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Career Clinics Boost Confidence and Knowledge

We interviewed Jenny MacLean and Jane Brown, two incredible women who recently attended career clinics. We asked them about their backgrounds, the issues they explored and the benefits of attending the sessions. Jenny was a mechanical engineer for six years before retraining and working in the fitness industry. Ten years later, she studied a Master’s […]

Internships Aid Company Growth

Chris Ellis, Chief Technical Officer of Computer Application Services, hired student Emma Fairgrieve after her successful Careerwise summer placement in 2015. We interviewed Chris to find out more about CAS’s work, why they participated in Careerwise and how the scheme has benefited their business. Tell us a bit about what CAS does CAS primarily produces […]

Women Into STEM: How Employers Can Take Action – Workshop Sign Up

A seminar on taking practical, lawful steps to increase the participation and progression of women in the science, technology and built environment industries in Scotland. This free workshop will explore the practical, lawful steps you can take to increase the participation and progression of women in the science, technology and built environment industries. You will […]

Free Career Clinics Available Now

Career clinics are our free one-to-one service for women at any stage of their STEM career. They can be used for any career-related support and are tailored to you and your circumstances. Sessions are run by Helen Whitham, our qualified careers counsellor, and can take place over Skype or in person at our Edinburgh offices. […]

Mavis Amadi: Engineer, Mentor and Ambassador

Mavis Amadi is a chartered engineer, a STEM ambassador and a mentor to young women. Nominated as one of the top 50 female engineers in the UK, Mavis has had an incredible journey. We asked Mavis about her career to date, including her advice on progressing in engineering, how she conquers challenges and what she loves […]

Careerwise develops industry ready graduates

34 female STEM students from various Scottish Universities completed Careerwise placements in summer 2015.  The 2015 Careerwise Annual Review is now available showcasing the highlights and impacts from the successful 2015 placement round. Demand for our female only internships remained high in 2015, receiving 826 applications from over 448 individual female STEM students for 39 […]

Interview with Stefanie Wilson

Finalist of the 2016 Interconnect Student Award and PhD Student in Biological Sciences at Abertay University What inspired you to pursue a STEM career? Science was always my favourite subject growing up so when it came to choosing what degree to pursue at university it seemed like a natural choice. My favourite part of my […]

How to engage young women in STEM

Having run two large schools projects since 2014, Equate Scotland has learned what works for employers looking to engage young women in STEM careers.  In 2014, Equate Scotland ran a work-experience programme to encourage young women at secondary school to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The following year we ran careers […]

Work placements: building your talent pipeline

Careerwise is seeking employers in the science and tech sectors to offer summer placements to women studying STEM subjects at Scottish universities.  The Careerwise scheme, now in its 3rd year, has consistently equipped women students with the technical, planning and communication skills needed to thrive in STEM. Our science and tech placements are in higher […]

Interconnect Award Celebrates Inspiring Women in STEM  

Our first Interconnect Student Award goes to Lauren Campbell from Heriot-Watt University, a computing student who has gone above and beyond to support and promote her women peers.  Abbie Robb of Ayrshire College and Stefanie Wilson of Abertay University were also shortlisted for the award. The award was presented at our Interconnect Student Conference on […]

Be Part of Our 10 Year Vision for STEM in Scotland

This year, Equate Scotland is celebrating 10 years of increasing the number of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment. We have made significant progress and helped make the issue a national priority, but we have far to go to make equality in STEM a reality. We want to know what the next […]