Saltire Scholar Interview Success

The Saltire Scholar Team have been very busy over the last couple of weeks, holding Speed Interviews for the 411 candidates who made it through to this round of the 2017 Scholar recruitment process.

Interviews were held in Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and over Skype.  Candidates each participated in two speed interviews, one with a professional interviewer and one with a previous Saltire Scholar.  The quality of candidates was particularly high this year and 304 candidates have been identified as having the potential to become excellent Scholars and will now go forward to enter our candidate pool.

The team have been working hard to secure great quality internships across the globe and these will be released to candidates in the New Year, through a series of lists.  Candidates will then apply to the internships which they feel they can most add value to and will be shortlisted by the team to go forward for host company interviews. 

The speed interview process would not have been possible without the support of our Saltire Alumni and dedicated support network.  We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to our 2016 Scholar Brand Ambassadors for volunteering their time to give back to the Scholars Programme.  We’d also like to thank our professional interviewers, including Saltire Fellows, members of the Entrepreneurial Scotland network and a particular Saltire USA Board Member who travelled all the way from Houston, Texas to participate in the interviews!

Thanks also goes to our interview hosts: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; Scottish Enterprise, Dundee; Standard Life, Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow. 

We’d like to wish everyone a very merry festive break and look forward to beginning the 10th year of the Saltire Scholars Programme in the New Year.