The Careerwise work placement scheme for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) opened for applications on Wednesday, 11th February 2015. Placements take place between June and August 2015 and are paid at a salary of at least £16K pro rata. Applications are welcome from women currently studying STEM subjects at any Scottish University. The closing date for all initial interest applications is Wednesday, 11th March 2015.
Equate Scotland launched its ground breaking initiative Careerwise in 2013, with the aim of encouraging more women to consider and pursue STEM careers through the provision of paid work placements aimed at female undergraduates in Scotland.
In summer 2014, 42 women successfully completed a Careerwise placement, giving them real work experience they can draw upon at future job interviews and in job applications, helping them to stand out.
For employers, to recruit a graduate with real work experience is of considerable value. For students, work placements enhance your employability and increase career confidence – not to mention the opportunity of paid summer work! Placements can also lead to a real job offer.
Organisations providing placements this year include Computer Application Services, Leiths, Nova Biotics, KP Technology, AECOM, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian Council and more.
To view the placements and for details of how to apply visit:
All enquiries regarding placements or the Careerwise initiative should be directed to email@example.com or telephone 0131 455 2267.