Starting your career

Exploring Opportunities

A great start can set you on a rewarding career path. Explore our student programs if you want to live your purpose in a passionate, creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and responsible business.


We are looking for talented and motivated new colleagues who can contribute to the success of our company. Come live your purpose at Firmenich.

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Mieke van de Capelle
"At Firmenich, we deeply believe in education and the power of youth to drive change, and are actively supporting vocational training and Youth employment. As a founding member of the global Alliance for YOUth, we are committed to creating 5,000 jobs for youth by 2030."

Mieke van de Capelle

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Committed to Youth

Young people are the future and we are investing in their potential. We are a board member of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), a worldwide coalition of leading companies committed to promoting work-based learning programs that open up new opportunities for young people around the world.


As a founding member of the Global Alliance for YOUth – a movement of 21 like-minded organizations, including Nestlé, Microsoft, and Adecco - we aim to help 15 million young people worldwide build their employability skills by 2022.

Meet our Colleagues

Discover our trainee programs and apprenticeships

Fragrance Development Manager Program

This program covers every aspect of the complex processes involved in creating and launching a fragrance. Since we launched the program more than 30 years ago, it has been continuously expanded and improved, so that it now encompasses everything from consumer insights and marketing to technical processes and olfactive strategy. The program combines formal and project-based training, while every participant is mentored by a senior manager or functional expert.


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Perfumer Program

Are great perfumers made or born? Based on the industry legends who have emerged through our Perfumer program, we believe both nature and nurture are involved. This cross-border program, which runs for 4-5 years, immerses you on the world of frangrance creation. You learn about natural and synthetic ingredients, fragrance design and marketing, consumer research and product roll-out. Your teachers and mentors will include some of the worlds' leading perfumers.


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Flavorist Program

Our creators keep us competitive and they include our amazingly talented flavorists. To nurture their next generation we run our Flavorist program. It takes you on a journey through all aspects of flavor creation by combining formal and project-based international training. Being taught and mentored by senior flavorists and other experts will help you hone the skills you need to succeed.


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We have welcomed apprentices since 1956, when we ran our first program in our Geneva headquarters. Today, we still offer apprenticeships there but also in the US and several other locations. You have the chance to choose between work-based programs designed to prepare you for a scientific, technical, commercial or support role with Firmenich.


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Apprenticeship Program


Academic Partners

At Firmenich we naturally collaborate to innovate. Together with academic institutions, including business schools, we have created a flourishing eco-system for innovation – focused in particular on material science, analytical chemistry, biology and the sensory sciences.

We challenge the brightest minds to explore new possibilities or solve immediate problems such as poor sanitation or extreme poverty.


University Partners

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