GCAS breaks down barriers by supporting employers of all sectors and sizes, making it possible for them to create new impactful opportunities for graduates while benefiting organisations and boosting Scotland’s economy. We operate out of regional Hubs based in locations around Scotland; ensuring employers can access a local team to support their recruitment needs, who understand the regions they’re working in.
This initiative is funded by the Scottish Government via Scottish Funding Council (SFC). GCAS is a proud partner of the Young Person’s Guarantee.
The Young Person’s Guarantee is a commitment to bring together employers, partners, and young people. It aims to connect every 16- to 24-year-old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme, or volunteering.
GCAS works in partnership with all universities in Scotland through an invaluable collaboration with the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Scotland members’ network, which ensures our message is distributed to graduates through Higher Education Careers Professionals. Our Regional Hubs are based at three of these universities; University of Edinburgh (East), Glasgow Caledonian University (West), and University of Aberdeen (North).
The Scottish Government has allocated £3.5 million to the Higher Education sector via the Scottish Funding Council to help recent graduates aged 18-29 to secure employment in their specialism, aiming for 300 high-quality, paid internships to support progression into sustainable graduate-level employment. The programme builds on the best of previous and current government funded initiatives through existing local and national support networks.
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) aims to make Scotland the best place in the world to educate, to research, and to innovate. Investing around £1.9 billion of public money each year, SFC’s funding enables Scotland’s colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people.
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