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:
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 now 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. The sub-theme for 2016 is #RaisingProfiles, to celebrate this theme we 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.
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 have worked in conjunction with Equate to run a pilot Returnship Programme - allowing women who have taken an extended voluntary career break to get back working in the sector.