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Careers Hive

What is 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 receives a large volume of interest every year from schools across the country.  As it is a guided and immersive experience, capacity is limited during the week. In addition, a number of our funders have specific criteria attached to their support, often around tackling inclusion and promoting access across a range of geographic areas and socio-economic groups.  For this reason we work closely with a number of local authorities and schools that are targeted by some of these partners which can mean a delay in confirming spaces. 

2019 Careers Hive will take place Monday 25 February - Friday 1 March at the National Museum of Scotland.

Find out more with Careers Hive Futures

Click the link below to head over to our Careers Hive Futures webpage to browse content from the Experience STEM exhibition and find links to other useful careers information.

Careers Hive Futures


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

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Careers Hive 2018 is supported by

AccentureEDF Energy logoEdina Trust logoGarfield Weston logo
LeidosEdinburgh AirportInstitute of Acoustics logoScottish Power logo

National LotteryOpito






Venue partner

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View images from Careers Hive 2016


We're looking for Engineers!

We are looking to recruit a panel of engineer experts to help us develop workshops for young people at our next Careers Hive

If you have at least a year of work experience (full or part-time, includes postgraduate research) and able to committ five days of your time July-October...we want to hear from you!


Benefits of getting involved:

• Take advantage of a unique personal development opportunity

• Help young people understand the breadth of STEM job opportunities open to them

• Inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, coders, makers and thinkers

• Attend a free half-day Communicating with Confidence training course

• Network with other professionals in STEM careers


Key Details:

Dates: The panel will meet to develop the workshops for two days between 30 July-12 August, and a further two days between 20 August-2 September. There will also be a day of training. The selected dates will depend on the availability of the applicants.

Time committment: You must be able to commit five days of your time between July – October 2018.

Deadline: We have extended our deadline to make room for a few more applications! Please apply by Sunday 8 July.


This project is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering under the Ingenious Awards scheme. ​