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Published date : 29 January, 2015



Some of the country’s brightest young people on the Year in Industry programme were welcomed by Pete Wishart MP to the House of Commons while on a study trip to London. During the visit the students took part in a debate chaired by Pete about the role of Government in supporting businesses. The students have been studying a management qualification at Perth College UHI, delivered in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust.

Pete Wishart MP said:

“I am delighted to welcome students from Perth College UHI to the House of Commons as part of their study visit.The Year in Industry Programme is a fantastic opportunity for these students, allowing them the chance to develop crucial management skills whilst gaining real commercial experience in a variety of Scottish placements.  I am confident that when these students complete this programme they will be able to apply these skills in a wide range of contexts in universities across the UK."

 Course leader Sara O’Hagan added:

 “These high achieving students work on some incredible projects whilst in their placements and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust to deliver the management development part of this programme

 We have been involved with the Year in Industry programme for 15 years and these students will head off for universities across the UK in September. In their time at Perth they have been working in teams to solve real business problems related to strategic growth, diversification, product development and marketing strategy, ending with presentations of innovative solutions to a hypothetical Board of Management. This trip to Parliament is the second we have undertaken and we are very grateful to Pete Wishart for the time out he has taken with our students’.

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