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  Getting Inside

School of Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences - Getting Inside Programme

​Monday 8 May – Friday 12 May 2017

Achieving a good degree and being technically proficient in your field of study is a great starting point for getting into your chosen graduate profession. However, getting the initial break into your preferred field is not always straightforward. Employers will expect you to demonstrate skills you have developed and ideally want hear about relevant work experience you have.

The ‘Getting Inside’ programme has been developed to help you gain a deeper insight into careers within your field of study, and provides an opportunity to meet, network and work with industry professionals. If your application is successful you will shadow professionals over a five-day period: possibly contributing to an industry-based project. This work experience will be useful for future graduate-job, or postgraduate study, applications and can be a valuable tool to help develop your career aspirations.

We are offering 3rd & 4th year Life Science, Psychology, Social Science & Criminology students as well as Masters Students within the Life Science programmes the opportunity to apply to our 'Getting Inside' programme.

Applying for a placement

As part of the recruitment process, you should complete the online application form explaining why you are interested in the ‘Getting Inside’ programme. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre comprising a group activity, and individual interview. The programme’s recruitment process provides valuable experience of what to expect when applying for graduate level jobs, and feedback is provided at each stage.

The Job Shadowing Placements

Opportunities are being offered across public, private and third sector organisations. 

Please note that some placements will require you to travel out with Edinburgh – Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel expenses.​

Dates for your diary

Applications accepted

Wednesday 1 February – Tuesday 28 February 

March Assessment Centres ​

Tuesday 7 March, Friday 10 March, Wednesday 15 March & Monday 20 

Work based placement ​

Monday 8 May – Friday 12 May 

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Successful candidates will also be required to attend a one-hour briefing session before their placement and a debriefing on placement completion. 

Applications now closed

This highly anticipated scheme has limited availability, so make your application count!​​

The Job Shadowing Placements
Castle Rock Edinvar, Housing Association (Places for People)
Nari Kallyan Shangho (NKS)
Score Scotland
Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC)
Edinburgh Napier University - HR Adviser
Edinburgh Napier University - Communications Adviser
City of Edinburgh Council, Corporate Services Department
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS)
Police Scotland
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC)
Company - Changeworks
Scottish Prison Service
Bethany Christian Trust
Lifeline Pregnancy Counselling Scotland
Rowan Alba
Forth Sector
South West Edinburgh Locality Children's Practice Team
Street Soccer
Edinburgh Leisure
Life Science Industries
Aquila BioMedical
Encap Drug Delivery
Charles River
Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
Celtic Renewables
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