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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 Play, Energy and EnvironmentHeal 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. 



Water, water everywhere
Humans don’t last long without water, but too much can be a problem as well. Getting water to where it’s needed requires a lot of work.
Thirst for ideas
Career focus: Who makes the water work?
Water works

We live on a hungry planet
The food industry faces huge challenges for the future but researchers are always seeking new ways to improve how we grow, manufacture and distribute our food.
Serving the human race
Career focus: Food is a multi-million pound industry – is this somewhere you could fit?
Food for thought

Infectious invasion
Getting sick is all part of being human, but how can we minimise the threat of global epidemics?
Disease warriors
Career focus: Could you be one of the saviours of our healthcare system?
The future of medicine

Can technology keep us healthy?
Could making better machines mean better health for humans and how can robots be designed to support or improve our health?
Career focus: You need complex teams to make complex machines – could you be part of the mix?
Working in medical technology