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Here we share useful advice for students applying for placements, including CV, cover letter and interview guidance, as well as other hints and tips to help you find your perfect placement.

We also have case studies from past placements, and guest posts from employers, students and academics alike. If you'd like to submit a guest post, please email info@e-placementscotland.com.

Turing Trust are looking for donations - can you help?

Turing Trust are looking for donations - can you help?

Who are the Turing Trust? The Turing Trust believes in a world of equal opportunity, with technology-enabled education for all. We provide reused IT equipment, loaded with educational resources, and training to schools in sub-Saharan Africa. We ... read more

Where are they now? Serena Battistoni - Resilience Engine

Where are they now? Serena Battistoni - Resilience Engine

e-Placement Scotland has recently created its 2000th placement, we thought this would be a good opportunity to touch base with some of our past placement students to find out why they undertook a placement and “where are they now?” We recently s... read more

Students

Where are they now? Sanaa Dawood - Leonardo

Where are they now? Sanaa Dawod - Leonardo

Here at e-Placement Scotland we have just created our milestone 2000 th placement so we thought it would be a good opportunity to celebrate some of our past placement students with a “Where are they now?” guest blog article We recently caught up... read more

Students

Case Study: Resilience Engine

Case Study: Resilience Engine

Tell us about your company The Resilience Engine, a startup business, soon to be floated out of its parent company, lifetimeswork, has enormously benefited from the successful placement of two internships through ScotlandIS. Both internships hav... read more

Case Studies

How to behave whilst you are on placement

How to behave whilst you are on placement

What is expected of you during your placement? Your placement is a professional experience that requires professional attitude and appropriate behaviour. For the duration of your placement, you are an employee and therefore will be expected to b... read more

Student Advice

Assessment Centres and Getting them right

Assessment Centres and getting them right

Assessment centres are becoming almost standard practice as part of the interview process for larger employers. It is important that you know what to expect if you are invited to attend one. Check out the great advise about Assessment centres th... read more

Student Advice

Should I use Linked In as a student?

Should I use Linked In as a student?

Should I use Linked In as a student? In short the answer is yes, however be mindful that it is not simply another social media platform. Linked In is a professional networking site and therefore you need to make sure that you are using it correc... read more

Student Advice

Conducting a successful Telephone interview

Conducting a successful Telephone interview

It is becoming more common for employers to offer telephone interviews particularly for summer placements where students may be studying in one location but choosing to work in a different location over the summer. Telephone interviews are a goo... read more

Student Advice

Application Forms - Are you doing them right?

Application Forms - Are you doing them right?

Application Forms and how to get them right It is not uncommon for employers to now ask you to complete an Application form instead of simply providing a CV and Cover Letter. It can be a scary thought to try and fill these with what can often se... read more

Student Advice

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Who are the Turing Trust? The Turing Trust believes in a world of equal opportunity, with technology-enabled education for all. We provide reused IT equipment, loaded with educational resources, and training to schools in sub-Saharan Africa. We were founded by  Alan Turing’s,  closest family, with the belief that bridging the...
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