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The Data Lab teams up with e-Placement Scotland to deliver MSc Placements

At The Data Lab we are delighted to announce our partnership with e-Placement Scotland to deliver industry placements for the The Data Lab MSc programme during Summer 2016. The Data Lab MSc is a collaborative effort between Robert Gordon University, The University of Dundee, The University of Stirling and The Data Lab, with the aim of developing Data Science talent and skills required by industry in Scotland.

These courses prepare students for a career in Data Science, which could include a variety of roles in a broad range of industry sectors such as digital technologies, energy and utilities, financial services, public sector, among others.

As part of the programme, students will be offered the opportunity to gain real experience working with industry and/or public sector organisations, through placements and project involvement.

Set up by ScotlandIS, the e-Placement Scotland programme facilitates placements for students at universities and colleges across Scotland, with the aim of matching students with relevant work placements to meet industry demands. Over the past four years, e-Placement Scotland has successfully created over 1000 paid IT placements including, data science roles.

If your business or organization can offer a summer 2016 paid placement and a quality project that can be examined for a talented data science student, don’t hesitate to contact e-Placement Scotland, as there are only 40 students available for these placements.

For further information about this partnership and e-Placement Scotland, please contact Leigh-Ann at

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