Creating career prospects Since October 2015, Bayer has been offering refugees aged between 18 and 26 a chance to take part in a four-month foundation course at its site in LeverkusenRead more The course, enrolling roughly 20 participants four times a year, is Bayer's way of helping young refugees to improve their German language skills to a level at which they will have a realistic chance on the labor market. The course also includes initial career guidance, supplemented by a three-week practical internship at the Chempark in Leverkusen.The concept is proving successful. 90 refugees have already completed the course, and 12 of them have also qualified for the Starthilfe program at Bayer that since August 2016 has been preparing them to train in an industrial profession. Five more refugees have already been accepted for the mid-2017 intake of the Starthilfe program in Leverkusen and Wuppertal, where it is also running from this year. The application procedure is still ongoing in Wuppertal.Interested young people can contact firstname.lastname@example.org by e-mail. A similar course is on offer at the Berlin site (contact: email@example.com).