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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

School Sessions: Monday 27 February – Friday 3 March
Sessions for school groups run from Monday 27 February–Friday 3 March. All 2017 school places are now fully booked.

Open Day: Saturday 4 March
This year we are opening activities up to anyone and everyone interested in finding out about the exciting STEM career opportunities available here in Scotland and across the globe. Download the leaflet below to find out more and join us at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 4 March to explore Careers Hive.

Find out more about the Careers Hive open day 


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 Xtra logo EDF Energy logo Edina Trust logo  
Garfield Weston logo ITE - Institution of Engineering and Technology logo Institution of Mechanical Engineers logo
Institute of Acoustics logo Scottish Power logo  

Venue partner

National Museum of Scotland logo