ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses aims to provide an enhanced graduate and student placement service for Scotland. We provide opportunities for those looking to build a future career, and help graduates get that crucial, initial, graduate-level work experience, whilst providing Scottish companies and social enterprises with the talent and skills they need to thrive and grow.

ScotGrad offers great opportunities to work with ambitious, mainly small and medium sized companies and make an impact on their business growth while at the same time gaining valuable work experience. It is also a great way to learn how a business or social enterprise operates and take responsibility for a defined project and its outcome.

We were previously known as the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme (launched in 2010), and have already helped more than 950 graduates from 23 different countries to make their mark with various projects across Scotland. We are a partnership programme and have staff from Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and AGCAS working with graduates and companies on a daily basis.

Other partners of the programme are the Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland.

In the Highlands and Islands the programme is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!