Record numbers of Aberdeen University students part of Saltire Foundation Undergraduate Programme

The Saltire Foundation, Scotland's world-class business leadership programme, has smashed all previous records by welcoming 104 students to its 2013 Undergraduate Internship Programme.

Fourteen students from the University of Aberdeen have earned placements on this year’s programme from a variety of departments across the university. They will be working with leading companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Wood Group, GE Amazon, undertaking their internships across the US, Singapore and within Europe.

The record-beating 2013 programme will help students realise their potential through challenging work experience, an increasing knowledge of the commercial world, gaining a global perspective and enjoying superb networking opportunities.

Internships are sourced in a variety of fields such as engineering, science, marketing, management, finance, arts management, video production, law, business development, tourism and hospitality and international relations.

The University of Aberdeen students were supported throughout their application process by the university careers service who were also instrumental in sharing information about opportunities with the Saltire Foundation with eligible students throughout the university.

Sandy Kennedy said: "Scotland has always sent people out into the world to seek opportunities and this wonderful 2013 intake for our Undergraduate Programme is following in a long and proud tradition.

"They have been selected from among the most able, talented and ambitious young people that Scotland has to offer and I am sure that they will do their country and themselves proud as they set out into the international arena, learning new skills and gaining first-class business experience that they can bring back to Scotland."   

Peter Fantom, Head of the Careers Service, added: "The Saltire Foundation Internships are an outstanding opportunity for our undergraduates to gain relevant, high quality work experience throughout the world.

These placements enhance both the students final year study experience and their ability to complete in the highly competitive graduate job market thereafter.”   



The successful Aberdeen students are: Megan McLachlan, Daniel Taylor, Eve McIllroy, James Green, Ryan Robertson, Morven Logan, Iain Howard, Calum Veitch, Harry Conway, Louise Littlefair, Ben Rutter, Rebecca Scott, Callum Thomson and Gemma Bruce.