Businesses take part in Talent Exchange

Hundreds of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the North-east of Scotland have signed up to a unique work experience scheme.

More than 230 of the region’s SMEs have engaged with Talent Exchange, a new initiative which provides opportunities to access the skills and knowledge of Robert Gordon University (RGU) students in ways that are tailored to the specific needs of an organisation.

Following its launch in September 2014, Talent Exchange has worked with a total of 237 businesses from across 25 different sectors ranging from oil and gas, property and recruitment to healthcare, tourism and hospitality.

The initiative, which was established with funding from the Scottish Funding Council, currently has 175 student work experiences underway in SMEs for RGU’s 2015/2016 academic year where students from a range of disciplines are selected for either one-off challenges, short-term projects and placements of varying lengths.

For more information on Talent Exchange, visit or to talk to a member of the project team about a work experience opportunity email