Return to work placements for scientists and engineers
Dstl, part of the Ministry of Defence, has teamed up with the IMarEST and the Women’s Engineering Society to pilot their STEM Returners programme. The programme is aimed at giving experienced science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals the confidence to step back into their careers after time taking off or the opportunity to transfer into another field.
The science and engineering industry has a shortage of skilled workers, but many highly qualified and experienced people are struggling to get back into work.
The Dstl pilot is open to any gender and offers individuals a paid 12-week placement, where they will work on challenging projects that make a real difference to the UK's defence and security. Successful applicants could work in areas such as platform systems, cyber and information systems, or defence and security analysis. Placements are also available with the Defence and Security Accelerator, which manages the £800 million Defence Innovation Initiative.
As well as contributing to exciting and rewarding projects, the programme offers 1-to-1 mentoring, networking opportunities and further career support.
For more information please visit: https://www.stemreturners.com/