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Veterinary Surgeon

If you want to be a Vet make sure that you enjoy working with people as well as animals.

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University Lecturer - Engineering

A senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh.

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University Lecturer - Computer Science

 During the summer I do more research work and might try to prepare grant proposals, do my...

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University Lecturer

Worth pursuing as its a very interesting and rewarding role.

 
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Trainer - Financial Services

I have three jobs at the moment. I am a Training and Development Consultant working mainly...

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Textile conservator

the care and preservation of historic textiles for museums and organisations such as the...

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Tennis Coach

 I strongly believe that a sports based degree gives you an in depth understanding of the...

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Technician (telephone network)

The telecommunications industry has a major part to play in almost all parts of modern life...

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Speech & Language Therapist

You must be good at English and Biology at Higher level. You need to be good communicators...

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Solicitor

as a lawyer, you can have a hugely varied job - from criminal law, to famly law, from...

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Software Consultant

I go into companies and help them improve their software development

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Social Worker

 It can be emotional and really tough, but can be incredibly rewarding too.

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Scottish Government Lawyer

I had a wish to use my legal skills to help shape current events.

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Scientist

Look for opportunities for work experience in research labs during school holidays

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School assistant

part time first aider becomes a school assistant

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Restaurant Owner

The harder in life you work, the luckier you get!

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Psychiatrist

You learn a lot about other people's lives, which is a great privilege.

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Project Manager - Pharmaceutical Industry

Biology, Chemistry and Maths are probably key to a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry,...

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Project Manager (RBS)

I don't think I ever have two days the same...

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Primary School Teacher

I love the fact that when I am working with the children, everyday is different.

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Police Officer

Once you are in the service, there are many options, community policing, road policing, CID,...

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Police Commander

It's a very interesting and rewarding career, with so many opportunies.

 
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Physiotherapist 2

At sports events, I started to spend more time watching the physios and medics on the pitch...

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Physiotherapist

I was always interested in sport when I was growing up.

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Photographer

My school careers officer suggested my becoming a vet, or accountant... anything in fact to...

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Pharmaceutical director

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not '...

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Paramedic

As a Paramedic, you resond to calls as dispatched by ambulance control

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Nurse (Specialist)

The area I work in is neurology and it is very diverse.

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Nurse (Research)

I am responsible for the care and safety of the patients and volunteers and responsible for...

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Master Carpenter

I went to college to do lighting and sound and ended up a carpenter. Go figure huh!!?

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Marketing manager

a summer job on a market stall selling fruit and veg  taught me many invaluable disciplines...

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Marketing Design

Everyone requires marketing from a small business to large banks (who employ hundreds of...

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Management consultant

sometimes I am assigned to a client in the most northern parts of Sweden to assist with food...

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Librarian

a librarian managing 3 public libraries... or is that called juggling?

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Lecturer

finally I got my proper job aged 31... with plants, animals and teaching...

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IT Architect

 I started as a computer programmer and now lead teams who do the design and building of...

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Human Resources Manager

the work I do impacts the entire company which employs over 100,000 people

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Hot Air Balloon Pilot

Whilst balloonists are a rare breed it is a fact that there are more astronauts in the world...

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High School Teacher

I would not say teaching is easy, but it can be easier if you are passionate about your...

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Heritage consultant

I am a free-lance consultant and advise on the care of artworks, artefacts and collections in...

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Government Researcher

Use your analytical skills to change society 

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Government Research Scientist

 I do research on freshwater ecology, specialising in research on algae in lochs

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Geologist

I thought it would be great to find out things about rocks and the Earth while working in the...

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Freelance Designer

can vary daily from printed guides to website development of every description

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Financial Services

It is a very varied career and the most enjoyable part is meeting lots of different people...

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Financial Services

I've never applied for a job or had a proper job interview in my life!

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Electronic Engineer

There's nothing quite like the thrill of designing something and hearing that Big Company X...

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Educational Psychologist

I was particularly interested in working with children or people who had problems to overcome...

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Ecologist

wildlife and spending most of my childhood outside watching birds, collecting plants and...

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Doctor - Royal Navy & Royal Marines

I became interested in the Military, especially the Royal Marines because i loved skiing,...

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Doctor - GP

Really be sure that medicine is what you want to do - ideally it should be a vocation -...

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Doctor - Eye Surgeon

Medicine is a great career with many opportunities and is a very portable job with work...

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Doctor - cardiology

helping with CT or MRI scans of the heart, analysing pieces of heart muscle under the...

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Dental Nurse

Speak to someone who is aready in the job and get lots of information on all aspects of the...

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Dance & Train

an average day might contain an hour of training- weights/ running combination of some sorts...

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Counsellor (Psychological Therapy)

You definitely need a lot of compassion, empathy, organisation and grit to do this job. ...

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Councillor

Be prepared for a lot of highs and lows if you want a career in politics...

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Company Director

I have been in the Aviation industry for over 20 years now.  

 
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Company Director

I organise language,educational and cultural programmes for students visiting the UK and...

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Clinical Psychologist

I knew I had a real interest in working with people who had survived repeated traumatic...

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Civil Engineer

I am a civil engineer. I manage the development and financing of large public sector...

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Civil Engineer

There are a wide range of roles Engineers take on, there is development work, consultancy, ...

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Childcare - Manager of Early Years Setting

It's incredibly rewarding, but also incredibly hard work looking after young children

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Chartered Surveyor

I am a rural practice Chartered Surveyor dealing with country houses, farms and estates in...

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Careers adviser What do you do for a living?

University careers adviser (now) previously a research...

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Cardiac Physiologist

This involves scanning hearts using ultrasound, to visualise the muscle, valves and blood...

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Car Mechanic

I have been into cars since I could walk n talk

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Beauty Therapist2

 The sort of treatments I would do are massage, facials, manicure, pedicure, wedding make-up...

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Beauty Therapist

Be prepared to work hard and long hours out with normal working hours

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Banking - Risk Advisor

The good thing about financial services is that it is relatively easy to move sideways within...

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Astronomer

Interested in life, the universe and everything?

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Artist

my Dad told me I should do "sensible" subjects, at which I tried and failed... well, actually...

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Architect

life of an architect starts with admiring his brother's car...

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Accountancy - Director with Accounting Firm

see all jobs as a way of developing your personal "tool kit" for the future

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Account Director

It is very difficult to describe what I do - a combination of Sales, People & Customer...

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