ScotGrad is a Scotland-wide programme operated by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland and the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service.
ScotGrad in the Highlands and Islands introduces fresh talent, skills and knowledge into businesses, focusing on growth through innovation, internationalisation, process improvement, product development; digital opportunities or strategic marketing. It offers valuable project management experience for graduates and students and incentive for young people to stay in or relocate to the area. It also introduces organisations to the benefits of employing graduates and students.
In the Highlands and Islands, the Scotgrad programme is part funded with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the ESIF Programme 2014-2020