My World of Work Live! activities are designed to inspire young people’s interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Hands-on and engaging, for pupils aged 10 to 15, My World of Work Live! aims to empower young people to make informed decisions about their future. 

Museum objects are used to spark discussion on the wealth of opportunity STEM careers offer, and challenge young people to see where STEM subjects could take them.

 My World of Work Live! is brought to you by careers information, advice and guidance experts Skills Development Scotland (SDS). SDS careers advisers are working as part of the museum’s learning team to embed STEM career learning across the schools programme.

Building and Money Challenge Trails

Pupils can take part in our free Career Challenge trails. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary pupils, these trails will take your class on an exciting journey round the museum. They will learn about the skills and subjects required for jobs and find out about the different entry routes available.

The following trails can be found on our resources page

  • Building
  • Finance
  • Digital Technology
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences (coming in 2017-18 school year)

Unexpected Science

These two short films aim to inspire young people’s interest in studying science and technology subjects in school. Research has shown that many young people are not aware of the wide range of careers which science subjects can lead to. Science is valuable for a range of different careers and is useful in our everyday lives. The i-Limb and Pringle jumper from the National Museum of Scotland were chosen to highlight the unexpected science and job roles behind their development.

Find out more

Find out more about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths at award-winning careers information and advice web service My World of Work.

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