Blue and white tidal device on dock at Hatston Pier Orkney

STEM Career Opportunities

Meet some of the employers in our region

Meet the people working in STEM

We want to the give our young people the skills they need to dream big. People working in science, technology, engineering and maths understand how things work in our world, and often help change them for the better.

There are some amazing career opportunities growing every day right here in the Highlands and Islands. Find out more about the kind of career path open to those following a career in STEM.


Have a look at our short videos and hear from people who work in a STEM role related to renewable energy, one of the fastest growing and exciting sectors in the region.

Wave Energy Scotland

Working with wave and tidal energy

Jerry from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney explains what wave and tidal energy is.

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Pitlochry Power Station

James from SSE explains how Pitlochry power station produces electricity.

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Tidal device being lifted at the dock on Hatston Pier

Wave and Tidal test facility

James from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney explains how renewable energy is supporting climate change. The centre is used to test new, innovative wave and tidal devices that can be used worldwide in the future to reduce our use of fossil fuels.

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Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries

Sean from Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries explains how they protect wild fish stocks and support communities who rely on fishing.

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MOWI salmon farm

Aquaculture firm MOWI

Karen from aquaculture firm MOWi talks about her role in fish husbandry - how she makes sure fish are of high quality and well looked after.

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Fishvet petri dish looking at aquatic organisms

Aquaculture firm Fishvet

Michael from Fishvet explains about his role of visiting fish farms and taking samples from the seabed to help look for species that could indicate the environment is polluted.

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Scientist studying organisms from the sea bed

Looking for inspiration?

There are so many fascinating jobs based right here in the Highlands and Islands. Check out our films showcase to see more on career opportunities in areas including: renewables, aquaculture, life and health sciences and land sciences.

Careers showcase



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