Top international placement for Duns student

DUNS student Lynn Aitchison has secured a placement with a leading global company as part of the Saltire Foundation's prestigious Internship Programme.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th July 2010, 11:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th July 2010, 11:39 am

The Saltire Foundation was established in 2006 to meet the need for individuals with the business skills and entrepreneurial drive to transform the Scottish economy.

The programme, which is open to all students studying at a Scottish university and annually receives up to 600 applications, is limited to just 60 undergraduate internships.

Successful students have to undertake a gruelling application process, which includes speed interviews with a panel from the Saltire Foundation and other employers, and finally a single interview with the host company.

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The internship will see Lynn, a third year student at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) undertaking an eight week placement starting in July with Liberty Mutual in Boston.

This internship will offer Lynn the chance to experience life in a leading global company, which will undoubtedly be of great benefit to her future studies and career. To secure a Saltire internship the UWS student had to show, not only a commitment and motivation towards developing Scottish commerce, but professional communication and business awareness and the ability to work as part of a multi disciplined team.

Commenting on the internship, Lynn (21), who is studying International Marketing said: "This internship is a really fantastic opportunity – the chance of a lifetime. To be able to work in Liberty's Mutual's Boston Office is great and my role will see me involved in product development for the company's personal product lines.

"Having the chance to work abroad will give me a broader understanding of the business world and really help me once I enter the workplace after my honours year."