In September 2013 the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET, funded by Scottish Government, launched a ground breaking new initiative called Careerwise, with the aim of encouraging more women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers through work placements aimed at female undergraduates in Scotland.
Twenty organisations have signed up to Careerwise between them offering 43 paid work placements, presenting a unique opportunity for women to gain valuable work experience in industries where they are significantly underrepresented.
Placements take place between June and August 2014 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 applications is 31st March 2014.
Organisations providing placements include Ace Winches, Technip, National Oilwell Varco, Atkins, Leiths, Nova Biotics, Nallatech, Cairndene, Selex ES, KP Technology, Insight Arcade, URS, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University, Royal Botanic Gardens, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of Edinburgh.
They have 17 computer science opportunities available for female undergraduates.
Any enquiries regarding the Careerwise initiative should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 455 2267.