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Careers Hive Futures

Welcome to Careers Hive Futures!

Here you can review content from the Careers Hive exhibition to remind you of the key questions and ideas it posed and click on links to view some of the panels in detail. Information is split into four categories to match the exhibition zones: Build and ConnectDesign and PlayPower and EnergyHeal and Feed.

We’ve also pulled together a list of useful websites with careers information and resources to help you figure out what might work for you.

Browse the menu below to find out more.

And don't forget to check out the Science Festival! Held over Easter each year, Edinburgh International Science Festival brings together a packed programme of events, activities, workshops and exhibitions offering up lots of opportunities to find out more about science, technology, engineering and maths. 

Our 2018 Festival runs 31 March – 15 April. 

A powerful problem
As energy demand increases and reserves go down, how do we make sure that we can keep the lights on? We need to find the right mix of energy sources.
An energy cocktail
Career focus: Generating, distributing and selling power requires inputs from a variety of people – could you be part of the energy sector?
Energy networks

Spreading energy
One of the energy industry’s biggest challenges is getting power to everyone when it’s needed most. To do this we need to find ways to keep energy until it’s needed.
Energy storage
Career focus: Could you work on smarter ways to distribute energy?
Power to the people

With great power comes great responsibility
One of our biggest challenges is balancing energy news with the state of our planet. Will technology help us become clean and green?
Clean and green
Career focus: The development of renewables has given rise to a raft of new opportunities and roles.
Green giants

My energy
The more electronic devices we use, the more electricity we need. But could some electronic devices be powered by our own bodies?
People power
Career focus: The need to find new energy sources has motivated scientists to come up with a host of unexpected technologies.
Unusual energy