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Scottish science graduates given helping hand

Published: Tuesday, 02 March 2010   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in science, engineering and IT were given a helping hand yesterday (March 1st) by the launch of a new a programme to help science graduates get into Scotland's life sciences industry.

The Science Graduates for Work programme is designed to help unemployed scientists become ready for the workplace by helping them learn valuable laboratory skills and teaching them about industrial awareness in the workplace.

Run by Forth Valley College, the scheme combines college-based work with a placement at a life sciences company and three major companies have already agreed to offer placements.

Keith Brown, the minister for skills and lifelong learning, said: "We know that we have the talent and it is through programmes, such Science Graduates for Work, that we will ensure they find a way to transfer their skills into the workplace and that Scotland's life sciences industry continues to flourish."

Science and maths qualifications at GCSE standard have recently come under scrutiny for not being demanding enough and not being taught by experts in their field.

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