A £250,000 placement scheme has launched to boost the number of women choosing a career in science and engineering.

Forty-five new summer placements have been created as part of the Careerwise initiative, which aims to help create a more equal workforce.

Currently, only 13% of the science, engineering and technology (SET) workforce in Scotland are women.

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Placements are on offer to female undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering, and maths courses.

They range from oil and gas engineering posts in Aberdeen to ecology and hydrology-related placements in Penicuik.

Applicants have until March 31 to apply to the Scottish Government-funded scheme, which is run by Edinburgh Napier University's Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET.