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World Book Day – Equate Recommends…

Today is World Book Day and to celebrate we thought we would share with you a few of Equate’s favourite books. At Equate we want to see more women studying, working and leading in STEM, but to do this, we must be recognise the contributions of women not just in STEM but also, culture, literature […]

Is AI in recruitment good for diversity?

As recruiters start to rely more and more on automated technologies to select and hire candidates, Equate Scotland wants employers to be aware of the impact artificial intelligence could be having on the diversity of the candidates selected. Recruiting a new employee is a notoriously expensive and laborious process. By the time you take into […]

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The Equate CV Hub

The Equate CareerHub turns 1 this month and to celebrate we have set up a brand new service to support women looking for opportunities in STEM. The Equate CV Hub. We recognise that writing a CV can be difficult for a number of reasons.  It requires a great deal of self –reflection. You are required […]

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5 minutes with… A Software Developer

My name is Chloe and I joined Scott Logic, a software development company based in Edinburgh,  through its Graduate Programme. I benefitted from a fantastic induction programme, support from a mentor, and the opportunity to work on challenging projects that stretched me and gave me hands-on experience. Looking back on the questions I had when […]

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Five minutes with… Jenny Holmes, Head of FDM’s Returner Programme

  Last month, FDM hosted our second Equate MeetUp. An opportunity for women in STEM to come together to build a network, find new opportunities and meet likeminded people. The topic of the evening was ‘returning to work following a career break’ with several speakers from FDM. Speaking at the event and introducing FDM’s Returners’ […]

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New Year, New Job, New You

Happy New Year from all of us at the Equate Careerhub. We have an ambitious New Year’s resolution for 2019. We want to help women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) find a job or opportunity where they can grow, learn and develop in an inclusive and welcoming work environment. Fewer than 30% of women who […]

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Returnships – what are they and is it for you?

Returnships are on the rise and are helping hundreds of women across the UK get back into work after starting a family. According to the Women Returners Network there are 44 Returnship schemes being run in 2018. And research conducted by PwC reveals that addressing the career break penalty for women could boost the UK […]

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5 minutes with… Stephen Ingledew, Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland

  Over the next 10 years Scotland wants to be one of the top 5 global FinTech centres in the world. This is being led by Stephen Ingledew, Chief Executive of FinTech Scotland along with other key partners in the financial services industry and Scottish Government. It’s ambitious, but Scotland has a history of innovation on its side. […]