Student placements

ScotGrad can provide support to recruit suitable placements for the summer.

ScotGrad staff with Associates

If you have a business or social enterprise in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and you work with Highlands and Islands Enterprise already, ScotGrad can provide support to fill short student placements during the summer (June to September).

Like our graduate placement programme, it's all about finding someone who can gain valuable experience whilst completing a short, well-defined project with a definite impact on your organisation.

You pay a minimum hourly rate for an undergraduate student, currently at University or College and returning after the summer, or a graduate about to go on to further study. 50% of the salary cost (excluding employer National Insurance contributions) will be subsidised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise up to a maximum of £7 per hour. 

Placements can last between eight and twelve weeks. The student will also benefit from two days of free training to sharpen their business innovation and personal skills which will help them to apply these to your placement project. At the end of the project, we'll ask for a report on how your student placement got on and what was achieved.