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Join our Graduate Programs! Maximize your potential for development and performance and take the chance to grow within our organization.

For us, this means supporting you in building on your strengths, evolving your talents and acquiring new skills – with the goal to develop you into key positions within Merck. 


Within GOglobal, you can choose between our Global Graduate Program or several Functional Graduate Programs.

Which benefits do all GOglobal programs have in common?

  • 24-months individual rotational program
  • International experiences 
  • Significant exposure to senior management
  • Challenging projects and assignments
  • Competent support from business mentors
  • Valuable training sessions & coaching 
  • Great networking opportunities
  • High retention rate after successful completion
  • Attractive salaries


The Global Graduate Program is addressing graduates with a dual academic background in natural science and business.

As a participant, you are part of Merck Inhouse Consulting, the internal consultancy of Merck. Your task is supporting our headquarters as well as subsidiaries in the development and implementation of strategic management as well as operational projects. From the very beginning, you will be part of Merck’s Inhouse Consulting team – and thus a broad worldwide network with a direct connection to senior management. You will receive a limited contract for 24 months. However, it is our clear objective to place all GOglobal graduates into permanent roles following successful completion of the program.


  • Master degree (PhD is a plus), either:
    • Degree(s) in science or engineering and a secondary qualification in business, e.g. through business degrees or classes, participation in extra-curricular activities, and/or internship experience) or vice versa OR 
    • Business-related degree with a distinct supply chain focus
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Ideally two demanding consulting or industry-related internships
  • International experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Profound knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)


The Functional Graduate Program is addressing ambitious graduates who want to unleash their potential within a specific business function. In the course of your individual rotation plan, you get the chance to broaden your experience and gain insights into diverse aspects of the respective function. Through its set-up, the program offers you a great opportunity for networking and intercultural exchange. You will receive a limited contract for 24 months *¹ *². However, it is our clear objective to place all GOglobal graduates into permanent roles following successful completion of the program.

The home bases are mainly located in Darmstadt (Germany), Shanghai (China) and/or the greater Boston area (USA). 

Most of the programs consist of three assignments*³:

  • First assignment: will take place at your home base.
  • Second assignment: you will be going international to one of our subsidiaries around the globe.
  • Third assignment: you will get the chance to broaden your perspective and gain experience in a different functional scope or business area.

Start date:

  • Our Functional Graduate Programs kick off several times throughout the year.
  • If you are interested, please check at our job portal for current vacancies.



  • Outstanding academic performance
  • International experience
  • High motivation and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
  • Fluency in English (German or other language skills a plus)
  • First practical experience via internships, preferably within the specific function or related fields
  • For additional requirements for each function, please see below.

*¹  except for Finance, see below  *² except for intakes in China where you will receive a limited contract for 36 months  *³ except for Finance and HR, see below

Merck GOglobal

We are Merck, a vibrant science and technology company. Science is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Rank:
  • Company size: +10000
  • Global: Yes
  • Graduate programme: Yes
  • Intern programme: Yes

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