Sky’s the limit for chemical engineer with Kintyre work placement

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A chemical engineer has secured a Kintyre work placement as part of a graduate support programme funded and delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

University of Aberdeen graduate Cameron Macgregor has joined space technology company Alta Range through the programme which helps companies by offering 12-month, well-paid work experience placements in a variety of industries.

Cameron has an important and varied role in developing launch vehicle range control systems, primarily ground stations and their associated systems.

He is one of 35 graduates who gained placements with businesses and social enterprises across Argyll and the Islands through the programme which supports organisations to drive innovation and Covid recovery activity and provides graduates with valuable experience as they begin their careers.

Morag Goodfellow, HIE’s area manager for Argyll and the Islands, said: ‘The graduate placement programme is about matching the development needs of individual businesses with the skills and aspirations of recent graduates keen to gain experience in the workplace.

‘It’s a great way to attract new talent into the region while helping businesses to benefit from fresh thinking.

‘Many graduates go on to full-time employment with the placement host.

‘We’re very pleased to see so many of our area’s businesses and social enterprises taking up the opportunity to recruit graduates through the programme, and look forward to hearing how they get on.’