Entries by Equate Team

Join in: This is What a STEMinist Looks Like

Join our campaign to tackle negative gender stereotypes and champion diversity in STEM. It is estimated that only 25% of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector are women. This a waste of talent and opportunity not only for women, but for Scotland, and our chance to be at the forefront of innovation. The jobs […]

New chapter of the Equate Student Network

The ‘Interconnect Network’ was established by Equate Scotland in 2009 as the network for women studying STEM at college and university in Scotland. The network has been innovative in providing opportunities for women to connect with each other, with inspiring women STEM professionals and potential employers. However changes needed to be made to the network […]

Developing Strategies and Embedding Equality

Equate Scotland’s training and consultancy support has been in huge demand over the last year. We have had the opportunity to work with large STEM employers, start ups and colleges, providing practical and holistic support to enable them to embed gender equality and ensure they are being proactive in creating inclusive workplace cultures. The evidence […]

Tapping All Our Talents – what’s next?

Equate Scotland’s Director, Talat Yaqoob, reviews the updated Tapping All Our Talents report on whether progress has been made in the 6 years since the original report release. Read the full report here.  Equate Scotland had the opportunity to once again be on the development group leading the research on Women in STEM by the […]

Careerwise Placements – Now Open!

Careerwise is now open for applications for summer 2019 Round 1 of Careerwise is now open for applications!  So far, 18 organisations have signed up to Careerwise for summer 2019, between them offering 38 paid work placements, presenting a unique opportunity for women to gain valuable work experience in key science, technology, engineering and maths […]

Closing the Digital Skills Gap with Careerwise

According to a 2017 survey, over 88% of Software Engineers worldwide are male and only 7.6% are female. For 5 years now, CAS has been involved with Careerwise run by Equate Scotland, a paid placement scheme for women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges. Every summer we employ a female intern in our […]

Equate Career Hub … Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Equate Career Hub, Scotland’s first careers website tailored specifically towards women working in STEM. The Equate Career Hub will work directly with STEM employers looking to attract more female applicants into their organisation and directly advertise these roles to women in Scotland’s STEM community. With only […]

Applications for Careerwise Summer 2018 Soar

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. […]

Get Accredited with our Mentoring Training Programme

Equate Scotland is excited to be piloting our new SQA accredited module ‘Train the Trainer – Mentoring Women in STEM Apprenticeships’ module, in partnership with West Lothian College. We know that women are underrepresented across STEM, however gender segregation in apprenticeships is even starker. While women make up around 41% of apprentices, they make up […]

Two New Placements for our Women Returners

We are delighted to be working with Scottish Water, who are offering two scientific returnships for women looking to return to STEM. These short-term opportunities are open to any women who have relevant STEM qualification or work experience, who have not worked in the STEM sectors for 2 years or more and who are looking […]

Employer Case Study – Be Positive

Case Study Blog by Vicky Di Ciacca, Director of Be Positive: When we started our business 14 years ago, it wasn’t a conscious decision to aim for a company with a particular gender balance. It’s what we have achieved because we have hired a team with the right skills, experience and potential to support our […]

Returnship Opportunity – Software Engineer

Equate Scotland are delighted to promote a returnship opportunity with CAS Ltd. CAS have worked with us for the past three years participating in the CareerWise women only undergraduate programme and are committed to gender equality and inclusive workplaces. This role is a six month placement and includes training/development opportunities and flexible working. The role […]