FAQ

Applications & About Hire STEM Women

How can I register on Hire STEM Women

Registration is easy simply click this link to sign up on our website.

Who are your partner firms?

We work with several partner firms, we do not feature all of our firms on our website as we have a different agreement with each firm, once you register on our website you will get regular emails from us which will update you on our partner firm opportunities. We work with Made Tech, Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services, Capgemini to name a few!

How can I benefit from coaching and support?

Simply email our team on hq@hirestemwomen.co.uk and we can schedule a time in the diary to coach you. Please note firm specific coaching is restricted to our partner firms.

When is the best time for me to apply to your partner firms?

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, do note employers recruit a year in advance for graduate/undergraduate schemes so for example if you graduate in 2019, the best time to apply is August/September 2018.

What is the process for video coaching sessions?

We offer 1-1 video coaching to help support your confidence, please email hq@hirestemwomen.co.uk to discuss how we can book these in with you.

What universities do you work with?

We partner with 90+ universities throughout the UK. Some of these include Russel group & post 92 universities.

Can I refer my friend to register for HSW?

Absolutely, please direct them to our website and ask them to register by clicking here.

If I want to be a Hire STEM Women candidate do I have to pay?

No, it is completely free for job seekers and students.

Should I reference Hire STEM Women on my CV and Cover Letter?

Yes, please do. It does help us and employers keep track of your application.

Does Hire STEM Women pay for travel expenses for partner firm events?

No Hire STEM Women does not pay for travel expenses, each partner firm has a unique travel expense policy for their recruitment process whilst many provide support, there maybe others that do not. It is your responsibility to check this before attending any assessments with partners.

When will I hear back from your partners regarding my online application?

Each partner firms recruitment process varies, usually you can hear back within 4-6 weeks from them or either us.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

Please contact our trusted advisors on hq@hirestemwomen.co.uk

Eligibility

Are males or other gender types allowed to sign up to Hire STEM Women?

Absolutely – we support all genders.

Why are you targeting women in STEM?

The industry lacks women STEM professionals and there is a real need to get more women into the STEM sector. For example WISE reported “Women make up 23% of those in core STEM occupations in the UK and 24% of those working in core STEM industries” The number has certainly improved but more work needs to be done and we are here to ensure we increase the diversity numbers in the STEM sector and assist women in breaking barriers within these fields.

I am not a STEM student can I still apply?

Yes, absolutely providing you have a genuine interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths related careers). If you are unsure please do get in touch with our experienced recruitment team who would be happy to have a discussion with you regarding your options on hq@hirestemwomen.co.uk

What is the minimum criteria to apply for graduate/undergraduate schemes?

Minimum entry requirements can vary, some firms accept 2.1 or 2.2 whilst others are interested in what you have to offer. It does depend on the role and the company. We encourage you to be honest and declare your results, not being honest in your application can lead to disqualification from our partner firms recruitment process and Hire STEM Women’s support.

I have extenuating circumstances, shall I declare these?

Absolutely, we encourage you to declare any mitigating circumstances to assist with your application.

I am no longer at university can I still apply to HSW?

Please note some partner firms have their own parameters on who they wish to employ as a recent grad. Usually the maximum they can go back is 3 years, but please note each firm has a unique process and we would encourage you to clarify or we would state this in our recruitment process with our partner firms.

International Students

Does Hire STEM Women sponsor visas?

Unfortunately Hire STEM Women does not directly sponsor visas, however because we work with several partner firms each firms recruitment process is unique. Some opportunities include work sponsorship, whilst others may not. We would normally state this in any marketing materials we publish, if it is not clear we would encourage you check with our partner firm.

I am a international student can I still get support from Hire STEM Women?

Yes, you can. Please note we do not support international students with visas, however if you require coaching and general recruitment support we would be happy to assist.

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