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Student Success Stories

Every summer, students gain valuable, paid work experience through short-term placements working with organisations and social enterprises throughout Scotland.

Click on the featured stories below to find out more about previous students’ experiences:

  • Holly McDonald

    Holly McDonald

    Sistemic Scotland Ltd

    "I would definitely recommend the programme to other students." Holly McDonald undertook a placement with Sistemic Scotland Ltd over the summer of 2015. Here, she describes her role and the benefits of the programme.

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  • Elena Hindinger

    Elena Hindinger

    Hyaltech

    After completing her placement as a R&D Support Scientist at Hyaltech, Elena returned to her degree with new knowledge, passion, and experience. Read about the exciting projects she worked on here...

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  • Liam Rooney Life Sciences Student

    Liam Rooney

    Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource Limited

    As one of the successful candidates of the Life Sciences programme in 2014, Liam shares his placement experience and how this led to more opportunities than he expected.

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Other success stories

Allan MacIntyre

Allan MacIntyre

Albasoft Ltd

A computing student at Strathclyde University, Allan MacIntyre explains how his student summer placement taught him several, very useful new languages.

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Andrew McGregor Robertson

Andrew McGregor Robertson

HighNet Telecoms

For Andrew, a summer placement with HighNet Telecoms has allowed him to work, live and study in his home town!!

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Angus Vajk, Picture Credit : Ewen Weatherspoon / HIE

Angus Vajk

Glycomar

A switch of degree meant that Angus Vajk could broaden his skills with a summer placement in his home town of Oban. He explains what happened.

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Christopher Harrigan Photo Student

Chris Harrigan

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Chris spent 11 weeks working in a world-leading Life Sciences company, as part of the CV Competition 2015. Here he explains what projects he got involved in, and how the experience will help shape his future.

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Elena Hindinger

Elena Hindinger

Hyaltech

After completing her placement as a R&D Support Scientist at Hyaltech, Elena returned to her degree with new knowledge, passion, and experience. Read about the exciting projects she worked on here...

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George Clayton Student

George Clayton

Exova

George was been offered a nine-month contract with Exova, after successfully completing his paid placement with the company through ScotGrad this summer. He shares his story...

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Holly McDonald

Holly McDonald

Sistemic Scotland Ltd

"I would definitely recommend the programme to other students." Holly McDonald undertook a placement with Sistemic Scotland Ltd over the summer of 2015. Here, she describes her role and the benefits of the programme.

View full story about Holly McDonald
Jamie on his Student Placement

Jamie Campbell

Biopta Ltd

"The more you put into your placement, the more you will gain out of the overall experience." Read about Jamie's placement experience below.

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