Traveltek has been working with five Scottish universities to provide paid internships for students, staging hackathons to select the best candidates based on their technical expertise.
The travel technology provider has helped with 15 student placements related to web and systems development, systems engineering, marketing and international business over the past 18 months.
Two modern apprenticeship students are currently working for the company, which regularly participates in local careers exhibitions to promote itself as a top career choice to the next generation of Scottish techies.
The East-Kilbride-based company has expanded its workforce by 50% this year, opened offices in multiple international markets and made several enhancements to its product portfolio.
The growth plan follows a £5.3 million capital injection secured from private equity fund manager YFM a year ago
International director Gillian Anderson said: “It’s been a remarkable year for Traveltek, with 70 new staff members joining our workforce, both at our East Kilbride headquarters, and in new and expanding markets across the Middle East and Asia.
“We have also generated training and job opportunities for local students, enhancing our role as a Scottish employer of choice and at the same time, ploughed funds into product development that cements our status as one of the world’s most pioneering travel technology providers.”
She added: “As we look ahead to 2018, we are confident the extensive research and development we have conducted this year will lead to the roll out of new industry-first technology, positioning Scotland as global hub for innovation.”