Career Guides

  • Designs on new career: How job switch led to own business for graphic designer

    Janine Meldrum always knew she wanted a career in the creative industries and started out as a journalist – before re-training as a graphic designer. The 38-year-old, from Glasgow, has now set up her own company Janine Meldrum Design and says the decision to switch careers was her best move. She tells us about her working life. Why ...
  • Stress buster: How Tana is helping to take the strain out of life

    It was while working as a massage therapist that Tana Collins realised she could be doing more to help her clients deal with their stress-related issues. After retraining, the 51-year-old set up her own stress management consultancy in Edinburgh a year ago. Tana, originally from East Sussex, now helps people tackle everything from stage fright to tough ...
  • You’re hired! How a Modern Apprenticeship led to science career

    Amanda Allan always had a passion for science and she jumped at the chance to get a head start in the industry when she spotted a Life Sciences apprenticeship opportunity on a noticeboard when she was a college student. As an apprentice, the 21-year-old was able to learn about the essentials of working in a laboratory, deliver ...
  • It’s good to talk: Could a career as a voiceover artist be on your wavelength?

    David Johnston had tried his hand at everything — from being a musician to a barman — before a happy accident led to his dream job as a voiceover artist. David, from Edinburgh, is a director at RED Facilities Ltd, where he has worked for 25 years. We asked him to tell us about life in front of the ...
  • Re-employment After Redundancy – How To Start Looking?

    The easiest way to search for a new job online is by sector – which is why we have made it simple to look for vacancies specific to your chosen industry here at Scotcareers. Below, we’ve listed the eight main Scotcareers sectors – making re-employment after redundancy as straightforward as possible. Within each sector, you can also ...