Get to know yourself and the Dutch laboratory world in 3 years
After their academic education, many graduates know what they don’t want; no more university education, no ‘lingering’ at the training address, and especially not accepting a job beneath their level. But how do you find out what you do want? And more important: is it possible in Serbia?
Do you have a strong drive to develop yourself further, and do you want to explore your talent in various high-tech laboratories? CheckMark’s Analist Development Program (ADP) offers you the unique chance to get a good look around and at the same time develop yourself to a professional “plus” level.
A lot of challenging, international companies are situated in the Netherlands. Companies with large R&D departments and high-tech facilities. In the past years there has been a decrease in good laboratory personnel and researchers in the Netherlands. That’s why CheckMark is recruiting graduated students with a Chemistry or Life Science background from Serbia. We can offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity through the ADP!
Career program for Chemistry and Life Science graduates
The ADP is a career program for starters in the job market with an education directed at the (bio) chemistry or biological medical laboratory research. The ADP looks a little bit like speed dating: in a 3 years period, you will work for three different laboratories within reputable companies. You work 1 year at each company. Note that this is not an internship, it is a job! You will get paid a competitive salary. However much is expected from you, since ADP analysts are always young, eager and ambitious people.
The level of the work increases during the course. This is how you gain a relatively broad work experience; you learn how to deal with different cultures and you are introduced to different disciplines within the lab world. You combine the work with an extensive training program with a total of 24 whole days with both a technical and a management component. This corresponds with a training budget of approximately 12.000 euro!
If you hit it off with one of the ADP partners, you could make an appointment about a continuation after you finish up the course, with or without the involvement of CheckMark. However, after the ADP you are not obligated to embark on a career with one of the ADP partners. If you want you can of course return to Serbia and use your new experiences and knowledge in your home country. It’s not our intention to perform an intellectual ‘brain-drain’ in Serbia but to help our companies and help you to develop in a ‘full speed ahead’ manner.
Own development central
As the name Analist Development Program suggests, your own development is central. You won’t be admitted to the program just like that. The participating companies provide a substantial contribution and expect something in return. That is not so much about a brilliant report or an impressive thesis project (although that doesn’t hurt of course), but more about the right attitude and mentality. As an ADP analyst you have to be flexible and inquisitive enough to perform at a certain level within a new organisation within a short time frame. You have to be able to listen well and not be afraid to adopt a critical attitude and take initiative. Furthermore, you have to be prepared to switch from company to company twice, even when you are just becoming content, or if it means that your travelling time triples and you might have to move.
CheckMark Ger van Meel Foundation
CheckMark is legally represented in Serbia by the CheckMark Ger van Meel Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to encourage talented students in Serbia and to help with the improvement of the academic quality of the University.