ScotGrad News Hub

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
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
Networking 101

03/10/2018

Networking 101 - Careers Fair Season

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”... ScotGrad's Shelley Morgan offers some useful tips about networking.

Careers Advice
Book with glasses

12/09/2018

University Life - Your Final Year

Wow, that must feel like it’s come around quickly! And I bet everyone you know told you it would, and you didn’t believe them, but now three years have passed and it’s your final year of university…

Careers Advice
Looking at pictures of people

17/07/2018

Age is no barrier – applying for a graduate job later on in life

Education doesn’t always follow a set pattern.

Careers Advice
Writing applications

16/07/2018

Applications with impact: write an application that hits the mark

University may have felt like a structured safe haven, and often graduates think of finding a job as stepping into the ‘real world’.

Careers Advice