Career Enhancement Programme

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Applications are closed for the Career Enhancement Programme 2020.

This year Career Enhancement Programme was kindly sponsored and hosted by Scottish Engineering.

The programme is organised by Equate Scotland and is designed for women working in STEM sectors in Scotland aiming to progress their careers and employers who want to nurture talent within their organisation.

This year, we moved the course online to be delivered over 6 consecutive Tuesday mornings sessions, from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm. The sessions consist of 2 hours of interactive webinar, followed by 1 hour individual study/application of the webinar themes.

Previous programmes have received very positive evaluation and they provide in-depth career development including:

  • identifying achievements and strengths
  • producing a brief and useful profile about you
  • identifying internal barriers that can hold you back – and how to manage these
  • assessing your communication styles and building skills for effective communication
  • learning from women in leadership positions in the STEM sector
  • gaining clarity about your leadership approach and potential

The programme is open to all women in STEM sectors.  To ensure an improved representation on our programme, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women.

What is in it for you? 

The programme provides opportunities that will benefit both employers and employees. 

If you are an employer, the programme will…

  • Give your staff access to an in-depth career development programme
  • Help you grow your business and make you more competitive, by developing your workforce and filling skills gaps
  • Demonstrate your commitment to staff-development, making you an employer of choice able to attract and harness the best talent available
  • Improve staff motivation and skills, increase productivity and reduce turnover.

If you are an employee, the programme will…

  • Help you to identify more clearly your strengths and skills, and how to use them for positive outcomes in the workplace
  • Encourage you to clarify short and long-term goals for career progression
  • Improve your communication and self-presentation skills, so you can confidently represent yourself and your company at the most senior of levels
  • Allow you to learn alongside and be supported by a group of like-minded women, as well as meet and network with industry role models.

Quotes from previous participants

“A fantastic programme allowing me to focus on me, my strengths and my goals”

“This was an incredibly valuable experience… it has given me the confidence and focus to make changes for both myself and the organisation.”

“Thank you for this excellent opportunity, free of charge, to invest in my career direction with other inspiring female professionals”.

How to apply

Applications are closed for the Career Enhancement Programme 2020.

For more information, please contact Kirstie Farmer (Training and Development Manager, EQUATE Scotland)

Want to provide this opportunity for women within your company?

Our bespoke ADVANCE programme can be delivered on site and provides a specialised 3 day development opportunity for women, focusing on leadership development, communication and identifying career strengths. The programme is ideal to support the retention and progression of women in STEM.

Get in touch with us to find out more.