PTTP – Process Technology Talent Program

For organizations

There is a immense shortage of students entering technical courses. By joining the exclusive ISPT talent program you can change this.

Become a partner of our Process Technology Talent Program (PTTP) now, and get in touch with the top students in the Netherlands in the area of process technology. From 2013 onwards, the PTTP has been optimally preparing HBO (polytechnic) students for a job in the process industry. Industry and knowledge institutions have carefully selected these talents from the top 4 percent HBO process technology students.

The partnership

As a partner of the PTTP you have the possibility to actively contribute to the education program. By doing so, your technology can be incorporated in the orientation program. For example, you can provide casestudies that illustrate current developments relevant for your company. In addition, you can offer a lecture by one of your organization’s key experts.

As a PTTP partner, you play a key role in the business orientation of the talents. For instance, by offering an internship where students work on the development or improvement of an existing technology. The students can also get to know your company during company visits. As a result, your organization becomes a visible potential employer for a talented group of students.

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Are you a student?

PTTP is a 2,5 year talent program tailored for HBO students in the field of chemical or food technology. You take part in the program alongside your regular HBO studies.

What does the Process Technology Talent Program entail?

The program includes course days, summer schools, as well as intensive contact with the business community through company visits. Experts from key organizations in process technology, high schools and universities enrich the curriculum with course lectures and materials.

Who can participate?

  • You are in your second year of your HBO studies.
  • You want to prepare yourself optimally for your career within the process industry.
  • You completed the first year of your studies without any delay and with an average of 7,5 or up.
  • You have good English verbal, writing and listening skills.

What can I expect from PTTP?

The program covers topics from the entire process technology, such as bio-refining, process intensification, process and system design, sustainability, safety, energy and heat, process control, advanced separation technology, and reactor design.

In addition, there is plenty of attention for innovation skills. The program has an international orientation component and is offered entirely in English.

Contact with companies

From the moment of your first selection interview, you enter the business world: they select the candidates, present casestudies, organize company visits and define assignments that you work on as a group. Consequently, your intensive contact with the process industry starts immediately after enrolling.


As a ambassador for technology / process technology, you will, after a special training, transfer your passion for process technology to students, students and young professionals. This happens at conferences you attend and schools you visit.

For more information download the leaflet here or contact PTTP’s Program Officer Meine Koeslag at

Sustainable development goals

This project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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