After a summer of travelling following her graduation from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA(Hons) degree in Media and Communications, Teresa Turner knew she wanted to find a graduate job close to home.
She heard about ScotGrad via her University career service portal and decided to use the website to try and find opportunities in her local area.
Teresa explained: “When I visited the ScotGrad website I saw a position advertised at Cleartech Group Ltd that not only described every skill I had learnt at university but was also in my hometown of East Kilbride. The job seemed ideal for me, therefore, I was keen to make the most of the opportunity.”
Teresa has now been the sales and marketing coordinator at Cleartech, a company which specialises in HVAC commissioning, water treatment and Legionella compliance, for 11 months.
The main focus of her role is to build the company’s already established brand as well as helping to expand their client base. One of her key responsibilities includes maintaining the company website, something she had barely studied at university. She had taken one module on website design platform WordPress, which also turned out to be the host used by Cleartech.
Commenting on this, Teresa said: “Thanks to the assistance and guidance from the Cleartech team I built on my existing knowledge of using this platform and I now feel confident updating the company website independently as well as suggesting ways of further developing the site.”
Teresa is also responsible for updating the company’s social media platforms as well as creating newsletters and designing PDFs and e-brochures of project case studies. Her role also sees her focus on the planning and execution of marketing campaigns for the business, building on the foundations of her degree.
Speaking about her experience to date, Teresa said: “Prior to graduating I had worked in the Lego shop in Buchanan Galleries and I gained an insight into marketing through internships including one at BareBaroque and a placement at STV Glasgow. My ScotGrad placement at Cleartech has allowed me to build on both my degree and my past experience and has given me so much more responsibility.
“This placement has also reassured me that marketing is the industry in which I want to continue to pursue a career and I’m so glad that ScotGrad was able to put me on this path.
"I’m looking forward to continuing to learn from the team and developing my skills at Cleartech and I couldn’t have done it without ScotGrad.”
Commenting on working with ScotGrad, Jim McGuigan, Managing Director of Cleartech Group Ltd said: “Our experience with ScotGrad has been great. We have been successful in finding two outstanding graduates who have both been invited to stay past their initial contract and are considered valued employees at Cleartech.
“Thanks to ScotGrad we are able to find top candidates whose vision matches our company ethos, further strengthening our team and helping to drive the future of the company.”
Graduate placements with ScotGrad are available throughout the year. If you’re interested in ScotGrad contact us or check out our employer case studies to find out more about how graduates have helped other organisations.