Our graduate placement programme includes between three and five days residential training, to develop additional innovation and business skills. The course will help you apply all learning directly to your placement project.
- Learn new skills and gain confidence
- Learn more about your project and its relevance for the company
- Gain new ideas for your project/how to tackle your tasks
- Meet fellow graduates on placement
Read more about some of the business skills that are covered during the training course.
Who delivers the training?
The training will be delivered by staff from Aberdeen Business School (Robert Gordon University) and the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Additional support materials will be provided online for graduates to access throughout their placement.
What graduates said about the training:
"The training made me realise how important focus on strategic planning is when resources are limited to make the best use of them. I also learned how important it is to be aware of the sales process when developing a marketing plan. The course has been really interactive and I can actually apply the learning to my job, not like at university where there is no practical application."
Natalie Halleran, Voluntary Action Orkney
"I have taken lots of action points from the various tools we used, for example, the SWOT and TOWS analysis. Before starting the placement I wasn't really aware of other roles within a business, such as, sales and operations, but have now learned how I fit into the business as a whole, how my role impacts other areas, and can make a difference to the organisation.”
Sarah Morton, Wilderness Scotland
"The training course has given me a different perspective on how I see myself and my work environment. The course also brought my attention to skills that I have gained in the past but had forgotten about."
Amelia Andrzejowska, Bodysurf Scotland
Some of our graduates at the training course in December 2010.