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.
Careers Hive was developed with support from the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo fund.
With thanks to all our supporters for 2020.
Careers Hive 2020 took place Monday 24 February – Friday 28 February, with a Teacher Afternoon on Friday and an Open Day for the public on Saturday 29 February. Careers Hive was held at the National Museum of Scotland.
Throughout the week 3,000 students were guided through three one hour sessions featuring hands-on workshops in Skills Gateway, an interactive exhibition Experience STEM and inspirational discussions during Life After Leaving School. During the experience they also engaged with industry professionals.