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Scotland leads the way in graduate opportunities

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The majority of graduate job offers have been announced in companies placed in Scotland. Have you considered relocating across the border to find a graduate opportunity?

Banking software

The Swiss company Avaloq has recently announced its plans to set up a new base in Edinburgh city centre, which will create about 500 jobs over the next five years. The company said that at least 75 graduates are to be recruited to its software development centre.

"We decided three years ago to create a second site to reach our growth targets,” said Francisco Fernandez, Avaloq Chief Executive.

“The wealth of potential graduate talent available in Scotland and the number of universities offering excellent degrees in software engineering played a part on that.”

The headquarters of Avaloq are in Zurich and the company employs more than 600 banking and IT specialists.

Graduate jobs in Scotland

Aside from this company, Scotland appears to be the UK’s top region for renewal energy job offers.

The Cambuslang-based company PV Solar UK is set to create ten graduate jobs in the coming year after investing more than £75,000 in staff training.

As with many other businesses in the green sector, PV Solar UK aims to fast track the careers of young graduates given the increase in the demand for renewable energy facilities among the British population.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), along with companies like Xodus Aurora and ScotRenewables, are all employing graduates in the Scottish Orkney Islands.

Additionally, the Norwegian-based cruise company Fred Olsen have also announced four scholarships for Heriot Watt University campus in Stromness, the second largest town in Orkney. Heriot Watt University is also home to the world's first MSc in marine renewables, which will have its first intake of students this year.

Would you consider moving to Scotland to secure a graduate position? Have you thought about a career in any of the sectors mentioned above?

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