Careerwise is a ground breaking placement scheme exclusively for women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges.

Our summer placements typically last between 8 – 12 weeks and take place between June and August each year.  In addition, a small number of 1-year work placements are also available and are aimed at final year students.

Careerwise provides high quality paid placements that develop both the technical and soft skills desired by recruiting employers such as self-management, organisational and communication skills.

Careerwise works with industry and academia to encourage them to take positive action to increase the participation of women in STEM by offering paid internships to:

  • Improve access to STEM industry for women via work placements.
  • Increase women’s awareness of STEM occupations as viable career options.
  • Increase women’s employability skills in participation for entry for STEM employment.
  • Support STEM employers to take positive action to increase opportunities for women considering STEM careers
  • Universities take positive action to increase opportunities for girls and young women considering STEM further education