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Careers Hive

Launched in February 2016, Careers Hive was a new project designed to give students in S1-S3 a new way to think about their futures. It highlighted 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.

In this innovative take on a traditional careers fair, specially trained guides led pupils through a 3 hour curated visit which included a highly interactive exhibition, hands-on workshops and a series of short inspirational talks. They also got the chance to meet early and mid-career professionals to find out more about what it is like to work in these fields.

The project was developed with support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
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In 2016 Careers Hive was supported by  

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Venue Partner

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2016 Project Delivery
Careers Hive activities 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.

Images from the project are available to view in our online media gallery – click the link below to view photos.
View images from Careers Hive 2016

Plans for 2017
The project will return in 2017 with activities running in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh in February/March.

Booking and volunteer recruitment for 2017 sessions will open from September 2016 when further information will be available on this page.