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Careers Hive

Careers Hive 2022

Careers Hive will return to the National Museum of Scotland this year 7–12 November. For more information or to book your school groups place, contact our Careers Hive team on 031 553 0321 or

What is Careers Hive?

Careers Hive is an immersive careers education event designed to give students between the ages of 11-14 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. 

Careers Hive was developed with support from the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo fund.

Careers Hive Live+Online 2021

Careers Hive: Live+Online 2021 was live from 26–30 April, with an open day on Saturday 1 May. As schools could not visit us at the National Museum of Scotland, we went to them with an entirely new online format. The exhibition content was hosted in Gather. This was an interactive space where students could move freely around engaging in video conferencing conversations and talks with early stage STEM career professionals and running through our Skills and Strengths workshop with their teachers.

This event exceeded all expectations, across the week over 2400 students from over 30 Scottish schools attended Careers Hive Live+Online, including many that can’t reach the in-person event - such as the most northerly school in the United Kingdom, Baltasound Junior High School on the island of Unst in Shetland.

We are making the online content available throughout the summer term as Careers Hive Online allowing us to reach more young people than ever before. All of this has been made possible through the generosity of our  supporters for 2021