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Business / Bakery and space centre among businesses offering graduate placements

A NUMBER of graduate positions across Shetland are up for grabs – from helping with marketing at a knitwear company to working with the SaxaVord Spaceport.

Up to 100 graduate placements are being created by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) across the region over the next few weeks through its new Graduate Support Programme.

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Placements are up to 12 months and candidates should have graduated in the last four years.

Laurence Odie Knitwear in Hoswick is looking for someone to assist with digital marketing and brand development.

Engineering graduates could be interested in gaining experience with Ocean Kinetics by evaluating a range of structural engineering software packages and assess suitability for the company’s specific requirements.

Meanwhile the Skibhoul Bakery in Unst has recently undertaken a branding refresh and is looking for a graduate to assist with the development of their new bakery.

The successful candidate will also assist with applying the new branding over the product range and develop the bakery’s social media channels.

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Graduates looking to gain a foothold in the emerging space sector can apply to be an education officer or sustainability officer at the Saxavord UK Spaceport.

The successful candidates will help develop a comprehensive education, skills and employment pipeline and support the development of a cutting-edge sustainability strategy for the spaceport.

Graduates should have graduated within the last four years and hold a minimum of HNC qualification, but preferably an HND, degree or postgraduate degree.

There will be no age limit for candidates. HIE will support a percentage of the graduate’s salary.

HIE’s interim Shetland area manager Katrina Wiseman said: “This graduate programme is an excellent initiative offering financial support for businesses and social enterprises to hire top graduate talent by providing valuable placements for young people in Shetland.

“We are delighted to play our part in helping to retain graduates and the valuable skills they hold in the islands.”

Information on how to apply can be found here.

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