HCA Talent programmes

The chemical industry needs talent to realize the ambitions of the sector. Who wants to develop his or her talent in chemistry can participate in the ChemistryNL talent programmes. These are available for students in chemistry, chemistry, process technology and analytical chemistry, at university or HBO. Check out our video about talent development:

The ChemistryNL talent programmes are an initiative of ChemistryNL, COAST and ISPT. In recent years, the ChemistryNL Talent Programme has successfully expanded under the leadership of these parties to an annual presentation to more than 100 higher vocational and university chemistry students. The ChemistryNL talent rrogrammes have been set up to allow more students to opt for a study in chemistry and to increase the intake of qualified chemists to industry.

The bar is high: in order to qualify for a talent programme, school performance, motivation and ambition must be of a high level. In addition, a broad interest is important; after all, chemistry fair students are role models and ambassadors for chemistry.

Check out the number of Talent students in our ‘arbeidsmarktmonitor‘ .

ChemistryNL talent programmes

COAST

COAST organizes two programmes for excellent students with a curriculum focussed on Analytical Sciences. ASTP, a collaborative effort of COAST and Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, is a three-year talent program for vocational BSc (HLO) students. ATLAS is a master- level Honours Programme with a focus on Analytical Technology. The programme is meant for talented students that are enrolled two-year master programmes at Dutch Universities.

  • COAST ASTP
    Students in the Analytical Sciences Talent Program (ASTP), the talent program for vocational BSc students specializing in analytical chemistry receive 100 hours per year extra education, perform challenges and internships with accredited companies, and get ample exposure in the analytical network during the last three years of their education.
    Students in the first year of their HLO program can apply through the ASTP-page of the COAST website.
  • COAST ATLAS
    ATLAS is a master-level Honours Programme with a focus on Analytical Technology. The programme is meant for talented students that are enrolled two-year master programmes at Dutch Universities. The master track may be focussed on analytical chemistry or students may create an analytical-chemistry focussed track within another MSc programme. ATLAS aims to bring together ambitious, enthusiastic industrial and academic professionals with motivated and talented ATLAS students and alumni. ATLAS strives to create a talent-and-expertise network that helps address major societal challenges. More information about the programme on the ATLAS page of the COAST website.

ISPT

ISPT’s Process Technology Talent Program (PTTP) is the talent programme for HBO students that focuses on process technology. The aim is to provide talented students with in-depth knowledge about process technology and the latest innovations and provide them a network that accelerates their career. The programme comes on top of the HBO studies and consists of courses, industry visits, industrial assignments, visits to congresses and meetings of industrial experts. Lectures are provided by leading experts from institutes, universities and companies all over the Netherlands.

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