Sara is responsible for the management of the Saltire Scholar internship programme which each year sees approximately 150 undergraduate students undertake summer internships across the UK and around the world. The role includes aspects of recruitment, marketing, stakeholder engagement, budgetary management, logistical supervision, operational planning and customer service.
Having worked at Saltire Foundation and now Entrepreneurial Scotland since 2013 Sara has seen the team and organisation grow and develop. Contributing first hand to the growth and sustainability of both the Scholar and Fellow programme she has developed a solid relationships with Alumni. A high point for Sara was working on the Erasmus Plus Partnership Initiative which created a set of best practice guidelines for prospective internship providers – this cemented the organisation's place as one of the UK’s most highly regarded internship programmes.
Before being employed by Saltire Foundation and then Entrepreneurial Scotland Sara spent a year travelling around Australia, New Zealand and North America. This experience taught her the importance of a global mindset for personal growth and since this opportunity Sara has been passionate about ensuring other young people have the same chance to experience this.