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.
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.
I think the programme has tremendous merit and we hope to be able to continue to support this programme in years to come.
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.
The team was very responsive and I was impressed at how well they dealt with the technical details of supporting the internship.
Through her market research, our intern provided an insight to the marketplace and her report will be an excellent resource in the coming months.
Our intern helped kick off multiple circularity pilots which will help us test, learn, and build large scale projects
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.
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.