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…

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…
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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. …
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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…
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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…
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5 Minutes With... Melinda Matthews Clarkson, CEO, CodeClan

The time is now for a career in tech. In Scotland the average salary for a Software Engineer is £46,209 and every year there are over 11,000 vacancies in the digital tech sector. This will only continue grow. Yet, women make up only 23% of…
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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…
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More of us than ever are working flexibly and you can too.

More of us than ever are working flexibly, at times and in locations that fit around our lives – and the trend is set to continue. A study by Lancaster University, predicts that flexible working will be the main way of working for 70% of…
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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…
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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…