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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. 

Read more about Careers Hive

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

Venue and Programming Partner


Careers Hive was initially developed with support from Scottish Government's Fetsivals Expo Fund and is supported this year by

EDF Energy logo
Institute of Acoustics logoLeidos 
RBS Graduates and Interns

Shin-Etsu Handotai Europe Limited
















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

Volunteer for Careers Hive

If you work in a STEM indsutry, enjoy working with young adults and love sharing your story, volunteer at Careers Hive. Click the link below for more information.

Careers Hive volunteers


Teacher Afternoon at Careers Hive

Friday 1 March, 1.30pm–3.30pm at the National Museum of Scotland. 

Encourage your students to engage with STEM subjects and bring the 3-18 Careers Standard to life with a free Teachers Afternoon at the National Museum of Scotland, part of Careers Hive by Edinburgh Science Learning and in partnership with Education Scotland and RAISE. The afternoon is open to all teachers, with different sessions for primary and secondary educators.

Reserve your place now


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

Browse the 2018 photos here.

How to book

We are nearly full for 2019. However if you'd like to book, please call our team on 0131 553 0321 or by emailing to enquire about spaces.