Mobilising Scotland’s Tech Talent for Good

Learn how the volunteer force of the Scottish Tech Army is supporting third and public sector organisations with their digital journey and how you can get involved.  The Scottish Tech Army (STA) is a not-for-profit company and a volunteer…

The challenges of the 21st-century energy transition

How do we produce reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for our societies? The energy transition we are currently experiencing is one of the most complex challenges faced by our industrialised societies today. It requires a collective…

Building a career in manufacturing

An insight into the journey of a self-made woman. The Food and Drink industry is one of the largest sectors in Scotland. It employs 47,000 people (26% of the Scottish manufacturing workforce) and it is estimated that the industry will need…

Gender equality: from industry to politics

Interview with Lorna Slater MSP, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity This January, we spoke with Lorna Slater who was appointed in August 2021 as Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity. We were…

How to gain in-demand skills?

Upskilling and reskilling opportunities with The Open University The Open University's annual Business Barometer 2021 report reveals that there is a skills shortage in nearly two thirds (62%) of businesses in Scotland and 59% of Scottish…

Emma’s journey into Tech

The importance of role models for women in STEM The Dell Technologies STEMAspire Program is back in Scotland this November. Established by Dell Technologies it aims to connect women STEM students to women professionals to give them role models…

The Changing Face of Construction

Building a diverse and inclusive sector to support the transition to net-zero carbon The construction sector is gearing up for major change with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions in order to achieve net-zero carbon targets by…

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…

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…

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…