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A world-leading company is offering ambitious young people a life-shaping chance to succeed in engineering and science as part of its team in North Ayrshire.

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DSM, a global player in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, is recruiting for the latest wave of its renowned modern apprenticeship (MA) programmes at DSM Nutritional Products site in Dalry.

The schemes are widely recognised as a superb launchpad for those seeking careers in the science, technology and engineering sector. Applications are open for the next four weeks and those interested in realising their potential are being urged to come forward.

Spaces on the innovative apprenticeship programmes are highly sought after with DSM Nutritional Products, one of the region’s most prominent companies, employing approximately 340 people at Dalry where the site has been in operation since 1958.

DSM has vacancies on its three-year Process Operations MA programme for those interested in pursuing a career in process operations and manufacturing. Apprentices will need to pass a level 3 SVQ in Process Manufacturing together with City and Guilds Chemical Process Operations (level 2 and 3), which will be delivered by West College Scotland.

There is also opportunities within its laboratories for those interested in pursuing a career in laboratory science, learning various analytical testing techniques. Apprentices will be expected to complete a SVQ in Laboratory & Associated Technical tasks together with an HNC in Applied Science.

The site has a further vacancy on its four-year MA programme in engineering maintenance relating to instrumentation, control and electrical engineering. Apprentices will complete the SVQ Engineering Maintenance (Instrumentation and Control) and (Electrical) together with HNCs in electrical engineering and measurement and control.

Training for each of these programmes will be delivered by West College Scotland..

Pauline Robertson, West College Scotland’s, Skills Programmes Manager commented, “Modern Apprenticeships offer exciting opportunities to work, learn, earn and get the skills you need.

In partnership with DSM and funding support from Skills Development Scotland, West College Scotland are delighted to be the Training Provider of choice.

 Jill Faure, Human Resources Manager at DSM Nutritional Products in Dalry, said: “Our site has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, and our continued investment and the global demand for our products make us a great choice for young people thinking about their future careers.

“The programmes offer a dynamic mix of on-the-job skills development and academic learning. Our apprentices are provided with a wide range of opportunities to develop the theoretical and practical skills needed for a thriving career in our industry. Many of our apprentices have gone on to very successful careers within our business.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a world leading company, based here in North Ayrshire. DSM Nutritional Products offers one of the best salary and development packages for apprentices in the area.”

Apprentices already training have appreciated the opportunities they have been given.

Hannah said: “I applied to be a modern apprentice with DSM Nutritional Products because I was really interested in science and chemistry, and was looking for a hands-on opportunity to start my career. I have really enjoyed working at DSM and I would urge any young person with an interest in science and technology subjects to apply for this great opportunity.”

Ronan Allan, 21, of Irvine, has just completed his modern apprenticeship, taking up a full time position working as part of the Vitamin B5 process operations team.

He said: “DSM Nutritional Products is a great option for young people in the West of Scotland. The company has a bright future in Dalry, and I see a lot of opportunities for me to progress my career through all the development and training available.”

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021. Click here to apply online.