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Gender Diversity

In order to succeed in our goal of being a leading diverse energy company, it is important that we are able to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent at all levels in the organisation. 

ScottishPower is committed to driving gender diversity in the energy sector;by encouraging women into leadership roles and engineering careers, we don’t only increase a diverse and inclusive workforce but take active steps to address the deepening skills shortage in the sector.

Development activities we are involved with include:

Powerful Women

ScottishPower has pledged its support to POWERful Women in advancing the professional growth and leadership development of women in the UK’s energy sector. Following a launch event of a new report by PWC in association with POWERful Women, Hamish Watson, ScottishPower’s UK HR Director, commented that ‘’We’re delighted that POWERful Women can help us learn about what has succeeded elsewhere and draw on best practice and practical lessons from others.”

Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

ScottishPower are proud to be a Corporate Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society to help with the important work that they do in supporting women engineers and encouraging girls to see engineering as a career option.

National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on the amazing career opportunities available to women in this exciting industry.  ScottishPower are proud to be sponsors of the Top 50 Women in Engineering List which recognises the achievements of women who work in the engineering sector.

Quote from Coni, Power Engineering Apprentice: "Every day is different. I'm constantly learning new things. It's great to learn practical skills and do work that has a real impact."
Quote from Holly, graduate engineer: "There are so many options with engineering... So many different directions you can take."
Quote from Lindsay, Director of Policy & Innovation: "Energy is fundamental. I'd encourage young women to be open to the opportunities a career in our industry can bring."
Quote from Maria, senior engineer: "My parents always supported me. They encouraged me to aim high and do whatever I wanted to doi."

STEM Returnship Programme

We are proud of our partnership with Equate Scotland, who are Scotland’s expert gender equality organisation, making a positive difference for women in the STEM industry by supporting “getting in, getting on, getting back and getting to the top” in employment.  ScottishPower advertised six paid placements with Equate Scotland for women returners in their 2017 Returnship Programme.

 

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