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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Supporting Social and Community Based Organisations

Social and community based organisations have a vital role to play in today’s society, helping to realise the potential within Scotland’s communities. Hear how ScotGrad Associates are making an important contribution through their work at a range of different community based organisations across Scotland...

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Top Five Tips to Help Your ScotGrad Develop

Help your ScotGrad Associate to realise their potential and make a significant contribution to your business

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Top five tips to write an engaging placement advert

You are looking for the right person to deliver your project, so how do you make sure that you attract the best possible graduate?

Well, first impressions always count and your first contact is often through your placement advert. Take a look at our top five tips to make sure it stands out.

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Price is right at Robertson's thanks to ScotGrad

Robertson’s Fine Foods, a meat processing business based in Ayrshire, has implemented a new product pricing structure after taking on a graduate to work on a ScotGrad placement project.

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Five things to consider when hiring a graduate

If you’re thinking about hiring a graduate or you’re about to welcome your first graduate into the team, take a look at our top things to consider.

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ScotGrad Associate helps start-up distiller launch first product

Argyll-based, Beinn an Tuirc, a start-up sustainable distillery situated on the Torrisdale Castle Estate in Kintyre, has launched a new product thanks to taking on a graduate for a ScotGrad placement project.



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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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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Placements with MBA and post-graduate students

For employers who want to work with students, but need someone with a little more experience, an MBA or postgraduate student may be the way to go.

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