Call for Organisations to host Saltire Scholar Interns this Summer

Organisations across the UK are invited to host a Saltire Scholar in their business this summer.

👉 Do you want access to a pool of 609 pre-vetted, high-quality interns?

👉 Do you want to create a pipeline of future leaders for your organisation?

👉 Do you want to host an intern this summer who will drive transformational change for your business through a dedicated project?

Sign up to host an intern this summer with the Saltire Scholar Programme!

Entrepreneurial Scotland is on the hunt for organisations across Scotland and the wider UK to join us as a Host Company Partner to the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme.

The programme matches high-potential penultimate and final year undergraduate students (‘Saltire Scholars’) from Scotland’s universities with your organisation to enable a 10–12-week internship opportunity for a rising entrepreneurial leader who will have a transformational impact on your business. Our internship placements can be full-time or part-time in a virtual, in-person or blended format.

Our charitable programme is entirely funded by your placement fee support.

Why the Saltire Scholar Programme?

As a partner of the Saltire Scholar Programme, you will have access to our pool of over 600, pre-vetted, talented students from all of Scotland’s universities, who are seeking opportunities to intern with your organisation and make a meaningful impact through the delivery of dedicated projects.

By becoming a Host Company Partner and hosting an intern this summer, you can benefit in multiple ways:

1️⃣ Recruitment & Talent Aquisition

  • Access top university talent quicker than anyone else – we access students earlier than any other internship or recruitment programme
  • Benefit from our 7-month long, multi-stage recruitment process – all designed to find the very best talent for your organisation.
  • Build a pipeline of future talent for your organisation, no matter what size or sector.
  • Saltire Scholars progress in their careers up to 5 years faster thanks to our programme.

2️⃣ Business Transformation

  • Have your intern work on dedicated projects that help your business change or grow
  • Accelerate project timelines, or get an extra pair of hands to complete work
  • Develop new products, services and initiatives through dedicated research projects
  • Access fresh perspectives, new ideas and new skills – fill the skills gap your organisation has been missing
  • Benefit from cost savings, efficiencies, and process improvements
  • Enhance your organisational culture and team dynamic

3️⃣ Dedicated Support

  • Our programme is designed for you to find pre-graduate talent with ease. We advertise your internship role to our 600+ strong candidate pool and short-list the very best 3-5 candidates for you to interview.
  • Our team have 20+ years of experience in recruitment and talent development, so you can count on us to deliver.
  • Our team support your intern in sourcing appropriate travel and accommodation.


What does the internship entail?

  • 10–12-week internships, commencing from June to September 2024.
  • In-person, virtual and hybrid internship formats are available.
  • Placement fee and student remuneration (Living wage) apply for the duration of the internship. Our charitable programme is entirely funded by your placement support.