ScotGrad News Hub

Welcome to the ScotGrad News Hub, where you will find all the latest updates from the ScotGrad team.



What Millennials expect from the workplace

While there is no age limit to apply for a ScotGrad placement, the majority of our Associates are Millennials. In an ever-changing working environment, Cameron Scott, one of ScotGrad’s programme managers, discusses what millennials expect from the workplace.

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Beat the stress

At this time on year with coursework deadlines looming and exams on the horizon, it’s not unusual to feel under pressure. While a little bit of stress can be manageable, here’s ScotGrad's advice in case it all gets too much.

Careers Advice


Identifying transferrable skills

Some students and graduates struggle to enter the job market due to a lack of work experience, but by identifying transferrable skills from outside of work you can boost your CV. As one of ScotGrad’s programme managers, Stepanka Jurenova explains, inexperience shouldn’t be a barrier to getting a foot on the career ladder.

Careers Advice


Exam revision top tips

Exam season at university often brings back ghosts of exams past, and many of us fall into bad habits, or struggle to focus. However that doesn’t have to be the case. One of ScotGrad’s programme managers, Kelly Barbour, shares her top tips to improve your revision.

Graduates & Students
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Forensic Science graduate breaks into innovative sector

After graduating with an MSc, Craig Allan started his ScotGrad placement as a Paint & Coatings Technician with CelluComp based in Burntisland.

Success Stories
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ScotGrad Associate Tina Liu helps Ireland Alloys enter Chinese market

Hamilton-based Ireland Alloys Limited specialises in buying, processing and selling complex metal alloy scrap, and has now branched out to sell its products in China after taking on a student to work on a ScotGrad placement project.

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Eureka moment for GCU graduate

Eleanor McGowan, a graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University joined Eureka Solutions last summer on a ScotGrad placement. She tells us more about her role.

Graduates & Students


How to balance uni work with your placement search

With dissertation deadlines looming, or exams appearing on the horizon, balancing your university work with your placement search is key. One of ScotGrad’s Programme Managers, Kelly Barbour, shares her top tips.

Careers Advice


Overcoming the inexperience hurdle

Although armed with a degree and other qualifications, graduates often struggle to get a foot on the career ladder due to a lack of work experience. One of ScotGrad’s programme managers, Cameron Scott, shares his tips on overcoming this barrier.

Careers Advice