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Careers Hive

Launched in February 2016, Careers Hive is an immersive careers education event designed to give students in S1-S3 a new way to think about their futures. It highlights the opportunities available to those who study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), as well as the cross-disciplinary skills and subjects that can support and enhance STEM careers.

Careers Hive 2016 ran throughout the National Museum of Scotland from 29 February to 4 March 2016. The five-day event attracted over 1,800 students from 28 schools and over 130 volunteers from STEM industries. Activities within the Grand Gallery were also open to the general public, further increasing the project’s reach.

Watch the video below to find out more about Careers Hive:

Images from the project are also available to view in our online media gallery – click the link below to view photos.

View images from Careers Hive 2016

Careers Hive 2017
Careers Hive will return in 2017 with activities for school groups running in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March. Download the information pack below to find out more about the project.

Careers Hive information pack

Volunteering at Careers Hive
At Careers Hive we give young people the chance to meet and engage with professionals who use science, technology, engineering or maths in their careers, so we are looking for enthusiastic, friendly people who are currently working in industry, academia, start-ups and small and medium enterprises to share their experience with our young visitors. Volunteering at Careers Hive is a unique CPD opportunity – as well as having the chance to inspire the next generation of young people and network with other STEM professionals, you will also attend a free half-day Communicating with Confidence tranining course. Download the flyer below to find out more about volunteering at Careers Hive

Volunteer information pack

Careers Hive has been developed with support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo fund.

The Scottish Government logo

Careers Hive 2017 is supported by

Digital Scotland logo   EDF Energy logo Garfield Weston logo
Institute of Acoustics logo   Scottish Power logo  

Venue partner

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