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Marine Biotechnology: Blooming in the Highlands

As part of this month's Sciences theme, ScotGrad's Alexis Evans has been finding out about marine biotech.

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Life Sciences


February Focus: Sciences and Life Sciences

With preparations underway for this year’s Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme, and innovative collaborations in the Highlands and Islands making the shortlist in Scotland’s upcoming Life Sciences Awards, this month we’re turning our focus to the sector of science, and the government’s strategy behind growing it.

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Scenery and Software: Technology Opportunities in the Highland and Islands

John MacKenzie, Senior Development Manager - Technology and Advanced Engineering at Highlands and Islands Enterprise, is our guest contributor this month and offers his thoughts on the growing opportunities for tech in the Highlands and Islands.

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Why Placements Will Do Wonders For Your CV

One of the bonuses of being a student is the holiday entitlement but why not devote some of this time into undergoing work placements in different businesses to bolster your CV and shine a light on your future career path?

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Technology Is A Sector To Watch In 2018

ScotGrad’s January theme is Technology; our blog and supporting social media content aims to give you an insight into this growing sector.

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My time behind the scenes at ScotGrad

Bethany Ansell completed a graduate placement with the ScotGrad team in 2017. Here she talks about her experiences of moving up to the Highlands, starting a new job after uni, and the life lessons she takes away with her.

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The Big Christmas Job Hunt

Sometimes taking a different approach helps to regain your focus. Bethany Ansell shares her thoughts about the pressures on graduates, and why the Big Christmas Job Hunt can wait.

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ScotGrad's Residential Training Programme

Take a behind-the-scenes look at ScotGrad’s Residential Training Programme, offered to all ScotGrads on placements in the Highlands and Islands.

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ScotGrad Teresa Turner has a clear path for her career thanks to Cleartech

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University, Teresa wanted to take her first steps into the world of work. Nearly one year on from starting a ScotGrad placement at Cleartech, Teresa tells us about her experience so far…

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