Success Stories

Technology Sector Successes From 2017

With our current focus on technology we are looking back on some of our ScotGrad technology success stories as well as providing some advice for how to progress your career in this sector.

Published: 26/01/2018

If you’re interested in pursuing a role in the fast and dynamic technology sector – be that technology related, or in a different role, we’ve collated a round-up of success stories from 2017 that will inspire you to follow their example.

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Supporting the launch of GoIntro to UK market

GoIntro, a start-up which uses pioneering technology to connect university students with potential employers, was launched in the UK with the help of ScotGrad Jess Menzies. She created marketing strategies focused on reaching businesses and consumers as well as building a brand through a range of communication channels including social media, advertising and PR.

ScotGrad Designs Prototypes to Reduce Infections Caused by Medical Devices

Mechanical Engineering graduate, Jonathan Fairfoull joined the team at Aseptium to undertake innovative work designing prototypes to reduce infections caused by medical devices. His knowledge of 3D printing proved incredibly useful to the business as his skills cut down the time it took to make prototypes allowing the company to expand the range of products on offer.

Bolstering the team at Bellrock Technology

Bellrock Technology was founded in 2012 to help blue-chip energy utilities become more data-driven and the Glasgow-based business developed Lumen, a predictive analytics deployment platform. Katrina Forsyth’s placement as a Digital Marketing graduate focused on increasing the company’s presence online through the creation of a new website and managing its social media.

ScotGrad Helps Bring Innovative Medical App to Market

Law graduate, Ifigenia Temesio, is now pursuing a career in the technology sector thanks to her ScotGrad placement with global healthtech innovator Talking Medicines where she took on a role as a Product Manager.

Ifigenia’s placement focused on driving the development of the Medsmart App, a business-to-consumer mobile app that reminds users to take their medicine and keeps a digital log of all their medication on their phones. She project managed the app from initial concept through to wireframe creation as well as the delivery of the finished product.

If our talented graduates’ success stories has sparked your interest, why not look into a career within the technology sector?

According to our friends at Prospects, skills shortages in areas of the digital economy mean there are lots of different IT and technology related careers available for graduates with relevant qualifications and experience.

And thanks to a £16 million boost to the Highlands – the Northern Innovation Hub – there are even more opportunities to get involved in the technology sector with the introduction of 12-month graduate placements and 12-week summer student placements on offer in technology roles in small businesses.

And even if you’re not a technology whizz, the examples above show there are a number of opportunities available within technology companies in other roles. ScotGrad lists all its graduate placements online so it’s worth keeping an eye on this.

Currently listed is a DevOps Engineer placement ideal for a recent IT/Computing Science graduate at Edinburgh-based Hutchinson Networks – one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. In addition, CorporateHealth International is currently looking for two graduates to be based at their Inverness office – a nurse to support and develop the company’s telemedical video capsule service for gastrointestinal investigation, and a graduate to manage a project to simplify video readings of the device. This placement will give an insight into Artificial Intelligence in the field of medical devices.

ScotGrad placements are advertised throughout the year. For more information about how graduates have supported business growth across Scotland take a look at our success stories. Never miss an update by registering with us.