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International Student Pilot Programme opens doors for Scottish businesses

The Data Lab, in partnership with Codebase, SICSA and DataKirk, has taken a meaningful step towards harnessing the exponential talent and growth that international students bring to the country.

The partnership have announced the launch of an International Student Pilot Programme, aimed at fostering a vibrant ecosystem where these exceptional minds can thrive and contribute to the Scottish economy.

Did you know Scotland is home to 82,440 non-UK students enrolled in higher education? Recognising their immense value, The Data Lab has devised a pioneering initiative to encourage international students to remain and work in Scotland upon completing their master’s programs in data and/or AI-related subjects.

Through this groundbreaking pilot programme, The Data Lab Academy is offering comprehensive support to empower these students. From visa guidance and CV support to networking opportunities and employability skill development, we are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition from academia to the thriving professional landscape in Scotland. 

The programme will include sessions on CV enhancement and visa applications to help this cohort of students be “application ready” when they complete their dissertations at the end of the summer.

The culmination of the programme is a Careers Fair on the 1st of September, focusing on Scottish based Tech start-ups and scale-ups. Participation for both students and employers is free, you can sign up here.

This event promises to be an unparalleled platform for networking and talent acquisition, with CodeBase as a core sponsor.

Scottish start-ups that are actively recruiting are being called upon to seize this opportunity. By engaging with our programme cohort of 100 outstanding students, your organisation can tap into their technical expertise and employability skills that are so important in today’s competitive market.

Fash Fasoro, Immigration specialist at Adgenfash Consulting Ltd (ACL) and CEO of DataKirk, will also be on hand to advise businesses on how to recruit from this rich talent stream.

Take this chance to connect with the brightest minds in data and AI as we continue to create the world’s most impactful data community.

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