Technology Placement Programme

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise Scottish Government HIE - City Region Deal - NOT ONBOARDED Northern Innovation Hub

What does this involve?

The Technology Placement Programme offers opportunities for enterprises to develop new projects by engaging with a student or graduate in a relevant discipline.

For enterprises within the Highland Council area that are keen to improve their processes or products, paid work placements are a dynamic and affordable way to stimulate growth, kick-start change and discover new talent.

This programme has the potential to deliver long-term benefits to students, graduates and enterprises.

The Technology Placement Programme is delivered as part of The Northern Innovation Hub (NIH). The Northern Innovation Hub is an Inverness and Highland City Region Deal project - a joint initiative supported by £315 million investment from the UK and Scottish Governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Am I eligible?

The programme is for enterprises of any size in the Highland Council area, and students or graduates at HNC level or above.

What does this cost?

The business will need to pay 50% of the student or graduate's salary and 100% of Employer National Insurance contributions, as well as on-costs such as pension.

For 2022/23, the salary range that Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will support is £21,750 (minimum) to £28,750 (maximum).

Students must be paid in line with the Scottish Living Wage.

Who is this for?

The programme is for enterprises of any size in the Highland Council area, and students or graduates at HNC level or above.

How long does this take?

The duration of the programme depends on the placement:

  • graduate placements are up to 12 months
  • student placements are up to 12 weeks

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an adviser will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise Scottish Government HIE - City Region Deal - NOT ONBOARDED Northern Innovation Hub

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