ScotGrad is a pan-Scotland programme operated by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service and Scottish Funding Council. In the Highlands and Islands, the programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
ScotGrad - Highlands and Islands introduces fresh talent, skills and knowledge into businesses, focusing on growth through innovation, internationalisation, process improvement, product development; digital opportunities or strategic marketing. It offers valuable project management experience for graduates and students and incentive for young people to stay in or relocate to the area. It also introduces organisations to the benefits of employing graduates and students.
The programme was previously known as the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme.