Last week, a group of refugees with professional and academic experience in technical fields was invited to get to know the companies located at the chemical park in Delfzijl.
Translation by Traci White
The trip to Delfzijl was organised by the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Nouryon and Refugee Talent Hub. The hub organizes events throughout the Netherlands focused on different professional sectors, ranging from tech jobs to chemistry to the financial sector. The hub primarily seeks to help asylum recipients who speak sufficient Dutch and/or English with an outstanding CV gain work experience at Dutch companies.
According to a press release from the Hanze, the group of 14 asylum recipients was able to meet with representatives from Nouryon, Aldel, Teijin Twaron and PPG, all of which have facilities in Delfzijl. Nouryon is the former specialty chemicals group from AkzoNobel.
The participating companies gave presentations and talked about the job opportunities available in the park, the visitors had an opportunity to speak with employees from the businesses. The goal for the participants was to schedule follow up meetings with the companies to discuss job placement opportunities: there are 15 chemistry-focused businesses in the industrial park.
Photo source: Hanze University of Applied Sciences