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September 2014

Welcome to 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.

Join WISE at the Graduate Engineer and Science Show
Women and girls... be inspired! Meet female role models and find out about careers in science and engineering. Find out more and book your free place

Initiatives led by WISE members
Girls find out about engineering at RAF Cosford
During the week commencing 4th August 2014, a group of young women visited the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE) Cosford, as part of the ongoing “Women into Science and Engineering” (WISE) project.
“Great to have a play with some real radio and radar systems.” More...

The importance of a support network
The Enterprise Hub at the Royal Academy of Engineering provides the country’s most promising engineering entrepreneurs with funding and support to help make their business a success. Balancing an academic career while running a business can be a challenge; Dr Susannah Clarke, one of the first graduates of the prestigious Enterprise Fellowship programme, has managed it successfully. More...

Demonstrate to women that you want to retain and develop them…
While the automotive sector has been a male dominated industry, almost half of all Nissan drivers in the UK are women, which is why the company is taking positive steps to make sure that women are well represented when it comes to building, designing and engineering its cars as well as driving them. More...
Opportunities in industry

Aircraft Maintenance and Support Apprentice at BAE Systems
Ready for real life challenges and want to earn while you learn? If so, our Aircraft Maintenance and Support Apprenticeship may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. You'll be joining Military Air & Information — the part of BAE Systems that designs, manufactures and supports some of the world's most advanced military fast jets. More...

Graduate scheme and Placement opportunities at Nissan
Benefit from exceptional training, support and mentorship at Britain’s biggest car builder. Our graduates are hands on from the start. Access to high quality training combined with real responsibility from day one mean you’ll get plenty of opportunities to progress. Many of our graduates go on to secure high profile positions within the company.
Visit for more information on what Nissan’s Sunderland plant has to offer.

British Sugar Apprenticeship Scheme
British Sugar is a forward-looking organisation where people are inspired to make the most of every opportunity and where everyone’s contribution is valued. Alicia Southward, a British Sugar 4th year engineering apprentice, said: “To me, this apprenticeship scheme is a great way to gain higher education qualifications whilst being paid. The scheme gives you lots of opportunities to better your knowledge, and continue learning. I am really looking forward to continuing to build my career with British Sugar.”
Our online application process for our 2015 apprenticeship scheme starts mid October 2014. Please click here for more information

Academic roles

Academic appointments at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is building an exciting new Centre for Data Science and as part of this is looking to make 11 new academic appointments (2 Professors, 1 Senior Lecturer and 8 Lecturers) in the School of Science to complement existing staff expertise. More...

Research opportunities

Geomicrobiologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS)
A vacancy has arisen for a Geomicrobiologist to be based at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham. Given the increasing realisation that microorganisms are involved in many geological and geochemical processes, you will play a role in sustaining and developing BGS’s future capability as a leading global provider of research, information and advice on microbial impacts on geological processes and applications. More...

Research Scientists at Winton Capital
Do you know your Gaussian from your Poisson? Your exponent from exponential? Dabbled in log-normal or maxed a likelihood recently? Winton is home to a large multi-disciplinary group of scientists and engineers working collaboratively on challenging problems surrounding automated trading. We’re looking for talented scientists to join our London, Oxford and Zurich research centres. More...

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