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Employer Success Stories

Since 2010, more than 1000 organisations across Scotland have used ScotGrad to place skilled students and graduates to deliver projects for their business. Here's a selection of success stories from some of those employers.

Click on the success stories below to find out more about other employers’ experiences with students and graduates:

  • Blazing Griffin

    Blazing Griffin

    Blazing Griffin, an independent digital entertainment company with bases in Edinburgh and Glasgow, took on a current post-graduate student to complete an essential, internationally themed project. The company told us about the amazing impact Yibei Wang had when undertaking her role, and how her input helped them grow. This placement was also ScotGrad's first under the new International Business Explorer initiative.

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  • Labels4Kids

    Labels4Kids

    When you want to make waves in the French market, it certainly pays to have a French-speaking graduate to lead the way, as Ann-Maree Morrison soon discovered.

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    Harris Tweed Hebrides

    Harris Tweed Hebrides is one of Scotland's success stories, and after employing Ruth Macdonald fresh from Glasgow Caledonian University, on a 12 month marketing project, the brand is reaching out to even more worldwide customers. Margaret A Macleod explains.

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  • GT Biologics

    GT Biologics

    GT Biologics employed Katrina Lawrie, an MBA graduate from the University of Aberdeen, as a business manager on a 12-month placement. Professor Denise Kelly talks about the experience.

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    Forth Dimension Displays

    With two major trade shows coming up and an exciting new product development to be showcased, Ursula Posch, Marketing and Communications Manager at Forth Dimension Displays, explains how graduate Gavin Moffat made a difference.

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    Stormcats Limited

    With an exciting new product taking them into a new market, a graduate placement proved to be not just useful, but lucrative too. Managing director Angus Newman tells the story.

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Other success stories

Aberdeen Foyer

Aberdeen Foyer

Rapid growth meant that this Aberdeenshire charity needed to up its IT game to impress funders. A graduate placement was a key player in moving things in the right direction.

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Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd

Stephen Roe, CEO of Edinburgh based Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd, recruited graduate Daniel Foy via ScotGrad back in November 2013 on a 12 month placement. Here he talks about the positive impact Daniel made on the company during his placement which has now lead to the creation of a permanent role.

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An Lanntair

Director Roddy Murray at An Lanntair explains how their graduate Judith put her degree in Economics and Marketing to good use for his organisation in Stornoway.

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Angus Dundee Distillers PLC

Angus Dundee Distillers PLC

A successful graduate placement turned into a permanent position when this traditional whisky company decided to take the plunge into the world of social media.

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Aquila BioMedical

Aquila BioMedical took on graduate Julie McLaughlin through the TalentScotland (now ScotGrad) Graduate Placement Programme. Her strong scientific and analytical skills led to a permanent position with the company. Clare Doris, the Chief Operating Officer reflects on the experience.

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Aubin Ltd

Aubin Ltd

Martin Ridge from Aubin Ltd describes the impact that graduate Peter Foreman had on the company bringing some unconventional, but smart thinking to the oil and gas world.

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Bardyke Chemicals Ltd

As the Technical manager and graduate placement line manager, Carol Lee had a front-row seat for understanding the benefits of employing graduates and the impact the placement has had on the company.

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Blazing Griffin

Blazing Griffin

Blazing Griffin, an independent digital entertainment company with bases in Edinburgh and Glasgow, took on a current post-graduate student to complete an essential, internationally themed project. The company told us about the amazing impact Yibei Wang had when undertaking her role, and how her input helped them grow. This placement was also ScotGrad's first under the new International Business Explorer initiative.

View full story about Blazing Griffin