Events Administrator and Member Relations Internship

A fantastic opportunity has become available to join The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) team. ‘During your three month internship you will have immediate access to responsibility and be involved in an interesting range of tasks. By working with us and our 250+ members the STA will provide the individual with a better understanding of the sector and also develop practical skills for future employment.’

The role will provide support to the Business Support Manager and Business Development Manager and will include the following tasks:

  • Assisting with the co-ordination and planning of STA events.
  • Providing administrative support with the membership renewal process.
  • Maintaining the membership database.
  • Dealing with and responding to new membership enquiries.
  • Supporting the STA Business Support Manager with general finance admin when required.
  • Responding to general member telephone and email enquiries.
  • Other ad-hoc admin tasks as required.

Closing date: Tuesday 23/06/2015. Interviews are likely to be close to the week of graduation.

Salary and benefits: £1000 per month

Ross Wallace, intern, 2014

Ross Wallace, intern, 2014

Start date:– Monday 17th August for existing graduates and graduating students. They will consider a later start date of 1st September for completing MSc students.

Person requirements

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the following skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Sound knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Able to work on own initiative
Having a “can do” attitude is essential, and a good understanding of Scotland’s geography and sound knowledge of the tourism proposition desirable.

Company information

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the leading ‘voice of the tourism industry in Scotlandand the “guardian and co-ordinating arm” of Scotland’s national tourism strategy– Tourism Scotland 2020

Formed in March 2012, the STA has gone from strength to strength and grown from 100 to 255 members (May 2015) strengthening its credibility within the industry, government and public agencies as the body that “Leads on Industry Matters”. The STA is an independent trade body comprising of trade associations, individual businesses, marketing services and local area tourism groups who earn their living from tourism or have an active interest in tourism.

Accepted degree subjects Any

Location Stirling

Working hours Full-time

Contract Fixed term

Application information

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to the University Career Development Centre ( who will then forward them on to the company. To take part in the Stirling Internship, you are advised to get your CV and Covering letter checked before applying. Our drop in service for this is on Monday – Thursday, 1pm-4pm in Cottrell 3A1. If you have any difficulties accessing our service, please contact us on 01786 467070.


Graduate Placement Projects

Securing a graduate placement can be one way of kick-starting your career. A placement opportunity such as offered by Talent Scotland  can give you the chance to:

  • get valuable ‘hands-on’ work experience
  • prove yourself to an employer
  • build your confidence
  • make contacts in your chosen industry
  • see whether a particular role or organisation is right for you
  • boost your future employment prospects

I have included information from the talent Scotland website for you to have a look at and the link takes you directly to the placement vacancy pages – do have a look to see if any of these opportunites interest you:

 Talent Scotland

The Talent Scotland graduate placement programme can offer an opportunity to work on a short-term project with an established business or social enterprise.

Organisations of all sizes participate and you receive a minimum salary of £14,000 (pro rata) whilst on your placement. A supplement of £1,500 is included to placements based in the Highlands and Islands.

Participating businesses are dynamic, growth-oriented and located across Scotland, within the private and voluntary sectors. Projects last from three months to one year and must be quantifiable and measureable.

Graduate placement projects

Projects can cross a range of disciplines including

  • New product design and development or product adaption for overseas markets
  • New process development and implementation
  • Strategic marketing, target marketing and market research
  • Targeting new international markets
  • Exporting and increased international participation
  • More effective use of ICT and e-business to improve business performance
  • Improved environmental management to achieve business benefits
  • Developing effective human resource policies

For placements of more than three months, you will also receive a minimum of two days off-site training, specifically designed to develop additional innovation and business skills.

Who is the programme open to?

The programme is open to all graduates who

  • Have graduated at degree or postgraduate level from a higher education institution within the past two years
  • Have up-to-date visa documentation if required — international graduates only
  • Have good English language skills appropriate to a business environment
  • Have no more than one year’s relevant (graduate level) work experience

If you meet these criteria and have the skills for the job, you can apply.

How do I apply?

Visit the placement page to view and apply for graduate placement opportunities


If you have any questions about the Graduate Placement Programme email the TalentScotland Graduate Placements team

For enquiries regarding placements in the Highlands and Islands region please email or phone 01463 244 332