ScotGrad Success Stories

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

Navigating a maze

25/06/2019

Decoding Job Descriptions

Feeling frustrated trying to understand job descriptions? Use our handy jargon buster to help you out.

Careers Advice
Isla Mackay

18/06/2019

Spectacular scenery and supportive communities: the Highlands are a fantastic place to work

Isla Mackay, ScotGrad

Geology graduate Isla Mackay talks about her unique experience as a ScotGrad in the Highlands, with community-based charity, Lochaber Geopark Association.

Success Stories
Man in a suit

14/05/2019

Why Your First Grad Job Should be with a ScotGrad SME

SME stands for small and medium sized enterprises. In Scotland, there are SMEs in every sector, from Food and Drink to Engineering, from Tourism to Energy.

Sector Insights
Ruth MacKenzie

08/05/2019

One of the most vital and beneficial steps in my developing career

Ruth MacKenzie, ScotGrad

After a varied and jam-packed 12-months, marketing graduate Ruth MacKenzie looks back on her placement with a busy Highland community development trust, the Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company.

Success Stories
Graduation celebration

09/04/2019

You Are Not Your Degree

ScotGrad vacancies often include recommended degrees for each role, but what ScotGrad employers are really looking for is a certain set of skills and qualities a suitable candidate should have. With that in mind, there are plenty of opportunities that could be perfect for you but that you may have already dismissed.

Careers Advice
Person holding question mark

21/03/2019

ScotGrad Frequently Asked Questions

Every year we attend events, deliver presentations, go along to networking opportunities and meet thousands of students and graduates. To help you to understand what we offer, we’ve put together this top 10 to answer the most frequently asked questions.

Careers Advice
Search Engine personalisation

25/02/2019

Free SCQF Level 6 in Digital Marketing

Jump Digital in collaboration with QA Apprenticeships offers SQA qualifications to all current ScotGrads and our alumni.

Success Stories
Natalia Kocheva - Adept Solutions

17/01/2019

Business Transformation at Adept Solutions

It’s been just 6 months since Natalia Kocheva, Business Transformation Graduate at Adept Solutions, started her ScotGrad placement. We caught up with her to hear how she’s found it so far. Hear it in Natalia’s own words.

Success Stories
Pamela Scott

05/11/2018

Meet Pamela Scott

Meet Pamela Scott, Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer at SUEZ Purification and Disinfection Systems Ltd. Pamela started her placement in August 2017, and after a year at the company, we were delighted to hear that Pamela’s position had been made permanent.

Success Stories