ScotGrad News Hub

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

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Perfecting your CV: The ScotGrad checklist

Employers can get hundreds of applications for roles they advertise, so it’s vital that your CV is strong from start to finish. To make sure you stand out from the crowd and you’re ticking all the boxes, we’ve created this handy CV checklist.

Careers Advice
Emily Fraser


Interview with ScotGrad Associate Emily Fraser

Emily Fraser joined the Lion Safety team in July 2016 on a ScotGrad placement, after graduating with first class honours in Media and Communications from Robert Gordon University.

Success Stories
Successful Graduate Simon at ScotGrad Placement


ScotGrad Associate Simon Secures Permanent Job

Simon’s placement has given him the space to develop professionally and get involved in different areas of an innovative business. He tells us about his experience working for an SME.

Success Stories


Workplace habits to avoid on your placement

For many graduates, a ScotGrad placement is their first taste of working in an office environment. There are certain unspoken dos and don’ts, so ScotGrad’s Cameron Scott reveals his top 10 habits to avoid.

Careers Advice


How to crack the Easter placement hunt

With universities and offices winding down during the holidays, Easter is an eggcellent time to crack on with the hunt for your perfect placement. Our guide reveals how.

Careers Advice
Nicola Meikle


Edinburgh Napier graduate makes her mark

After a change in career direction, Nicola Meikle from West Lothian took on a role within our very own ScotGrad team. She tells us what she learnt and where she is now…

Success Stories


Interview prep: Company research checklist

You’ve heard it from your careers advisors and you’ve read it on our advice blogs so you know - one of the first things you need to do before filling in your application form and heading to your interview is to research the organisation you’re applying for!

Careers Advice
Social media


Using social media to boost your job search

In this first instalment of a three-part series on how to boost your job hunt, Janice Wallace from the ScotGrad team explains how to maximise your chances on social media.

Careers Advice
Food for thought


Food for thought

With the long hours spent studying for exams we often forget about our diets, but certain brain foods can increase our concentration, memory or simply improve our mood! Here are some of the best foods to boost your revision.

Graduates & Students