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A short guide to inclusive recruitment in STEM

Inclusive recruitment refers to the process of attracting, interviewing, and hiring a diverse pool of talent. These processes are designed to eliminate bias from the recruitment process and ensure the best-qualified people get hired for positions regardless of gender, ethnicity, or any other protected characteristics. Why inclusive recruitment matters Inclusive recruitment aims to prevent discrimination, […]


Forestry can often be viewed as a male dominated industry, but things are changing! The number of women joining the forestry sector across Scotland has been growing and we hope to see that growth continue. With the demand for green jobs increasing in Scotland the forestry sector is considered a crucial industry, helping to address […]

The 5 golden rules of CV building

In this second episode of “The STEM job seeker checklist”, we will share with you some tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Keeping your CV up to date can be a stressful and intimidating task and can feel overwhelming at times. This is even more true for new graduates, […]

Stand out in STEM – Time to work on brand YOU

by Carlotta Zorzi. I was recently talking with one of my coachees who is a young woman in tech from a minority group who told me that whilst she’s so happy to have the job she has, she also struggles with anxiety because she sticks out ‘like a sore thumb’. Being a woman in STEM, […]

Achieving greater gender diversity in apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in Scotland reflect longstanding gender norms about careers in the broader labour market. That’s why the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB) set up a Gender Commission back in 2019 to examine how to address that persistent inequality, especially from the point of view of employers. Members of the Commission were drawn from industry bodies, […]

What careers are there for STEM students in Pensions and Finance?

Exploring early careers opportunities at Hymans Robertson. When it comes to thinking about careers in pensions and finance, it can be difficult to imagine where those who come from a STEM background can fit – however it may surprise you to know that applicants with skills in tech, digital and data are in high demand […]

The importance of examining job descriptions

In the first of this series, we will be looking at job descriptions and things you need to look out for when reading them. Because as you will already know preparation is key! Taking the time to read and review the job description before applying for a job will allow you to build a tailored and […]

Health Equity: delivering better solutions for everyone

Canon Medical Research Europe has over 25 years’ experience in medical visualisation and image processing and has developed technology which is embedded into Canon Medical Systems Corporation’s range of modalities and Healthcare IT solutions.  Most recently the organisation has developed a core competency in Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning and has a strategic relationship with the […]

Outlook on the future of STEM with Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University were one of the sponsors of Equate’s ‘STEM through an intersectional lens’ conference. To mark this, we spoke with Professor Nazira Karodia, Vice Principal Learning & Teaching at Edinburgh Napier, to learn more about their organisational strategy and commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Can you present Edinburgh Napier University in a […]

The need for a diverse workforce to deliver on Net Zero

SSEN Transmission is the electricity transmission owner for the north of Scotland, playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future by developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero. Allie Walker, HR Business Partner, shared with Equate Scotland her thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusion to deliver […]