ScotGrad - Highlands and Islands

Other Placement Programmes

Please find details below of some other placement programmes which are available:

 

Making the Most of Masters

Information on the Making the Most of Masters Programme can be found here.

 

Highland Council: Graduate Placement Programme

A Programme providing businesses with specialist recruitment advice and funding support to employ a graduate who will deliver a project of significant importance to the growth of the business.

To access the grant, the business must pay the minimum salary of £16,500 per annum. The grant will be offered up to a maximum wage of £20,000 although the business can continue to pay a higher rate. The maximum grant available is £10,000 per annum (pro-rata rates will apply).

The Highland Council will provide a grant subsidy of 50% for Micro SME’s (businesses who employ less than 10 people) and 40% for Medium SME’s (businesses who employ less than 250 people) of the employee’s gross wage.

If you are based in the Highland Council area please visit their website for details of how to apply.

 

Orkney Islands Council: Graduate/ Post Graduate Placements 

The Economic Development Grant Scheme is targeted towards the following key industry sectors:

Food and drink production; creative industries and manufacturing,high-end niche products; tourism accommodation and facilities; knowledge and technology, renewable energy (but not energy production) and its supply chain; and service sector.

Assistance is primarily aimed at the key industry sectors but placement in nonkey sectors may still be eligible, although it is likely that levels of assistance will be lower than the maximums available.

There are two strands of support available under this measure: 

Graduate Placement

The Graduate must be qualified to HND level or above and the employment must be the first related
to the qualification since graduation and should be within two years of graduation. The post should be for a minimum of one year and should be incorporated within a business growth plan.

Assistance is in the form of a grant of up to 50% of the total wage and national insurance costs, up to a maximum of £15,000, subject to 50% being the maximum funding made available by all funders. The grant will only be available towards the first year of the post.

 

Post-graduate Placement

The Post-graduate must be aiming to qualify at Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) level or above. Applications should clearly demonstrate how the research undertaken will result in realistic economic benefits for Orkney. 

Assistance is in the form of a grant of up to 30% of the total wage and national insurance costs, up to a maximum of £10,000, subject to 50% being the maximum funding made available by all funders. Applicants for post-graduate placement support must produce to the Council all findings, including written reports and studies upon completion, and any other records as requested. 

If you are based on the Orkeny Isles please visit their website for details of how to apply. 

 

 

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