Welcome to GetSET news – the monthly newsletter from WISE


Judith Hackitt and Sarah Main appointed to top STEM roles
Congratulations to HSE Chair Judith Hackitt the recently appointed IChemE President, and Sarah Main, newly in post as the first female Director for CaSE. We wish them every success and look forward to working with them to support female talent in STEM. WISE are always delighted to share positive news from members and subscribers, please submit stories of success to Campaigns Manager Sarah Shaw.

Gaining STEM qualifications is a smart career move
Job growth for STEM graduates is likely to be 1.7 times higher than in other areas in the next 10 years, according to McKinsey and Company. In an article Ten IT enabled business trends for the decade ahead, they predict that competition will heat up for STEM graduates because of the economic and business impact of information technologies. A strong argument for persuading more young women to choose STEM subjects, whether they go to university or into an apprenticeship.

Network Rail launches Women’s Network
Helen Wollaston, Director of WISE will be speaking at the launch event,  Building the Foundations of Diversity, on 19th June. The aim of the event is to address the low numbers of women within the rail industry, particularly in engineering roles. We are delighted that Network Rail, a WISE corporate member, are leading the way within their business and the wider rail industry to raise awareness and explore practical ways to improve this imbalance.

Advance notice:
Professor John Perkins, Chief Scientific Advisor to the dept of Business Innovation and Skills, will publish a review of Engineering Education and Skills on 15 July. WISE Director Helen Wollaston and Dawn Bonfield from the Women’s Engineering Society met Professor Perkins and the team working on the report earlier this month,  to share ideas which would encourage more girls and women to choose engineering. WISE are working with our corporate members to show how a strategic, targeted approach to recruiting, retaining and developing female talent makes a big difference.

WISE Welcomes

Nick Baveystock, Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
We are delighted to welcome Nick who joined the board of WISE this month as a Non Executive Director. With 20 years experience in the British Army, Baveystock has previously led a wide variety of engineering projects – from reconstruction in Southern Iraq and the Balkans to his last military role as Brigadier where he assumed command of the Royal School of Military Engineering, leading a £3.2 billion Public–Private Partnership. Since 2011, Baveystock has been Director General of ICE, a global professional body for civil engineers. Read more here.

A warm welcome to all our new members, individual and corporate including the following:

University of Surrey
Find our more about individual and corporate membership of WISE here. Join the campaign and really make a difference!

Support the WISE campaign and become an inaugural member
Did you know that if you join right now as an individual or as a company you still have time to become one of our inaugural members. Become part of the limited number of members who are entitled to use our special inaugural members logos and show your dedication to inspiring female talent in STEM. There are only two places left for inaugural corporate members, so act fast!

Get Involved

WISE Awards 2013: Don’t forget that this year’s awards are now open for nominations. The prestigious annual WISE awards, being held on Thursday 14 November at the Science Museum in London, are the ideal way to recognise and celebrate female talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from classroom to boardroom. Nominating for a WISE award is simple: individuals and organisations can nominate themselves or nominate a person or organisation they believe deserves a WISE award. There is no charge for entering, simply complete the nomination form and submit it to us via email before the closing date which is noon on Wednesday 31 July 2013. Full details are available here on the WISE website.

WISE Awards 2013: Sponsorship opportunities
The last award needing a sponsor is the WISE Leader Award. If you can help us to find a sponsor or to promote this award, please get in touch or find out more here. We also welcome sponsorship large and small from individuals and organisations who want to support the WISE Awards but don’t wish to sponsor this category. Please contact us to discuss Bronze Sponsorship to suit your budget. A big thank you to all our 2013 sponsors – we are all looking forward to a great event!

Institute of Physics ‘A Future for Girls from Physics’ Event
This is a call for female role models who have studied physics to join this event for school pupils and network with the students about the benefits of studying physics to their careers and about their careers and career journeys. Taking place in London on October 14th 2013, please contact Lisa Thefaut to find out more or express an interest.

Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship application forms available now
This opportunity will provide a total of £9000 in bursary to female students or apprentices exploring a career or further studies in engineering. To apply or find out more click here.

Have you seen this month’s blog?

Guest blogger, Helen Freeman, shares her higher education journey with us and encourages other girls to study science. Check it out now and post your comment. Helen recently joined WISE at the Big Bang fair as role model facilitating a session discussing gender stereotypes in STEM with school girls. If you would like to be a role model sign up as a GetSET woman now: click here for more information.

News from you

The Royal Academy of Engineering launch a new Aerospace MSc Bursary scheme
The Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme aims to generate more aerospace MSc qualified professionals with high level skills who will work in the sector and to up-skill the existing UK aerospace workforce and reinforce the supply of skilled people with knowledge and expertise in key areas of technology for the future. Find out more here.

Women’s Business Council calls for action on girls and STEM
The Women’s Business Council have this month published a report launching their recommendations for business and government to help remove the obstacles that are stopping women from fulfilling their economic potential. The report highlights the low numbers of girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths and calls for greater partnership between schools, businesses and parents to address the problem. Read the report here.

New report from the Fawcett Society about women in the UK labour market
The Fawcett Society have published a report stating that government plans for growth continue to leave many women behind. WISE believe that if more women could be attracted to work in science, technology and engineering industries it would benefit women as well as benefiting industry by meeting skills shortages. Read the full report here.

Career Opportunities

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Talent Search 2013
Graduate, Apprentice and Trainee Programmes

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
New members of NERC’s Science and Innovation Strategy Board

University of Oxford
University Lecturers in Engineering Science

Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging: HiMR
The HiNR Initial Training Network has vacancies for 13 Early Stage Research Fellows in the area of in vivo ultrahigh field (7T) magnetic resonance.

Let new career opportunities find you! Give some information on your skills and desires to open the door for interesting job openings within Skanska and the worldwide opportunities we can provide.
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Click here to view all the latest job vacancies at Atkins

STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
Graduate Recruitment Scheme Now Open

Advertise your job vacancies on the WISE website

To advertise your job opportunities with WISE call us on 01274 724009, click here for more information or email info@wisecampaign.org.uk


Thursday 27 June
Big Bang South West 2013 will be taking place at Exeter University and promises to deliver another exciting and diverse experience for students, teachers and exhibitors.

Friday 28 June
NEAR: (Jugular Experiment 3) A unique theatre experience in Crawley town centre, combing science and the arts.

Saturday 29 June
The Lancashire Science Festival is free to all and features a whole host of exciting presentations, hands-on activities and exhibits. Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), this event is a must be for anyone interested in science.

Tuesday 2 July
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London showcases some of the most innovative, cutting-edge science and technology from around the UK. Experience science first hand by trying out experiments for yourself and be inspired by the research shaping our future.

Sunday 7 to Friday 12 July
Ignite 2013 is an intensive, one-week training programme for aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to trial and prepare hi-tech or biotech innovations and business ideas for the commercial environment.


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