ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND — MacGregor (GBR) Ltd. said on May 20 that it has established a new relationship with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, by providing work placements that support the career development of graduates.

The Aberdeen office of MacGregor's Global Lifecycle Support Division will work with the university to provide practical workplace opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate students that will assist with their development activities.

Through a series of planned short-term placements students will assist with marketing and commercial development for MacGregor's U.K.-based operations, including its new training center.

Recently introduced to deliver specialist skills and competencies to MacGregor engineers and its customers, the center includes a bespoke, real-time davit training rig, which replicates the operations of onboard work boat and lifeboat launch and recovery davit systems including towing boom operation.

Robert Gordon University's Aberdeen Business School works closely with business and industry across the city to support the skills development and transition of students into employment through a successful placement program.  More than 90% of its undergraduate courses have a placement option with a growing number of postgraduate programs also offering workplace development opportunities.