ScotGrad - Highlands and Islands

ScotGrad Graduate Placement Programme

In the Highlands and Islands, ScotGrad delivers the Graduate Placement Programme (GPP) on behalf of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The programme is funded by HIE and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

The aim of the programme is to facilitate change and growth for an organisation which may lead to job creation. This will be achieved through graduates delivering three to twelve month placement projects focusing on innovation, internationalisation, process improvement, product development and utilising digital opportunities. The programme gives organisations an opportunity to carry out a specific project which they would not have otherwise done.

The graduate must work 100% of their time on the agreed project and not be involved in day-to-day operations.

Funding is available for eligible projects. 

To find out more about the benefits of hosting a graduate placement download the graduate placement case study from left hand side of this page.  

Employer leaflet with more information can be downloaded from the left hand side of this page.

Who is it for?

The programme is available to businesses and social enterprises that are account managed by HIE. HIE operates account management to build close relationships with hundreds of businesses and social enterprises across the Highlands and Islands. Account managed clients have the ambition and potential to trade outwith the region and achieve high growth, or to deliver significant benefits within a fragile area.

If you are not currently account managed by HIE but are interested in working with us, please contact your local HIE area team.

Contact

For more information please contact the ScotGrad team at placements@hient.co.uk

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