Careerwise has now entered its 5th successful year of summer placements with 30 outstanding women commencing their placements in early June at various companies across Scotland.

We have seen the highest level of applications since 2015 for summer 2018, having received 540 applications from 321 individual women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges.

Forty paid placements were advertised with 22 employers.  Employers who successfully filled their placements include Forestry Commission (3), Computer Application Services (1), Peacock Technologies (1), University of Edinburgh (4), Marine Scotland (2), SASA (1), AECOM (2), SESTran (1), University of Glasgow (2), Kaiam Europe (2 x 6 month placements), Novabiotics (2), Baker-Hicks (2), RJ McLeod (1), Edinburgh Napier University (2), Cummins Diesel Recon (3) and Catapult ORE (1).

Students who successfully secured 2018 summer placements came from 9 Scottish Universities and 1 college, which include:


University No of Students obtaining 2018 Placements
University of Strathclyde 10
University of Edinburgh 5
Edinburgh Napier University 4
St Andrews University 3
University of Aberdeen 3
University of Glasgow 1
University of Dundee 1
Glasgow Caledonian University 1
Queen Margaret University 1
City of Glasgow College 1


We were delighted to see the first Queen Margaret University student to secure a Careerwise placement with Edinburgh Napier University since the schemes conception.

In addition, Careerwise launched a College Pilot Scheme for summer 2018 where four placements were advertised that were suitable for HNC/HND level students as well as under graduate students.  Again, we were delighted to see one City of Glasgow College student securing a paid placement with Catapult ORE.

Successful students who were awarded their placements were in the following years of study:


Year of study No obtaining a placement
1st 2
2nd 1
3rd 15
4th 9
Masters 2

Careerwise is Equate Scotland’s internship scheme exclusively aimed at women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges.  Launched in 2014 and fully funded by Scottish Government, to date 148 women have completed a Careerwise placement, helping to increase the participation of women in STEM industries that are vital for Scotland’s economic success.

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