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May 2014

Welcome to the NEW WISE ‘Focus on Talent’. This newsletter is aimed at women looking for their next role in STEM and organisations seeking to recruit from a more diverse talent pool. If you are looking for a new opportunity or to increase the number of applications you receive from women then ‘Focus on Talent’ is for you.

In this first issue we have advertisements for apprenticeships, research positions, graduate programmes and committee opportunities, as well as a variety of jobs in industry. Read on to hear from WISE members and to see the latest job vacancies…



WISE members recruit women
Creating a diverse and inclusive working environment
Rolls Royce highlights their success in 'delivering a working environment that attracts and retains the best people', including Chief Airworthiness Engineer Belinda Swain. Belinda received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the WISE Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2012 and supports other female engineers through the Rolls-Royce Women's Network. Read more

Warda HeetunVoice of an apprentice
Warda Heetun, Engineering Apprentice at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) talks about her apprenticeship and the wide range of tasks it covers. Find out more about the 18 month advanced apprenticeship at the NPL. Read more



Dr Jane ButlerUniversity College London (UCL) offering free Masters degrees
UCL is supporting 'Your Life Campaign'  for greater numbers of women in engineering by offering free Masters degrees. The Scheme is ideal for women returning to work or changing career. It offers mentoring by researchers and senior managers from technology companies to provide a fantastic boost to what can be a wonderful career for a woman to pursue. Read more


Graduate programmes



telentEngineering and Project Management Graduate Opportunities in telent
telent is a technology services company providing a broad range of network and communications services across a variety of industries and is one of the largest engineering field forces of its kind in the UK. Our 2 year programme will accelerate your development, providing you with opportunities to gain practical experience across our diverse businesses. Find out more


Apprenticeship schemes

Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme at the National Physical Laboratory
Find out more.





Jobs in industry



Network Rail




Research positions

Postdoctoral research positions, University of Oxford
Join us at the University of Oxford to be a part of rewarding, world leading research projects, at an institution committed to supporting you to flourish in your career. For current opportunities click here now.





Other opportunties
Call for BBSRC Strategy (Advisory) Panels, Pool of Experts and Follow-on Fund Committee
We are looking to appoint committed individuals from academia, industry and other BBSRC user communities to fill a number of vacancies on our Strategy (Advisory) Panels, the Pool of Experts and Follow-on Fund Committee.
Find out more


Advertise in Focus on Talent
WISE Awards 2014To recruit a more diverse workforce, advertise your job vacancy on the WISE website jobs page and enhanced listings will be featured in Focus on Talent. WISE members also have the opportunity to submit one free job advert per year which is listed on our job vacancies page and appears in Focus on Talent. WISE members are also invited to submit their stories and articles for inclusion.
Find out about our advertising packages

WISE welcomes your feedback on this e-newsletter. Please email Tamsin with your comments and articles: t.spain@wisecampaign.org.uk



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