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Career Orientated Training

SGSSS supports students to develop skills that will be useful for academic and non-academic careers.

SGSSS Career Pathways Mentoring Scheme

A pilot mentoring programme which matches PhD students with PhD alumni who have moved into different sectors to support with career planning. Funded by the Accelerating Business Collaboration, the pilot Career Pathways Mentoring Scheme aims to increase the knowledge and capability of social science doctoral students to engage with business specifically. 

Applications are closed for 2021. Based on the findings of the pilot, we will hope to further develop the scheme in 2022.  If you have questions about the future programme, please contact the Programme Managers: 


The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) runs a professional internship scheme for PhD students at Scotland’s universities in their second and third years of study. PhD internships enable organisations to access the talent of an early career social science researcher for a three-month period to deliver a specific piece of work whilst developing a range of transferable skills for our researchers.