The STEM Returners programme, a joint initiative between the IMarEST and the Women's Engineering Society, has partnered with Dorset business ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) to help professionals return to work in a STEM discipline after taking a career break. Professionals across all sectors may choose to take a career break for a variety of reasons. However, when they wish to return to work, they may struggle to restart the career they worked so hard to build, as a ‘CV gap’ can be seen as a deterioration of skills and experience. The STEM Returners programme aims to help professionals reconnect with the STEM working world. The programme looks to assist men and women who have taken a career break of one year or more. A shortlist of four to six candidates will be invited to complete the Open University Returning to STEM course, and be provided upfront coaching sessions to ensure they are prepared to return to the workplace.
Following this, the candidates will begin a twelve-week paid internship programme at AEUK in February 2019, structured to include relevant on-the-job training opportunities and additional bespoke training where required. You can find more information on the STEM Returners programme here.
We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with the following backgrounds:
- Electrical Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Software Engineers
- Electronics Engineers
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) is a successful business which is building on its legacy of high value defence products through sustained investment and growth in unique in-house production, test and integration facilities. Operating from its Headquarters at Winfrith in Dorset, as well as its unique waterside test facilities at Bincleaves in Weymouth, AEUK is a top class innovative maritime systems company. AEUK has a balanced portfolio of products, technology demonstration, customised production, test, and integration facilities for high value defence systems. We also offer flexible, tailored and affordable in service support packages to navies once acceptance has taken place to ensure long term serviceability of our systems. With over 300 employees, AEUK is the largest subsidiary in the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group.