FAQs

Why do we charge for this?
Firstly, to ensure we attract companies serious about what they are advertising and who are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. Secondly, to cover the running costs of the CareerHub and support other services we provide women free of charge. Learn about the women who have benefited from Equate’s work here.

Is there a discounted rate for SME’s and small businesses?
There is no discounted rate for SME’s and small businesses. We have priced the CareerHub to make it accessible to organisations of all sizes.

Why do you review the job description?
Some language can have a specific bias towards a sex or social gender and it is important to consider this when writing job descriptions. Through the words that we use, job descriptions can reinforce unhelpful stereotypes or inadvertently exclude certain groups. But by considering the wording, structure and tone of the job advert, employers can start to attract a more diverse pool of applicants.

The review process we provide assesses biases in language that can be interpreted negatively by potential applicants of all under-represented groups as we do not see women as a homogenous group; they are from different backgrounds, races, sexualities and disabilities. Our work is to help you eliminate bias to attract the widest diversity of talented individuals. Our language reviews are targeted primarily at women in STEM, however feedback from employers tells us that as a consequence of these reviews their employment practices become more accessible to all.

Do I have to accept the changes made to the job advert?
Employers are not obliged to accept the changes made by Equate Scotland; however, we strongly recommend considering them to encourage applications from women applicants.

What type of job or training opportunities can be advertised? 

You can promote any of the following:

  • Paid internships
  • Paid placements
  • Apprenticeships
  • Graduate programmes
  • Full-time or part-time professional roles
  • Returnships
  • Funded working opportunities
  • Funded training opportunities
  • Upskilling or reskilling opportunities