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Looking to kick start your graduate career?

Are you a current student coming up to your graduation? Or, have you already completed your degree, and you’re searching for your first graduate job? If you’re thinking “yes” when reading this, then you’ve come to the right place. ScotGrad is here to help you kick start your career!

Graduates meeting ScotGrad at a careers event

In today’s competitive graduate job market, employers aren’t just looking for a good degree qualification; they are also looking for proven skills and tangible experience. ScotGrad is a free programme that offers paid graduate placements in dynamic organisations across Scotland, to help you get into the graduate workplace and give you that all important experience! Our placements are:

• Focused on tangible projects

• Suitable for all degree types

• Available in every sector across Scotland (including Food & Drink, Travel & Tourism, Engineering and Science)

• 3 – 12 months long, paid pro rata

Two ScotGrads working at Harris Tweed Hebrides

Since 2010, ScotGrad has placed over 1200 students and graduates in hundreds of small to medium sized businesses throughout Scotland.

“Having experience in industry rather than just having a degree is invaluable, as it shows employers that you really do know how to do whatever your degree was in."

(University of Strathclyde Graduate)

Impressively, over 87% of the graduates who undertake a ScotGrad placement are in graduate-level employment once their role ends, showing the benefit that the ScotGrad programme has on increasing your employability and helping you onto the career ladder.

This group of graduates met through ScotGrad

“The responsibilities I have held have given me a lot of confidence. Having been offered an extension to my one year placement is very encouraging. That can happen to you too!"

(University of the West of Scotland Graduate)

You can take a look at our success stories on the ScotGrad website – you might even spot someone you know. David McGawn was made permanent with ICS Learn after his ScotGrad placement finished, and has been with the company for over three years. He told us:
“ScotGrad employers are willing for you to keep learning, which is best when you first leave university. It is a great starting point for graduates to get into the industry that they are looking to work in.”

Feeling inspired? Let ScotGrad help you kick start your career! Visit www.ScotGrad.co.uk to find your perfect graduate placement today.