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Our company in a nutshell

When great minds get together, they inspire each other. Our collaborative culture proves it. By working a better way - sharing ideas, voicing opinions, giving feedback and lending support - we get better results.

It's an approach that helps us make great things happen whether we're developing medications that fight cancer, applications for the life science industry, more powerful LCD and OLED technology or brighter pigments.

Who we are

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. We are a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. We have been active in the United Kingdom since 1883.

Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life - from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and televisions.

Careers with us

At Merck, our talented people from over 120 nations work together to deliver market-driven products around the world. We offer careers that cross borders and expand your horizons, professionally and personally. For over 300 years, we have been leading in many fields in pharmaceuticals and chemicals to improve lives. We are proud of what we achieve, but also the way we do it.

Wherever you join us, and in whatever role, you'll work alongside committed, high-performing people who want to make a difference.

Worldwide opportunities

We believe in offering people flexible career development to suit their aspirations, and our huge range of worldwide locations and career areas mean we can provide exceptional career possibilities. Within a short time of joining Merck, you'll become part of a globally operating group, working in an inspiring environment with a highly motivated team that will help you to improve your theoretical and practical knowledge. We'll invest in your development, so you can be the best you can be.

Explore exciting career paths HERE.

Take on responsibility from the start. Deliver outstanding results in independently managed strategic projects in Darmstadt (global headquarter), Boston and China. Make a name for yourself within Merck - all in the course of a 18-24-month individual rotation plan. In short: maximize your potential for development, growth and performance by attending our graduate programme.