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  Getting Inside

School of Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences - Getting Inside Programme

​Monday 7 May – Friday 11 May 2018

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 goals.

​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 group activities and an individual interview. You will be assessed against the following competencies: Communication , Teamwork, Problem Solving and Decision Making and Planning and Organisational skills. 

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. 

​Companies offering opportunities in 2018 include so far: Charles River Laboratories, EVOC, Forth Sector, Edinburgh Napier University (HR Dept), Police Scotland, Rowan Alba, Street Soccer, Ingenza, Roslin Cell Therapies Limited.

Dates for your diary

Applications accepted

Thursday 1 February – Sunday 18 February 

March Assessment Centres ​

​Tuesday 13, Friday 16, Tuesday 20 & Friday 23 March

Work based placement ​

​Monday 7 May – Friday 11 May 

Apply Now - Applications Open

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

To apply click here

If you are unable to access the application form and you feel you meet the eligibility criteria please email

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

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