A key factor in the success of our Saltire Programmes is the quality and commitment of our host companies. These range from large, multinational corporations to small, entrepreneurial start-ups. Our programme and its participants are diverse to fit the interests of our host partners: from engineering internships in Houston to legal internships in Hong Kong, and everything in between.
To date, we have worked with over 220 host companies across 5 continents. Of our 2019 Saltire Scholar programme, 100% of our host companies who have financially contributed towards the programme said it was good value for money, and 90% said they would host a Saltire Scholar Intern again.Email us for more information
A huge thank you to our 2019 Programme Partners.
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation is an independent charity which helps deliver our Saltire Programmes. Support from our host companies helps ensure sustainability of our programmes.
By opting to be a Programme Partner, the additional financial contribution made goes towards helping even more students benefit from world-class internships. We are very grateful for this support and commitment towards the Saltire Scholar Programme.
The programme runs annually between June and August for a duration of 10 weeks. Saltire Scholars and host companies are recruited between November and March.
As a host company, you would have a dedicated Saltire programme team member who will communicate with you throughout the year, providing regular updates on the recruitment process. Saltire Scholar candidates go through a three-stage recruitment process: written application; speed interview; and a host company interview.
The Saltire programme team will work directly with your chosen Saltire Scholar to arrange logistics including accommodation and flights for international internships.
Frazer continually impressed through his positive attitude, impressive skillset and willingness to challenge the norm and provide alternate ways of doing things. He was someone who helped provide solutions to issues as they arose and quickly established himself as someone we could rely on.
Ross handled all jobs allocated to him fully and with enthusiasm. He fulfilled the resourcing requirements of a full time role saving myself and the wider IT team significant man hours
Our intern was so committed and willing to learn - basically a breath of fresh air.
Our intern developed a user friendly database which improves quality as it ensures a uniform response from all correspondents. It also saves time for me as it puts the onus on the data being captured at source rather than chasing for and interpreting different data sources.
I received continuous support from the Saltire team, both before and during the internship. Everything took place in a smooth and professional way.
The internship was a huge success. Yvonne has done a fantastic job helping us to understand the reliability of new OPS chips.
The work of the interns resulted in significant time savings. This kind of project is very time consuming and would have taken the Sales team out of their markets to work on these projects.
I can honestly say that Lewis hit the ground running. I didn't have to explain tasks to him, he just got on and did them.
Robyn was excellent - she brought so much to the team! Through her market research, Robyn provided an excellent insight to the market place and her report will be an excellent resource in the coming months.
The Saltire programme provides interns of the highest calibre. The interns bring a positive contribution from a fresh perspective and can apply their academic learning to their work placement.
The intern was able to grasp tasks and deliver an expected output. Our intern was keen to help and actively seeking challenges.
The Saltire experience never disappoints. The enthusiasm and eager attitude of the students, their desire to serve, and their education preparation are top notch. The program prepares them exceptionally well, and our company benefits greatly from the cultural variety and fresh points of view they bring.
We have benefited from the enthusiasm and passion of Saltire Scholars and we actively engage with Saltire alumni when recruiting for our graduate programme as well as other roles.
The Saltire internship offers an opportunity to fill potential resource gaps where recruitment is not practical. Moreover, it gives us a good chance to find great young talent as possible future Novarum employees.
The Saltire Scholar Programme is fantastic! The interns were high quality and the experience was bountiful for everyone involved.
This team made this entire process a breeze. They took care of everything and kept us abreast along the way. I am so so appreciative and impressed with the entire team.
The work our intern did would probably be equivalent to a three quarters full time employee as a fresh out of college R+D engineer. Her efforts will greatly improve the progress of the company.
Having someone that could dedicate 100% of their time to the project and bring a unique, unbiased, fresh perspective was very useful.
Our intern injected energy into the group: our veteran investigators benefited from his eagerness to learn and fresh perspective.
Everything was very seamless and I never felt I wasn't getting the best customer service and support I needed. This is the best program I've ever encountered.
Our intern helped kick off multiple circularity pilots which will help us test, learn, and build large scale projects
Our intern led the project management of a new circa £500k internal project as it started and was able to hand this off successfully as she finished the internship: it was like she was on the same level as our graduates/+2 year graduates.