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Building Your Talent Pipeline: Internships and Returnships

February 7 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

- Free

Staff with STEM skills are becoming harder to recruit, with more than one in four employers (26%) reporting difficulties in meeting their need for experienced STEM staff. Finding suitable graduate recruits is also a problem, with one in five employers (19%) reporting difficulties in 2014, up from 12% in 2013.

Equate Scotland invites you to a free half-day seminar aimed at employers in the technology and science sectors based in Dundee and the surrounding areas, that are experiencing difficulties recruiting STEM-skilled staff.

Join us to hear from employers engaged in Equate Scotland’s internship and returnship schemes that exclusively target women in STEM – employers who, by widening their talent pools, are already reaping the rewards.

You will also hear from women who have participated in the schemes and a legal expert who will outline the dos and don’ts relating to positive action so you feel confident about your next steps.

Scotland has an ageing workforce and most attention has been paid to school leavers to encourage them into STEM. This is, of course necessary, but this seminar is about building your pipeline here and now – our solutions are focused on placing the students with the skills and returners with the experience you need for your organisation. The event will illustrate how, together, we can build your early and mid-career pipeline and support your talent management programme not just for the future, but the present.

The event will also include an opportunity to have a 15 minute private 121 with the Careerwise or Woman Returners project leaders to discuss any placement ideas you may have within your own organisation for a student or questions you may have on how to attract woman returners, how to engage with the schemes etc.

The 121s will take place after lunch and will commence at 1.30 pm.

Day Agenda

9.30 am          Coffee & Registration

9.50 am          Equate Welcome & Introductions

10.00 am        Positive Action vs Positive Discrimination
Sarah Gilzean, Morton Fraser

10.30 am       Returnships mid stage pipeline
Alison Clayton, Managing Director, EuroFins BioPharma
Pinar Batat Buke, Woman Returner, EuroFins BioPharma

Joe McGuigan, Architect Engineering Manager, EDF Energy
Julie Struthers, Woman Returner, EDF Energy

11.15 am      Internships early stage pipeline

Dave Keay, Marine Scotland, Science Division IT Manager
Anastasia Moutaftsi, University of Aberdeen, Placement Student at Marine Scotland
Chris Ellis, Chief Technical Officer, Computer Application Services

12 noon       Q&A Session

12.15 pm     Networking Lunch

1.30 pm till 3.30 pm – 15 minute private 121 with Careerwise and/or Woman Returners Project Leaders, Limited availability, booked on first come first served basis. 

3.30 pm         Close


February 7
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


University Of Abertay
Bell Street
Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG United Kingdom


Equate Scotland