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e-Placement Scotland about to reach 1500 placements

e-Placement Scotland, the employability programme introduced to tackle the IT skills gap, is on the cusp of securing its 1500th paid student placement. With just 19 placements to go, they are offering free job advertisements until they reach that magic number. Could you offer a talented student an opportunity within your ogranisation?

The Data Lab had a great experience working with e-Placement Scotland to organise the placements for The Data Lab MSc programme. As part of their course, students have the opportunity to undertake a paid placement in industry. Recognising e-Placement Scotland’s expertise in engaging with employers and helping them to benefit from working with students and course leaders, The Data Lab turned to e-Placement Scotland to bring employers into the project.

e-Placement Scotland was able to develop a bespoke campaign throughout and beyond the technology sector to identify companies working on data problems with a real and pressing need for targeted input and expertise. e-Placement Scotland was able to get the ‘offer’ out to industry and work with key companies to help develop areas where universities and their masters students could make tangible inputs to data problems, and delivering significant and valuable returns for all parties.

The initiative was a resounding success, with 70% of participating students attaining a full time paid placement within a range of private and public sector organisations across healthcare, financial services, media and oil and gas. With big names including Scottish Government, NHS, Waracle, Standard Life and DC Thomson on board, as well as range of fast growing SMEs, it’s no surprise that in 2016 the programme will double in size, bringing several more Scottish Universities into the fold.

Through advertising with e-Placement Scotland, you will have access to:

  • A database of over 4000 students seeking placement opportunities
  • A dedicated matching service, ensuring we find the right student for you

Placements can be full time or part time at any point in the year. e-Placement Scotland are flexible to your requirements and will work with you to help find your perfect match. And now you also have the opportunity to benefit from free job advertisements until they reach 1500 placements.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Jamie Duncan on 01506 472 200, email, or read the employer guide.

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