Our people and careers

Working at Wattyl

At Wattyl, we make a commitment to each and every one of our employees. We call this commitment our People Promise. It tells the story of our unique working culture and defines what makes us stand apart as an employer. When you come to work at Wattyl a part of Hempel, you’re part of a global family – whatever your location, department or role. A family that’s trusted to make a difference and encouraged to challenge themselves every day. We speak many languages and come from diverse backgrounds. But we’re all part of the Wattyl a part of Hempel family. We’re driven to succeed and thrive on innovation – and are united by a desire to paint our world stronger, safer and longer lasting.

Your Development in your own Hands.

Whether you’re a Retail Sales Assistant, Store Manager, Forklift Driver, Scientist, Marketeer, Sales Professional, Digital Specialist or Financial Controller, we want you to be the best that you can be. As a global company, we give you the chance to follow training and development programmes of all types, and to explore career opportunities and experiences in other countries and departments.Every Wattyl a part of Hempel employee follows our award-winning professional development process, Let’s talk! This process enables you to take charge of your own career and development path, with constructive feedback from your colleagues as well as support and guidance from your manager. Whether you want to improve your technical or business expertise, develop your leadership potential or gain experience abroad, your opportunities are in your own hands.

Driving success with a diverse workforce

We are a truly global company, with a diverse workforce spread across more than 80 countries. This gives us our most important asset and cutting edge – a group of colleagues with a vast variety of backgrounds, experiences, skills and knowledge. Our goal is to give every employee a fantastic place to work, one where they feel valued and have opportunities to develop.Our Diversity and Equal Opportunity Policy states that all employment and career development decisions must be based on merit and made to support business goals. A key goal of this policy is to ensure that everyone at Hempel has the opportunity to develop and reach their full potential.Currently, the number of women in management positions doesn’t reflect the percentage of women in our organisation. This is not good enough. Our target is for 25 per cent of our management positions to be filled by women by 2022, equal to the percentage of women in our organisation. To support this, female leaders can take part in a 12-month mentoring programme, in which they work with a mentor to accelerate their development and prepare for future challenges.

Explore our current job openings

We’re a growing team of talented individuals, dedicated to making a difference for our customers around the globe. We’re always on the lookout for skilled and enthusiastic new colleagues. For all our current vacancies check here.


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