Meet the Team

Meet the Team

If you would like further information or to discuss individual opportunities with a member of the team, please contact us:

Jim SaundersJim Saunders (VIAS) is the Senior Lead Consultant. 

He provides leadership in key elements of the programme, including the delivery of job coaching to Interns during their placements, engaging with local employers to develop external internships/job opportunities and supporting the progression of interns into work.

Email: james.saunders@viascotland.org.uk


Shirley McIntoshShirley McIntosh (VIAS) is the Lead Consultant – Job Coach. 

She delivers job coaching support to the Interns during their placements within the University and with external organisations. She supports Jim in various activities designed to engage local employers and businesses with the programme.

Email: shirley.mcintosh@viascotland.org.uk


Andrew ThomsonAndrew Thomson (North East Scotland College) is based on campus as Tutor.

He develops and delivers a curriculum in which the students receive a recognised City and Guilds qualification.
Email: an.thomson@nescol.ac.uk

 


Heather CrabbHeather Crabb (University of Aberdeen) is the Business Liaison/Employer Partner Co-ordinator.

She is the key point of contact between the programme and the University, identifying Internship opportunities, ensuring the provision of facilities to support the programme, promoting Project SEARCH across the University and participating in the ongoing development and evaluation of the programme.

Email: h.crabb@abdn.ac.uk


We have worked with Project SEARCH for the last couple of years now and continue to admire the good work they do. Glencraft have had the benefit of work placements, the Interns are always pleasant, hard-working and keen to learn and this is testament to the initial support they receive. I would recommend Project SEARCH to any business – the interns have so much to offer."

Graham McWilliam
(General Manager, Glencraft)