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Graduate success stories

Since 2010, over 1000 graduates from 23 different countries have had the satisfaction of making their mark with scores of projects across Scotland, in all kinds of companies and social enterprises. Here's a selection of their stories.

  • Eilidh Todd

    Eilidh Todd

    North Highland Initiative

    Eilidh Todd talks about how she benefited from her graduate placement and where she is now three years on in 2016.

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  • David McGawn ICS Learn

    David McGawn

    ICS Learn

    David McGawn joined ICS Learn in 2013 on a 12 month placement through ScotGrad. Still with the company in 2016, he tells us more about his experience.

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  • Rowan Paterson

    Rowan Paterson

    Read about Rowan's Gaelic graduate placement which led to Rowan being kept on. 

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  • Becca Clark case study

    Becca Clark

    Becca Clark talks about her graduate placement with ATLAS Arts, a pioneering producer and commissioner of contemporary art based in Portree, Isle of Skye.

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  • Sucessful ScotGrad Alumni Andrew Perry

    Andrew Perry

    Orb Group

    Andrew Perry applied for a ScotGrad placement as he wanted a challenging, engaging role after university. He tells us about everything he learnt over the past few months...

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  • Successful ScotGrad Alumni David Smith

    David Smith

    Impact Solutions

    David Smith was quickly promoted to project manager in his placement company, and gets to travel around the UK, Europe, and Canada! Read about his experience, and his thoughts on the benefits of smaller companies below.

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  • Rosarra Mulvey successful ScotGrad Alumna

    Rosarra Mulvey

    Caledonian Plywood Co Ltd

    Rosarra joined the team at Caledonian Plywood in 2015, quickly progressing through her ScotGrad placement and stepping up to the position of HR Manager less than a year later. She tells us about her placement experience, and has some tips for graduates.

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