Successful Saltire Scholars!

Published on 13 July 2023

The University of Dundee Careers Service is proud that we have several students away on international and Scotland based placements after they were successful in their applications to the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme.

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This annual opportunity for penultimate and final year students provides fully funded placements in a range of organisations. Find out more about applying for 2023/24 and look out for the information sessions held on campus next semester. Alongside the information sessions, the Careers Service offers all Saltire applicants a high level of individual support including application advice, interview practice and one-to-one guidance. 

Hear directly from some of our students currently on their internships:

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Lea Salles

Merchandise Intern for Stop & Shop Boston

I have been interning in the merchandising team at Stop & Shop, which consists of analysing sales, buying the product, negotiating with merchants, identifying pricing opportunities, and more. The team has been very welcoming and understanding of my lack of experience in this field, but after extensive and thorough training, let’s just say I don’t think I will ever be able to do my groceries without thinking of what goes on in the background! It’s an extensive field filled with different responsibilities which I had the privilege of discovering day by day. I received invaluable training in software such as Power BI and IRI which will be very useful for me in the future. My first week, I got to meet different people who I shadowed to discover their role and responsibilities, as well as make the most of the free food, as we do a lot of testing before it goes on the shelves.

If you are thinking of applying, don’t hesitate even if it is not exactly what your degree is in; you will grow so much personally and professionally no matter where you end up. Also, business casual outfits are fun to put together!

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Elise Cable

People and Safety Mobilisation Intern, City Holdings Australia (taken from LinkedIn)

My journey at City has been nothing short of amazing, and I have relished every moment. The company's culture is truly exceptional, fostering a sense of collaboration, trust and positivity.

As I look ahead to the next nine weeks at City, I am eager to continue honing my skills and embracing the challenges that lie ahead. Being part of such an incredible team promises an unforgettable summer filled with valuable experiences.

I am immensely grateful for the ongoing support and hard work of everyone at Saltire Programmes and Entrepreneurial Scotland, who have played a crucial role in making this fantastic opportunity possible for me.