Summer heats up as internships kick off

Twenty five amazing young women got a great head start to their career when they commenced their Careerwise 2017 summer internship in June.

Careerwise secured 53 paid internships for summer 2017 at 22 of Scotland’s forward thinking STEM employers who are committed to attracting more women to STEM professions.

Employers engaging with Careerwise include AECOM, KP Technology, Computer Application Services, Mid Lothian Council, University of Edinburgh, Leonardo, Scottish Government – Marine Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University, CH2M, EDF Energy and McLaughlin & Harvey Construction.  We are also delighted to welcome on board new employers Mercury Engineering, SEStran, Exterity, FDM, Peacock Technologies, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Interserve, Clydesdale Bank, SSE, Multiplex and Built Environment Exchange.

Having received a total of 407 applications from 282 individual women studying STEM subjects in Scotland, 25 women have been confirmed in post so far.

This year’s successful students come from 10 of Scotland’s Universities, with Edinburgh Napier University students being the most successful, followed by University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.

  • Academic Institution
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Dundee
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of West of Scotland
  • Total
  • No of placements awarded
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 25

The 2017 scheme kicked off with our pre-placement workshop, held at CodeClan on 18th May, and attended by 17 of this year’s successful students embarking on their first ever-paid internship related to their degree.

From the successful students who secured an internship:

  • 28% are 2nd year students
  • 32% are 3rd year students
  • 28% are 4th year students
  • 12% are 5th/master year students

Careerwise is Equate Scotland’s unique internship scheme aimed at women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges.  Funded by Scottish Government and launched in 2013, the scheme is now in it’s 4th successful year.