – to companies that particularly stand out with their research expertise and innovative strength. We are one of these companies.


If you would like to find out more about career opportunities at SGL Carbon, please get in touch.

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