Scotland to cement its position as the World’s leading centre of excellence for work ready MSc Data Scientists

A data science recruitment specialist will once again be working with students to identify and secure industrial placements at a broad spectrum of leading Scottish businesses.

Glasgow-based MBN Solutions will deliver a tailored suite of employability training to those undertaking a Masters qualification backed by Scotland’s publicly-funded innovation centre for data science, The Data Lab.

Last year’s programme saw students working with leading Scottish based businesses such as Aquila Insight, STV, Aggreko and Morgan Stanley For a 10-12 week work placement designed to enhance their commercial and technical and expertise.

This year’s programme has grown to 130 funded students, across 11 Scottish universities.

Organisers said the extended commitment underlined the growing recognition of the need to deliver workplace-ready data skills into Scotland’s business communities.

The programme will ensure the continued availability of some of the best workplace-ready data scientists to businesses and the public sector. “We are proud to have been appointed again to this prestigious contract,” said MBN Solutions CEO, Michael Young. “Scotland has some of the most talented and skilled data practitioners in the world and this programme will ensure they are available, first and foremost, to Scottish businesses” .

See the full article here – The Scotsman
By Chris McCall

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