Futures Fest

Futures Fest

Tue 19 - Wed 20 Mar 2013 | 12 noon - 6pm

Futures Fest, Scotland’s most exciting careers event, returns to Glasgow on Tues 19th and Wed 20th March with a two day showcase of Scotland’s biggest and best opportunities from a host of interesting exhibitors, including:

ACCA Global
Careers At Sea
Concept Northern
Glasgow Regeneration Agency
Open University
Royal Air Force
Royal Navy
Sabhal Mor Ostaig
SAE Institute
Skills Development Scotland
University of the West of Scotland
Volunteer Glasgow
The Wise Group
Young Scot


Presentations and seminars

Across the two days there will be a wide range of inspiring seminars from key industry players.

Tuesday 19th March

1pm    Open University (topics tbc)
2pm   Yvonne McLellan, Island Records A&R, Scotland: Making It In The Music Industry
3pm   John Quigley, celebrity chef and owner of Red Onion restaurant: A Career In Catering
4pm    Skills Development Scotland: My World of Work (their new careers website/tools)
5pm   Royal Air Force: Careers With RAF

Wednesday 20th March

1pm    Lisa Moyes, lecturer at Sabhal Mor Ostaig: Opportunities Using Gaelic
2pm   Royal Navy: Careers with the Royal Navy
3pm   Open University (topics tbc)
4pm   Young Scot (topics tbc)
5pm   University of the West of Scotland (topics tbc)

Interactive Workshops

Pupils will be able to take part in various workshops includnig CV building and interview technique workshops as well as a Games Industry Workshop and the Dress For Success competition.

Games Industry Workshop

Hosted by Dundee-based game and mobile application developers Guerilla Tea, this workshop covers everything from games production and design to how to break into the games industry. The host panel comprises four Masters graduates from the University of Abertay, the UK’s video game development hub.

Dress For Success Competition

In the lead up to Futures Fest, all attending school will receive details on how to take part in the challenge. On the day, a number of people will be picked to be styled and have their photo taken by a leading fashion expert. Photos will then be uploaded to the futuresfest.co.uk website where people will vote on the final look, with the winner receiving a grand prize from the fashion partner.

Other highlights

- Superior Model Management will be scouting for fresh new talent on both days of Futures Fest. Agency owner Isla Rafferty will also be happy to advise attendees on careers in the modelling industry.

- Free pizza, goodie bags and other freebies.