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January 2015

Welcome to the first WISE ‘Focus on Talent’ of 2015. 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.

Initiatives led by WISE members
Capgemini: Super Techies – levelling the playing field
Choosing a career is hard. Deciding which company to work for can be challenging. There are so many websites, pamphlets, videos, bullet points, talks and workshops. Which one is really right for me? How do I know that I’ve made the correct choice? These were the sorts of questions that led Capgemini to launch the Super Techies UK competition this year. Read more

Girls into Engineering Science and Technology
Over October and November 2014 the University of Huddersfield ran a series of six Saturday sessions on science and technology for girls in Years 10 and 11. The sessions encouraged girls to come along and find out more about how things work and how science, technology and maths play a big part in all our lives. Read more
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Opportunities in industry

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK - Graduate Scheme 2015 (Sunderland)
Nissan’s graduate recruits hit the ground running and are part of our team from day one. Come and join are exciting team where you will be expected to make an immediate contribution as we tackle some of our biggest challenges facing the business. We currently have a number of graduate positons across the organisation, to apply visit us at, closing date for applications: 31st January 2015. 

Facility Engineer - Plant Maintenance
Join our talented team and help support multi model production within press, body and final assembly shops. Working on diverse facilities, you’ll ideally have a solid mechanical or electrical engineering background and knowledge of European Machine Legislation & European Standards. More...

Opportunities in Clean Energy
Amec Foster Wheeler strives to get the right mix of individuals working together in an inclusive environment. This results in more creative, innovative solutions through greater diversity of thought. The search for talent continues in 2015 with recruitment for a range of positions. To learn more and apply, visit:

Graduates - Capgemini Technology Consulting Community 
Can you interpret the needs of our clients, solve challenging business problems and deliver? Want to work with some of the industry’s leading experts, with cutting edge technologies and a supportive community? Start Dates throughout 2015 in locations across the UK. For more information, and to apply, visit:

Apprentice Technician – Scheduled Maintenance
Infinis is one of the UK's leading generators of renewable power. We operate a growing portfolio of landfill gas, onshore wind and hydro plants across the UK. We are currently working in partnership with Training 2000, based in Blackburn. We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Technician to join our Scheduled Maintenance team.  More...

Graduate Schemes
Lafarge Tarmac work on innovative products and solutions that deliver a real difference to life in the UK today. Projects that will support and enhance everyday life now and in the future. From producing limestone that purifies the water we drink, to construction projects like the London Olympics our solutions make a big difference. Graduate schemes are available across a wide spectrum of our company. More...

Graduate Scheme - Engineering
We are offering placements for two engineering graduates for a more technical oriented programme and two generalists. The Abellio Graduate programme lasts one year. Within that time candidates will be exposed to a variety of roles within the passenger transport industry, gaining a strong mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge, and working with people of all levels - from Directors to front line staff. More...

Engineering Director, UK Rail
Abellio is an ambitious and values-driven organisation, with businesses throughout the UK and Europe. Based in the new Glasgow HQ,this role will have responsibility for stewardship, policy leadership and expert input into the organisation’s Traction and Rolling Stockengineering activities across the UK. More...

Academic roles

Professor in Biomedical Engineering + Design
Aston University is seeking to appoint an ambitious individual keen to develop, lead and collaborate in research in areas centred around biomedical engineering. More...

Professor in Chemical Engineering
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking to appoint a Chair in Chemical Engineering to provide academic leadership in the development of the new £16.5M European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI). More...

Professor in Sustainable Engineering + Design
Aston University is seeking to appoint an ambitious individual keen to develop, lead and collaborate in research in areas centred around sustainable engineering and design. More...

           MORE JOBS           

Geomagnetic Instrumentation Engineer - The British Geological Survey

Volcanologist – 12 month appointment - The British Geological Survey

Volcanologist - The British Geological Survey

Hydro-Mechanical Research Scientist - The British Geological Survey

Earthquake Seismologist - The British Geological Survey

MSc Course Manager - University of Huddersfield

Research Assistant in Intelligent Robotics - University of Huddersfield

Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Control Engineering) - University of Oxford

Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Electrical energy storage) - University of Oxford

Associate Professorship of Biochemistry - Oriel College

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