The Island of Bute, CalMac Ferry, Rothesay

Business Improvement Graduate

Fyne Futures Ltd are offering an excellent opportunity for a 12-month graduate placement to improve their current systems and processes

The Role

  • Based in Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute
  • Salary - £19,047 per annum
  • 12-month graduate placement
  • Full-time, 35 hours per week

Job Title

Business Improvement Graduate


Fyne Futures Ltd
81 Victoria Street
Isle of Bute
PA20 0AP


Fyne Futures is an established social enterprise based in Rothesay on Isle of Bute, delivering a wide range services across Argyll & Bute.

They are offering an excellent opportunity for a 12-month graduate placement to improve their current systems and processes.

Role Description

You will  review existing systems and processes for the different areas of the business (Bute Produce, Bike Bute, the Horticultural Training Centre,) then recommend and implement improvements for each of these areas, increasing efficiency in line with the new strategic direction of the organisation.

Specific tasks of the placement will include:

  • Review current access data base customer relationship management system for Bute Produce.  Recommend improvements, implement approved changes.
  • Research and document a new process/system for the horticultural and employability training arm of Bute Produce, for implementation.
  • Create access data base of customer relationship management systems for Bike Bute.
  • Review financial management process and systems and make recommendations for improvements that support the growth strategy. Produce a report with recommendations, including a change management plan.
  • Create training materials on all new systems and processes, resulting in a use guide for each.

For informal enquiries regarding this position please contact Reeni Kennedy-Boyle on 01700 503181.

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund, through the ScotGrad Programme.

Company benefits

There may be the opportunity to get involved in community engagement activity related to Incredible Edible Bute, Zero Waste Bute and Towards Zero Carbon Bute projects as appropriate. There may be opportunities to attend relevant conferences too.



  • Knowledge of financial planning and strategy.
  • IT literate including experience of financial management systems
  • Ability to collect, analyse and summarise data and trends.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work unsupervised and use own initiative, but also as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.


  • A full current and clean driving licence.
  • Knowledge of policy and process development to improve customer service.

Personal Attributes:

  • A positive attitude to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society.
  • Be willing to promote environmental awareness with respect to low carbon living.
  • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a sensitive manner.
  • Be committed to the social and community objectives of Fyne Futures Ltd.


Minimum Degree Level, preferably related to Business and Management. Other subjects accepted provided the candidate has the required skills.

N.B. To be eligible to apply for this placement you must have graduated within the last 4 years. Please click here for details.


Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute.

Closing date

20 October 2020




12 months

To apply please complete our online application form.

Online application form

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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.