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ScotGrad placement programme

Application form

About you

Your education

Motivation, skills, knowledge and experience

100-300 words is recommended.
300-500 words is recommended.
The file size must be under 100mb.

Please read and agree to our privacy policy to complete your application.

ScotGrad is a graduate and student placement programme operated across the Highlands and Islands by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). HIE is one of Scotland's economic development agencies and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, having its registered office at An Lòchran, 10 Inverness, Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA, Scotland.

Once you have applied for a ScotGrad placement, provided you meet the eligibility criteria, we will forward your application securely to the employer for recruitment purposes. HIE/ScotGrad will not be involved with the recruitment process. 

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to the employer who is hosting the placement.

Once your application has been forwarded to the employer, your personal data will be held by them in line with their own data retention policy, and HIE/ScotGrad will securely destroy your application.

About ScotGrad

Established in 2013, ScotGrad is a graduate and student placement programme operated across the Highlands and Islands by HIE, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. 

Graduate placements are fixed-term jobs designed to give you your first piece of graduate-level work experience. Through ScotGrad, you can join one of the region’s growing businesses or social enterprises and complete a placement of up to 12 months.  

You’ll gain real-world experience working on a defined project, where you will make a significant impact on a small or medium-sized organisation. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your existing skills and knowledge, whilst working on a project from start to finish.

Many placements lead to continued employment, and 94% of graduates on our programme progress to graduate-level outcomes after their placement. All our placements offer a minimum salary of £18,000, or the pro-rata equivalent. 



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