Returning to work in STEM - Workshop

Edinburgh, Scotland
21 Apr 2017
09 May 2017
Engineer, IT
Contract Type


Free Workshop on Tuesday 9th May, 10am - 4pm

Edinburgh Napier University

Have you got experience and/or qualifications in science, engineering, tech or the built environment? Have you been out of the sector, working elsewhere or left the sector to take on caring responsibilities? Are you thinking about returning to work in these sectors? Come along to this workshop to learn about how we can help you get there.

You don't have to be sure of where you want your next job to be, you don't have to be oozing confidence or expertise. This is for any and all women who have worked in the STEM sectors and are considering a first step back. (please note; it doesn't matter if you left the sector 2 years ago or 10 years ago and it doesn’t matter if you worked in the sector for 2 years or 10!).


Equate Scotland are the national experts on recruiting and retaining women in STEM and the built environment industries. For the last 10 years we have provided high quality career development services to women. We have also advised and supported employers across the public, private and third sectors to create more inclusive and diverse workplaces.

These industries are keen to attract more women to both fill skills gaps and future growth in jobs and enable the enhanced innovation made possible by a diverse workforce. Now is a great time to be planning a return to STEM.

By the end of the Returning to STEM workshop participants will:

  • Know more about the Women Returners programme provided by Equate Scotland

  • Feel confident about committing to the programme, having met and shared experiences and ambitions with other participants

  • Know how the Open University online ‘Returning to STEM’ course, and related ongoing support, will benefit their return to STEM employment.

  • Acquire skills in creating an effective CV and a LinkedIn profile to help them progress their return to STEM.

  • Know about possible placement opportunities with partner employers

  • Know more about the flexible and relevant study options available to them through the Open University.

Please be aware that session places are limited and we expect them to book up quickly. Click on 'APPLY' tab to register.