Technology Placement Programme

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What does this involve?

The Northern Innovation Hub Technology Placement programme offers opportunities for businesses to create new directions by engaging with a student or graduate in a relevant technology discipline.

For Highland businesses keen to adopt and pursue new technologies, paid work placements are a dynamic, affordable route to stimulating growth, kick-starting change and discovering young talent.

This programme has the potential to deliver long-term prospects for both students and businesses.

Am I eligible?

Yes , if you are:

  • SMEs based in the Highland Council area – any industry sector
  • a graduate or student in a technology-based discipline such as engineering, computer science and electronics

What does this cost?

This requires a 50% salary contribution (does not include on-costs such as NI, pension, expenses).

Who is this for?

Businesses of any age.

How long does this take?

The duration of the programme depends on the placement: 

  • the graduate placement takes up to 12 months
  • the student placement takes up to 12 weeks full time (or 22 weeks pro-rata)

Important information

The student or graduate must be employed to work on a specific project that aims to improve business performance.

Applicants will be provided with support to develop a job description.

Placement must be technology based but business can be in any sector.

Placements will be advertised via the ScotGrad website.

Recruitment and appointment is the responsibility of the business.

Students or graduates must be supported to take part in the ScotGrad development programme.

Next steps

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

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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