Let’s meet & MATCH! in 2021

Monday 19 April to Thursday 22 April 2021

MATCH! The fast track to a brighter future

Do you want to accelerate your career and become a future leader? Then you’re in the right place. Welcome to DSM's MATCH! program.

From Monday 19 April to Thursday 22 April 2021, MATCH! gives you the unique opportunity of getting to know DSM from the inside. MATCH! is DSM’s technical business course and our goal is to hire international top talent from the 2021 participants for challenging, entry-level positions.


Normally you can visit some of our major sites in Europe. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic MATCH! 2021 will be a virtual business course. In this edition there will be challenging cases to work on with peers from various countries. Also, you will get the opportunity to meet and greet with DSM employees to learn what working at DSM is like.

Are you down to earth, able to engage and inspire others? Are you aiming for a career at a top international employer? Then YOU are the kind of person we are looking for.

“The MATCH! program helped me in so many ways. It nurtured my passion, turned me into a leader and I was always surrounded by inspiring people. Now I’m in charge of my own team at DSM and we’re pioneering the thinking behind some really smart sustainability solutions.” Shu-Yi Li , Match participant 2018.

Virtual MATCH! lectures in 2021

In 2021 we have more to offer than just the virtual business course. We will organize several online lectures so you can get to know what it is like to work for DSM. These Discover DSM digital lectures will address a variety of issues:

MATCH! Bright Talent Development Program

A number of participants from the MATCH! 2021 virtual business course will be matched to open entry-level positions within DSM. Once recruited, the objective is to onboard and develop the MATCHees into talented leaders at DSM. MATCH! provides you with a professional and personal learning  journey. It will help develop an understanding of DSM’s ways of working and help build the competencies you need to become our leaders of the future.

You bring:

  • At least a Master/ PhD/ MBA qualification (preferably finishing in 2021)
  • Background in the following disciplines: R&D, Manufacturing & Technology, Supply Chain Management
  • Courage in leading and working in teams
  • Driven by DSM’s purpose to create solutions to build a brighter future

We bring:

  • Development opportunities and building leadership skills
  • Opportunity to network and become part of the DSM family
  • Caring teams
  • Strong sense of purpose (in creating bright solutions)
  • Competitive renumeration and benefits

We are looking for talent that we can MATCH! to our challenging traineeship positions.

The following experience is a big plus:

  1. Extracurricular experience
  2. Relevant internships or part-time jobs
  3. International experience

Are you a team-player, an analytical thinker, open-minded and full of bright ideas? Are you ambitious to perform and grow within DSM? Then we would definitely like to meet and MATCH!

MATCH! 2021 program

The MATCH! 2021 edition will take place in DSM’s own virtual conference venue. In this virtual venue it will be possible to:

  • Learn all about DSM and the different businesses
  • Solve and present challenging case studies on real-life topics together with peers from all over the world
  • Meet and greet with DSM employees and learn about their current roles
  • Explore all the career opportunities possible at DSM
  • Virtual group activities to learn more about yourself and others…and have fun!
  • An introduction to DSM NEXT, our community for young professionals
  • If possible: local visits to production sites in Switzerland/Germany and the Netherlands

MATCH! 2021 application process

1. Apply

  • Applications open 7 Dec 2020
  • Applications close 12 Feb 2021
  • To apply you’ll need to upload your resume & a letter of motivation

2. Video round

  • In this round there will be video interviews via HireVue
  • The video round will be in week 8 (deadline 24 Feb 2021)

3. Face-to-Face interview

  • The “face-to-face” interviews will take place virtually in weeks 11 and 12
  • You will receive exact dates personally


  • The final selection will be announced approximately 3 weeks before the MATCH! week (16) in April


In case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Or discover MATCH! on LinkedIn.

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